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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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16-Year-Old Missing Juvenile NR17199aj

Los Angeles: The family of Joshua Mickens and the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On June 18, 2017, around 9 p.m., Joshua was last seen in the 9100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, in North Hills, CA. He had an argument with his mother and left his residence.

Joshua may have visited a friend in the 4200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Joshua does take medication for asthma and allergies. It is unknown whether he has taken his medication.

Joshua is described as a 16-year-old male Black with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, slim build, medium complexion and weighs 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, black shirt and brown shoes.


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Mickens, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives at (818) 838-9810 or (818) 838-9800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program. Reference DR# 17-191351.

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