Crimestoppers: Juvenile Runaway Investigations

By September 5, 2019 November 13th, 2019 Press Releases

In an effort to locate juveniles who have been reported as runaways by family members, guardians or the SC Department of Social Services, the Columbia Police Department (CPD) is highlighting 2019 investigations.

CPD is investigating several cases of juvenile runaways, or those who left a location without permission from May to August 2019. The juveniles range from 14 to 17-years-old and include seven females and two males.

The names of the juvenile runaways have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database and that means if a law enforcement officer across the country locates the teen, CPD will be notified and arrangements to return the child will be made by a parent or state-ordered caregiver/guardian.

Here is a synopsis of the active investigations beginning with the most recent based on a parent or guardians information:

November 2: 16-year-old Jada Taylor reportedly left a Marsteller Street home. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, dark blue and burgundy polo shirt. Taylor has black hair with long braids and brown eyes and weighs approximately 180 pounds and stand 5’5.”

November 1: 15-year-old Franciso Alvarado reportedly left 2900 Millwood Avenue. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie with blue jeans and black flip-flops. Alvarado has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 190 pounds and stands 5’09.”

November 1: 15-year-old Janaa Campbell and 14-year-old Arlet Garcia reportedly ran away from 2900 Millwood Avenue. Campbell was last seen wearing ripped blue jeans with a black T-shirt, a jean jacket, red sneakers. She has black hair and brown eyes. Unknown weight and height. Garcia was last seen wearing a white hoodie and blue jeans with black slides. Unknown weight and height.

July 3: 15-year-old McKayla Moseley reportedly left 5507 Colonial Drive. She was last seen wearing a green shirt, with red and white pants and pink sandals. Moseley has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 170 pounds and stands 5’03”.

June 2314-year-old Layla Jones reportedly left 2900 Millwood Avenue. She was last seen wearing  a black and gray sweatshirt with gray sweat pants. She usually wears glasses. Jones has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 200 pounds and stands 5’06.”

June 5: Marquel Haltiwanger reportedly left 401 Lawand Drive when he was 15-years-old. He is now 16-years-old. Unknown clothing description. Haltiwanger has black hair, brown eyes and weighs approximately 220 pounds and stands 5’11”.

May 7: 16-year-old Alyssa Hearn reportedly left 5507 Colonial Drive. She was last seen wearing black leggings and a white T-shirt (unknown shoes). Hearn has blonde hair, green eyes and weighs approximately 140 pounds and stands 5’04”.

April 29: 16-year-old Ahmonie Hamm reportedly left 2900 Millwood Avenue. Unknown clothing description. Hamm has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 100 pounds and stands 5’00.”

April 29: 15-year-old Saniyah Walker reportedly left 2900 Millwood Avenue.  Unknown clothing description.  Walker has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 120 pounds and stands 5’07.”

For more information regarding the South Carolina Children’s Code of Law, click the link below:

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.php?

search=DOC&searchtext=63%201%2040&category=CODEOFLAWS&conid=22024816&result_pos=0&keyval=14221&numrows=10

Citizens with information about the whereabouts of the runaways are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.