Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing and Endangered Child

April 10, 2021

Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing and Endangered Child

On Friday, April 9, 2021, at approximately 5:30 PM, our Communications Center received a report of a runaway. 

Joseph Pickering is described as a 14 year-old white male who is 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 96 lbs., has blonde hair and green eyes.  Joseph has a scar on his left arm. He was last wearing a white Nike hooded sweatshirt, with the logo "Just Do it", blue jeans, and red Nike shoes. 

Joseph was observed on camera at the 7-11 on Mesa Ridge Parkway at approximately 4:20 PM. 

Joseph contacted an acquaintance and requested a ride home. Joseph was driven to the areas of Chelton Road and Fountain Boulevard and left on foot and has not been seen since. 

Three photos of Joseph are attached to this Media Release. If anyone has information as to his whereabouts, please contact the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666 or call 719-390-5555.

MR 21-036