Redmond boy found safe after leaving care facility

A 7-year-old Redmond boy was found safe early Monday morning after going missing from his care facility the night before.

The Redmond Police Department responded just before midnight to a residence in the 2900 block of NW 19th street for a missing juvenile.

The reported information was a mentally disabled, 7 year-old boy had run away from the care facility around about 11:30 p.m.

Redmond PD immediately responded and began searching the area. A short-time later a “reverse 911” call was sent to all the residences in a two-mile radius in an attempt to locate the boy. Law enforcement officers from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department and Oregon State Police assisted in the search.

Police K9 teams, drones, and Deschutes County Search and Rescue also assisted in the search.

Around 5:20 a.m. Monday, the boy was found in the area of NW Spruce Ave and NW 19th St. The child was safe and uninjured. He was picked up by police and returned home to his care facility.

Redmond Police told Central Oregon Daily the boy was found after a neighbor had reported a burglary and there was a child in their home. The boy had fallen asleep in the house, police said.




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