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 investigations.

CPD is investigating several cases of juvenile runaways, or those who left a location without permission. The juveniles range in age. (A juvenile in SC is considered 18 years of age or younger.

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 guardian information:

July 7, 2020: 17-year-old Abrigale Jones reportedly left a Medical Drive home without permission. She is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’0″ and weighs 100 pounds. Clothing description unknown.

July 6, 2020: 15-year-old-Lazaria Douglas reportedly left a group home located at 2900 Millwood Avenue without permission. She is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’6″ and weighs 180 pounds. Douglas was last seen wearing a navy tank top and navy blue and light blue spandex pants.

July 5, 2020: 14-year-old Zy’aire Harris reportedly left a Lorick Circle home without permission. Harris has a history of running away. She is described as having black hair and black eyes and stands 5’9″ and weighs 155 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt with white pants, and pink tennis shoes.

July 2, 2020: 17-year-old Jorge Rodriguez-Coleman reportedly left an Elmhurst Avenue home without permission. He is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’11” and weighs 215 pounds.  Rodriguez-Coleman was last seen wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, and blue tennis shoes.

June 29, 2020: 13-year-old Melanie Cabarera-Resendiz reportedly left a Maybank Street home without permission. She is described as having brown hair and brown eyes (unknown height and weight and clothing description.)

April 17, 2020: 16-year-old Dayan Fogle reportedly left a Cardamon Court without permission. He is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’05” and weighs 145 pounds. Fogle was last seen wearing gray pants, gray camouflage jacket with a black knit hat, black ‘Jordan’ tennis shoes and carried a black duffle bag.

April 12, 2020: 15-year-old Michael Wright, Jr. reportedly left a Becky Court home without permission. He is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’10” and weighs 120 pounds. Wright was last seen wearing dark-colored ‘track’ suit with gray trim.

April 10, 2020: 16-year-old Traliya Mitchell reportedly left a Lorick Circle home without permission. She is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’10” and weighs 110 pounds.  Mitchell has reportedly runaway in the past.

April 10, 2020: 17-year-old Danielle Ingram reportedly left an Ithica Street home without permission. She is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’08” and weighs 170 pounds. Ingram was last seen wearing a black jean jacket, black sweatpants and black slides.

April 7, 2020: 15-year-old Tifuquan Lawrence reportedly left a Pearl Street home again. Lawrence has a history of running away. Lawrence is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’11” and weighs 140 pounds. Unknown clothing description.

March 10, 2020: 15-year-old Ramel Fuller reportedly left an Elmhurst Road home without permission.  He is described as having black hair and brown eyes and stands 5’06” and weighs 125 pounds. Fuller was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, back jeans and black slide sandals.

March 6, 2020: 16-year-old Candice Skinner reportedly left a group home on Colonial Drive without permission. She is described as having blonde hair and green eyes and stands 5’03” and weighs 110 pounds. Skinner was last seen wearing a purple T-shirt, black sweatpants and a black sweatshirt with white lettering.

February 27, 2020: 16-year-old David Powell reportedly left a group home located at 401 Lawland Drive without permission. Powell is described as having brown hair and green eyes and weighs 110 pounds and stands 5’03.” Powell was last seen wearing a red, while and black jacket and blue jeans. He is originally from Spartanburg, S.C.

February 23, 2020: 15-year-old Danielle Simmons reportedly left a home on Greene Street without permission. Simmons is described as having black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 220 pounds and stands 5″05.” She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

January 28, 2020: 16-year-old Rah’shon Carter reportedly left a home on Kinderway Avenue without permission. Carter is described as having black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 145 pounds and stands 5’06.” He was last seen wearing a red hoodie, dark jeans and carrying a navy blue book bag.

January 3, 2020: 16-year-old Serenity General reportedly left a Pearl Street home without permission. General is described as having black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 130 pounds and stands 5’04”. Unknown clothing description.

December 16, 2019: 14-year-old LaKenya Williams reportedly left DSS custody while at 5801 Fairfield Road without permission. Williams is described as having black hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 135 pounds and stands 5’05.”. She was last seen wearing a red hoodie, black pants and pink ‘slides.’

November 1, 2019: 15-year-old Franciso Alvarado reportedly left a group home located at 2900 Millwood Avenue without permission. 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.”

October 21, 2019: 16-year-old Milaysia Mack reportedly left a Lorick Circle home without permission. Unknown clothing description. Mack has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 130 pounds and stands 5’05.”

June 5, 2019: Marquel Haltiwanger reportedly left 401 Lawand Drive when he was 15-years-old without permission. He is now 16-years-old. Unknown clothing description. Haltiwanger has black hair, brown eyes and weighs approximately 220 pounds and stands 5’11”.

July 5, 2019: 17-year-old Victoria Music reportedly left a group home located at 2900 Millwood Avenue without permission. Unknown clothing description. Music is described as having red, and at times, blonde hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 200 pounds and stands 5’04.” She was also last seen getting into a white sedan. (additional vehicle information is not available)

May 7, 2019: 16-year-old Alyssa Hearn reportedly left 5507 Colonial Drive without permission. 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 a group home located at2900 Millwood Avenue without permission. Unknown clothing description. Hamm has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 100 pounds and stands 5’00.”

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.

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