An 11-year-old male was reported missing Sunday afternoon after he failed to return home after spending the day at Beaty Playground.
Officers from Warren City Police Department conducted an investigation throughout the night, following leads and checking locations where he was known to frequent.
Based on other information, it was thought that he would show up for school Monday morning, according to a statement the city police.
Times Observer photo by Rob Andersen
Conewango Township Police Chief Jason Peters takes notes during a briefing Monday morning. Warren Police Department Detective Anthony Chimenti distributed photos and information to a number of local and state agencies prior to Monday’s search for a missing 11-year-old male. The boy was located in the city in the late morning and taken into custody in the early afternoon after he had run into a wooded area.
When he failed to show up for school, the search was expanded to a greater area, including a water search by the Warren City Fire Department and Glade Township Volunteer Fire Department water rescue teams and an airborne search by a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter.
City police spearheaded the operation with the assistance of the Warren County Sheriff's Department deputies, state police and the state helicopter unit, Conewango Township Police, Pennsylvania State Parole, Children and Youth Services and search teams from Glade and North Warren volunteer fire departments.
The youth was spotted by a homeowner on N. South Street late Monday morning, but he ran north towards Jackson Avenue and evaded searchers for a short period of time.
Emergency personnel set up a perimeter to contain the child, and he was apprehended about 12:40 p.m. near Jackson Avenue Extension.
Police said he was determined to be a runaway and was taken to Warren General Hospital for a medical evaluation, then released to his family.