Missing boy found after 2-hour search in Rosepointe neighborhood

Police, helicopter comb neighborhoods between Hearst Elementary and boy's home, finding him just before dark

A 5th grade Hearst Elementary School student was found hiding in bushes near his home on Arlington Drive just before dark Tuesday after his mother reported him missing a few hours earlier.

More than 20 from the Pleasanton police department and volunteers from the Rosepointe community searched along streets and parkland near Hearst School. A California Highway Patrol helicopter equipped with an infrared device and police department canines also joined in the search.

The student, who according to reports was not at the Hearst pick-up zone to meet his mother, couldn't be found. After a search by school administrators and the mother failed to find him, police were notified. His backpack was found in his backyard, but the youth was nowhere to be found.

Police quickly made copies of a photo of the boy and several officers walked along Valley Avenue to Sunol Boulevard and down the street to Arlington asking pedestrians and motorists to be on the lookout for the boy.

The search was called off about 5:30 p.m. after the boy was found.


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Posted by mommy3
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

I am so glad this child is alright. I wish we were told about this, we could of joined in on the search.

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Posted by Member
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

So what was he doing? Hiding from someone?

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Posted by jaycee
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

A fifth grader should know better than to be "hiding" out! And what was he doing in those 2 hours when everyone was searching? I'm glad the community was taking this seriously though.

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Posted by Kafka-esque
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Well there were no stray large silver balloons over Pleasanton yesterday so we can rule that excuse out I guess.

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Posted by Ed Saklak
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm

yes, your right, he should have known better, but thank God he was found safe

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