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ALERT: Search Underway for Child Missing in Newark UPDATE: Found Safe!


Police in Newark requests the public’s help locating Julian Polanco, an 11-year-old Hispanic boy from Newark, who was reported missing today, January 19.

Police said Julian, a student at Dr. E. Alma Flagg Elementary School, was last seen around 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Parker Street on January 18, 2022.

He is 5’9,’’ weighs 98 pounds, and has brown eyes, brown hair, and a light brown complexion.

Julian was wearing a black coat, light green basketball shorts, a purple shirt, and black sneakers.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the boy’s whereabouts to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.