Two Escapees From Saugus Camp Arrested

Two men who escaped from a minimum-security conservation camp in Saugus are back in custody, authorities said Wednesday.

Mark Goetz and Daniel Lewis, both 22, were arrested about 7 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment in the 6000 block of Whitsett Avenue, North Hollywood, said Sgt. Rudy Ibarra of the state Department of Corrections.

The two walked away from the San Francisquito Conservation Camp about 11:10 p.m. Monday, he said. Los Angeles police went to the apartment of Kurt and Cynthia Weiner, who had recently visited Lewis, and found Goetz and Lewis inside, Ibarra said.

Kurt Weiner was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of harboring escapees and was released later on $5,000 bail, authorities said.

Goetz is serving a three-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft. Lewis came to the camp in November, 1985 for violating probation on convictions for grand theft and possession of drugs, Ibarra said. Lewis was scheduled to be released in September.

They were being held Wednesday at the California Institute for Men in Chino.

The San Francisquito Conservation Camp, with a capacity of 92 prisoners, helps the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ibarra said.

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