Author Topic: Innercept Treatment Runaway Found  (Read 4059 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cmack

  • Posts: 236
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Innercept Treatment Runaway Found
« on: December 25, 2011, 12:50:07 AM »
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/d ... g-n-idaho/

December 23, 2011 in City, Idaho
Missing teen found, OK in N. Idaho
The Spokesman-Review

A 16-year-old boy who walked away from a residential treatment facility Thursday night wearing only a flannel shirt and pajama bottoms was found safe today following a search.

Jacob Lee left the Innercept treatment facility on Dodd Road about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Today, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were joined by 15 members of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Volunteer Search and Rescue and a helicopter from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Lee, whose parents live in Santa Clara, Calif., was found in the 6200 block of English Point Road, about six miles from Innercept. He was cold but OK, deputies said.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program website: http://www.innercept.net/
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline cmack

  • Posts: 236
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Innercept Runaway Found - Update
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 12:52:30 AM »
http://www.kxly.com/news/30062821/detail.html

Teen found cold but OK in Kootenai County
Kylee Cruz | KXLY4 Reporter

Posted: 6:54 am PST December 23, 2011Updated: 6:22 pm PST December 23, 2011
Text Size
AAA
HAYDEN, Idaho -- Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies confirm they have found a 16-year-old boy, alive but cold, who ran away from from a home for struggling teens late Thursday night.

16-year-old Jacob Lee was found by searchers approximately two miles away from the Innercept Home on Dodd Road where he was last seen around 11 p.m. Thursday in what is being called a remarkable story of survival.

The teen ran away from Innercept Home in Hayden wearing nothing more than pajama bottoms and a flannel shirt and survived the night out in the cold in sub-freezing temperatures.

"It's really a Christmas miracle here," Kootenai County Sheriff's Department Major Ben Wolfinger said.

Deputies, along with 15 members of the Kootenai County Volunteer Search and Rescue team were involved in the search for him. They were supported from the air by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air One.

After 14 hours out in the elements the search teams found Lee two miles from Innercept but he reportedly had wandered around for six miles.

"He was cold, he was hungry, but other than that he was fine," Major Wolfinger said.

"The clothes were pretty tattered from going through the brush, he tired to evade the searchers and they saw him and called over to him and said come on over and he did and was totally compliant at that point. He was pretty cold, willing to give up."

Innercept is a therapeutic treatment center that provides care for adolescents dealing with emotional concerns. Ray and DiAnn Gardner live right across from the house and they say they have had ongoing issues with this facility for the last seven years.

"They will come to our gate and throw rocks at our dogs and scream obscenities, and I will tell them to move on their way and they keep screaming obscenities," DiAnn Gardner said.

The couple says they are extremely concerned living so close to this facility.

"We live out there for peace, quite and tranquility and we don't have that," DiAnn said.

No one from Innercept would agree to do an on-camera interview with KXLY for this story, but in the end both sheriff's department officials and the people at Innercept say they are relieved that Jacob Lee was found alive.

"He was outside all night in 15 degrees, certainly hypothermia could have set in, if he had laid down and gone to sleep out there in the snow somewhere I am sure we would have been doing a recovery not a rescue," Major Wolfinger said.
© 2011 KXLY.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline cmack

  • Posts: 236
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Innercept Treatment Runaway Found
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 12:54:21 AM »
Comments from above article: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=38388&p=410171#p410171

http://www.kxly.com/news/30062821/detail.html

Everything is Wrong
Is there physical, mental, or sexual abuse happening at this home for troubled teens? Are they "prisoners"? Is it a "private for profit" establishment? He may well have had a VERY GOOD reason for running. Corruption is rampant at so-called "private for profit corrections" companies, they have a vested interest in keeping people there by ANY means necessary. On the other hand, maybe this kid is incorrigible.
Reply · 5 ·
· Yesterday at 8:46am

Everything is Wrong
He was running for a reason.
Reply ·
· 15 hours ago
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline cmack

  • Posts: 236
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Innercept Treatment Runaway Found
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 12:12:13 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkgKA9fP9U

Local TV news report of the story. Includes interview with neighbors of Innercept who report problems with the residents. The report also says that there have been other runaways from the facility and that Jacob Lee, the boy in this story, had previously tried to run away from the facility. Representatives from Innercept refused to go on camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkgKA9fP9U
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline cmack

  • Posts: 236
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Innercept Treatment Runaway Found
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 12:21:27 AM »
http://www.khq.com/story/16398208/sheri ... in-n-idaho

Sheriff: Teen runaway located in N. Idaho


Posted: Dec 27, 2011 10:12 AM EST Updated: Dec 27, 2011 10:12 AM EST

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 16-year-old boy who ran away from a residential treatment facility in northern Idaho last week was found safe before the holiday weekend.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says Jacob Lee was found Friday about six miles from Innercept House in Coeur d'Alene. Authorities say the boy was cold but not injured after leaving the facility last Thursday wearing only a flannel shirt and pajama bottoms.

Lee was considered in danger because he was not dressed for the cold weather. Kootenai County deputies and more than a dozen members of the sheriff's volunteer search and rescue group searched for Lee.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/umgNta ) Lee's parents live in Santa Clara, Calif.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline Goddess of Justice

  • Posts: 27
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • http://teendeathtrips.blogspot.com/
Re: Innercept Treatment Runaway Found
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 12:08:20 AM »
Quote from: "cmack"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkgKA9fP9U

Local TV news report of the story. Includes interview with neighbors of Innercept who report problems with the residents. The report also says that there have been other runaways from the facility and that Jacob Lee, the boy in this story, had previously tried to run away from the facility. Representatives from Innercept refused to go on camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkgKA9fP9U
I can clearly understand why he wanted to run away. The program wasn't letting him go home for Christmas and he wanted to be with his family. They have an absurd policy holding them against their will with little or no contact with family, especially when it comes to holidays. I bet for anyone who stayed at the Innercept House during Christmas was probably their worst Christmas they've ever had! It's nothing more than a place to make kids feel they've been abandoned which a lot of the times they have.

And the people from this program not wanting to be on camera is classic for the troubled teen programs. They want to cover-up abuse and legal rights violations to avoid lawsuits. I want to contact Kootenai law enforcement to issue a search warrant to both inspect and interview residents.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
For owners of such programs, we celebrate your lives being destroyed. Because you destroyed theirs...