2 Teen Inmates Reported Missing From Work Crew In Hollywood Hills

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two teenage inmates are unaccounted for after working with a crew in the Hollywood Hills.

The two teens were reported missing around 2 p.m. Friday after a supervisor noticed they were gone, Los Angeles police said.

The prisoners were last seen at 8400 Mulholland Drive while working on a fire road in the Fryman Canyon area.

Authorities are currently searching for the two identified as Pablo Ladislow Ontaneda, 18 and Christopher Ochoa, 19.

The prisoners were from a Ventura Youth Correctional Facility who was working in the hills clearing brush.

Ontaneda is described as Hispanic, 6 feet tall and about 187 pounds. He was reportedly sent to the facility in June 2010 for second degree robbery.

Ochoa, also Hispanic, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds. He’s been held for second degree robbery and personal use of a firearm since July 2008.

Both men were last seen wearing dark blue pants and plain white shirts, officials said.

Reporting for KCAL9 and CBS2, Melissa McCarty says the California Department For Inmates has a tip line for the public if they have seen or encountered the inmates. That number is (559) 647-5474.

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