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9-year-old boy thought to be missing from Pomona found

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Issue 43, Volume 17.
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POMONA - A 9-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Pomona overnight was found today in good health after spending the night at a friend's house without telling his mother.

Christian Stewart was last seen about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the front yard of his home at 591 W. 12th St., according to Pomona police.

Police circulated the boy's photo and sought public help to find him.

Shortly before 8 a.m., police reported that he had been found.

"He's been found and he's safe," Pomona police Lt. Eddie Vazquez said. Christian's mother, Judy Coover, reported her son missing after checking on him and finding he was gone at about 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, police said.

This morning, she thanked police and the news media for the parts they played in helping to find her son.

"He's going to be grounded until he's, probably, going to college," his mother said in a broadcast report. "But that's about it. I'm not going to yell. I'm not going to make him do any kind of harsh punishment. I'm just so glad that he's home."

POMONA - Police today were asking for the public's help in locating a 9-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Pomona.

Christian Stewart was last seen about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the front yard of his home at 591 W. 12th St., according to Pomona police.

His mother Judy Coover reported Christian missing after checking on him and finding he was gone at about 8:30 p.m., police said.

The boy is described as black of mixed race, 4 feet 11 inches tall and 80 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He has a dimple on his right cheek and a scar on his head from ear to ear, the result of surgery when he was an infant, according to his grandmother.

He has dark. loosely curled hair, about two inches long and was last seen wearing black shorts and a black T-shirt with "Quicksilver" printed on the front in white letters.

According to broadcast reports, Coover said Christian had gone to a friend's house to get a haircut, and was under instructions to meet his brother there and return home with him.

While Christian's brother returned home in time for his 7:30 p.m. curfew, Christian did not, Coover said.

Christian's red BMX-style bicycle also was missing, police said, adding that he likes to frequent skate parks in the area.

Anyone with information about Christian was urged to contact Pomona police at (909) 622-1241.



Comment Profile Imagejames r. myers
Comment #1 | Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm
Why does a 9 year old have a 7:30 PM curfew? It is dark by 6:30 PM this time of the year. I would put her in jail and take her children away from her for her poor judgement.
Comment Profile ImageJulie
Comment #2 | Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:36 am
I don't know the relationship between the families, but I would still verify with the parent of the 9 year old who showed up to my house that he was allowed to be there. A little communication goes a long way.. Maybe the other kid snuck him in and that mom didn't know he was there? But the point about having a 7:30 curfew is a good one. I drive home from work at 6 and it's already getting dark. By the time he was checked on, at 8:30 I think the article said, it would have been pitch black.

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