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Monday, January 30, 2012

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Missing Juvenile-Alfonso Mendez NR12051k

January 31, 2012
Mendez was found in LAPD’s West Valley area and reunited with his family

Los Angeles:
  The family of Alfonso Mendez and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are asking for the public’s help in locating Alfonso, who was last seen on Friday, January 27, 2012, at about 10 a.m., in the 14200 block of Gruen Street in Pacoima.

Alfonso had been despondent after an argument with his mother.

Alfonso is a male Hispanic, with short dark hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 95 pounds with a slim build.  He was wearing a dark gray sweater and light gray pants.

Alfonso has been known to frequent the area in the 9000 block of Langdon Avenue in North Hills.   

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Alfonso Mendez is urged to contact LAPD Mission Division at 818-838-9800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.  REF DR 12-1905606