A 16-year-old boy who walked away from a juvenile detention facility in La Honda on Sunday evening has turned himself in, a juvenile probation officer said Tuesday.
The boy left the Log Cabin Ranch in the hills near state Highway 84 at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and eventually made his way to a family member's home in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Allen Nance said.
The boy's "very responsible" grandmother apparently talked her grandson into returning to the "important work" he had started at Log Cabin Ranch, which provides a yearlong rehabilitation and education program for juvenile offenders, Nance said.
"She convinced him that it was the right thing to do to return," he said.
The boy returned to the facility at about 9:45 p.m. Monday, Nance said.