Update: Two Juvenile Males Who Escaped Byron Boys Ranch Found


Contra Costa Sheriff

Law enforcement officers are currently looking 2 juvenile males who recently escaped from the Byron”s Boys Ranch in Byron.

One subject is a black male juvenile, who is 6 feet tall, 135 pounds, and is wearing a blue sweatshirt and tan pants. The other subject is a black male juvenile, who is 5 feet tall, 125 pounds, and is wearing a blue sweatshirt and blue shorts.

Be on the lookout for these individuals. They may be on foot or hiding in the area. If you see these individuals or have any information, call the Contra Costa County Sheriff”s Office (925) 646-2441.

This has been a message from the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office.

The two boys were found at around 11:00 am on the Byron Highway. They were not armed and not considered dangerous. They were first discovered missing around 8:00 am.

The incident caused Excelsior Middle School go go into a lockdown for about 30-minutes between 10:00 am to 10:30 am.


  1. Excelsior was on lock down from about 8:35 to 10:10. The students at the school did a great job following protocol and being patient and understanding of the situation. It was very hard for some students to sit for an hour and a half wondering what was going on. Great job to the administration communicating through e-mail and the teachers keeping the kids safe.

  2. That was smart to walk down Byron Highway.I guess they didn’t get into the Boys Ranch by being intelligent. Now they will have a longer stay.

    • Unless they are moved to a stricter detention facility. Dumb move for those kids… Glad they were found safe and unarmed.

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  4. @ EVCs Brother

    Hey John Gonzales AKA EVCs Brothers
    Dare you to go to the Fire Tax Meeting tonight in Oakley and See if you will stand your ground when theres no keyboard to hide behind
    xoxo Maverick

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