Five local juveniles reported missing found safe, unharmed

Krista Hostetler

Five local juveniles reported missing found safe, unharmed

CREATED Jun. 12, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The five juveniles, who were missing for nearly 24 hours, have been found safe and unharmed in Las Vegas.

The five children, ranging in age from 7 to 14, were last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of Cheyenne and Rainbow.

They were found in the northwest part of the city, near Lake Mead and Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a citizen spotted the children at a Taco Bell. The children left the business on foot and were located a short time later, inside a nearby Walgreens.

The juveniles have been returned to Child Haven.

Children are placed at Child Haven by Child Protective Services. They are victims and therefore cannot be detained.

Action News received a tour of the campus, which is secured with fences and locked doors and you need a security card clearance.

"The protocol is if you see a child starting to walk away or saying they want to walk away, staff talks to them, sits down with them, offer some options, explains that we're only here to help them, we're only here to help them get back to their families," said Jolie Courtney, director.

Child Haven cannot give any comment on information about the siblings' parents, but could say they were in contact with them during their disappearance.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department thanked the media and the public for their assistance in locating the children.