Across the Area

Fugitive, 15, caught after his breakout

A 15-YEAR-OLD youth in trial for the 2017 stabbing murder of his mother in Garden Grove was arrested after he briefly escaped from juvenile hall (Shutterstock).

A former Garden Grove youth charged with stabbing his mother to death in May 2017 escaped from Juvenile Hall in Orange Friday but was recaptured at a McDonald’s restaurant in Anaheim.

Ike Souzer, 15, was apprehended after a search by police officers, FBI agents, sheriff’s deputies and federal marshals, according to the Associated Press. He managed to escape the facility through the roof and then jumping over a perimeter fence.

He was in the middle of a murder trial in juvenile court when he made his short-lived escape.

Souzer allegedly stabbed his mother – Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, 48 – on May 3, 2017.

ERIK SOUZER (OCSD)

The original incident was first reported to police at 5:44 p.m. in the 11000 block of Gilbert Street. She had sustained stab wounds to her abdomen. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to a local hospital where she died from her wounds the next day.

Police say that before she died, she told them her son was her assailant. He was arrested a short distance away at a shopping center.

Apartment blaze in HB extinguished

A fire that broke out Friday morning at an apartment building in Huntington Beach was quickly knocked down by HBFD firefighters.

The blaze was reported at 11:44 a.m. at 2142 Elmira Ave ½, between Beach Blvd. and Main Street. There were no injuries and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

HUNTINGTON BEACH firefighters knocked down a blaze in Elmira Avenue on Saturday (HBFD photo).

 

 

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