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Bakersfield Police Department locates missing, runaway 12-year-old boy

Posted at 10:47 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 07:48:50-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — UPDATE 4:45 a.m.: BPD officials said the missing 12-year-old boy returned home safely shortly before five a.m. Saturday morning.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's help to find a runaway missing juvenile.

According to BPD, 12-year-old Samuel DeLaCruz was last seen on Friday around noon on Canadian Street which is near S. H St. and Planz Rd.

Police said he is considered at-risk due to his age.

DeLaCruz is described as a Hispanic male, 12 years old, 5 feet tall, 95 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen carrying a black backpack and a riding a pink skateboard.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 327-7111.