Northwestern escapee turns himself in
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A 16-year-old male who was among four cadets to escape from Northwestern Academy Wednesday morning turned himself in to the Washington, D.C., metro police at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Coal Township police reported the teen will be held until he can be extradited from Washington on charges of criminal conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property and escape.
David Rosario, 18, of 321 S. Ninth St., Reading, was picked up by Reading City Police at 3 p.m. Thursday on a warrant obtained by Coal Township police.
Rosario was detained in the Abraxas Detention Center in Morgantown until he was picked up by township officers to be returned to the academy.
Sean Watson, 19, of 13106 Eighth St., Bowie, Md., and a 15-year-old male from the Harrisburg area have still not been located.
The four teens escaped shortly before 2 a.m. from the secure building at the juvenile facility.
Northwestern Academy employee Kip Weir, 44, of Selinsgrove, told police Rosario and Watson assaulted him while he was releasing one of them out of a locked room to use the bathroom. Weir said Rosario and Watson then locked him in a room, stole his building keys and unlocked the room containing the juveniles before all four fled the building.
Police said the cadets also removed Weir's car keys and stole his gold, four-door 2007 Toyota Camry with registration JBW8757.