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Two Roswell boys missing from Albuquerque facility found

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Two Roswell teenagers who escaped from the Albuquerque Boys’ Reintegration Center Saturday were found before they had the chance to leave Albuquerque.

Randy Torrez and Jose Lopez — both 16 and from Roswell — were found after New Mexico State Police received an anonymous tip that Lopez and Torrez were hiding out at the Canyon Vista Apartment Complex in Albuquerque, according to an email Wednesday from Ray Wilson, a public information officer with the New Mexico State Police.

Agents from the State Police Investigations Bureau made contact with Torrez and Lopez, and subsequently took them back into custody.

No information was provided in the email as to when the tip was received and when the youths were found.

State police were called Tuesday at 9 p.m. after Torrez and Lopez escaped from the facility. The two youths were reported to have been picked up by someone in a vehicle, and were thought to have possibly been heading to Roswell.

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Torrez was in the facility for unlawful possession of a handgun and Lopez for aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.