TEVIN REINSTEIN - 19 yo - Fort Lupton CO

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TEVIN REINSTEIN - 19 yo - Fort Lupton CO

Post by kiwimom on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:15 am

Weld County deputies seek teen missing from Fort Lupton

Tevin Reinstein last seen on Saturday

Posted: 12/19/2011 04:56:02 PM MST

Tevin Reinstein

Weld County Sheriff's deputies are looking for an endangered teenager
who ran away from a boys home north of Fort Lupton on Saturday,
according to reports.

A counselor at the Buffalo Run Boys Home, 14000 block of County Road
18 1/2, reported that he saw Tevin Reinstein, 19, running from the home
at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. He was last seen wearing a white coat with
black lines and green patches, a red polo shirt, a gray t-shirt, black
and green plaid shorts, and white and blue Converse tennis shoes.
Reinstein is described as a black man, 5 foot 9, 130 pounds, with black
hair cut into a buzz cut. He wears glasses, but it is not clear whether
he had them when he left the home. He walks with a limp and needs
medications to treat a bipolar disorder and seizures.

He used to live in Pueblo, but was recently placed in the Buffalo Run Boys Home and is not familiar with the area.

While a vehicle was in the area at the time he was last seen, deputies do not know if he was picked up.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-436-9276, ext. 2700.
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Re: TEVIN REINSTEIN - 19 yo - Fort Lupton CO

Post by kiwimom on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:37 pm

GREELEY, Colo. -- A developmentally delayed
teenager who’d been missing for nearly a week, was found safe and sound
at a home in Thornton Thursday afternoon.Tevin Reinstein, 19, ran away from the Buffalo Run Group Home in Fort Lupton Saturday.Reinstein’s father, David, told 7NEWS that the teen left because he didn’t want to do his chores.

“He’d been asked to clean out the stalls,” David Reinstein said. “He didn’t want to, so he stomped his feet, then ran away.”David Reinstein said his son has the mental capacity of a 9-year old.“He was put in foster care several years ago because of his disability,” David Reinstein said. “He is schizophrenic.”The teen’s escape alarmed several nearby residents who complained that staff at Buffalo Run failed to notify them.“We learned about it from a newspaper article two days later,” said Wende Henley.Dorothy
Mintle said she and several other neighbors were concerned that the
runaway might have holed up in an outbuilding on a nearby farm.“What if we went in there and he was there with a pitchfork,” Mintle said.David Reinstein said those fears were misplaced.“As
far was walking into a barn and Tevin attacking someone with a
pitchfork, they have more a chance of crossing the street and getting
hit by a car,” David said. “Tevin is not violent. He’s a good kid with a
great smile.”The elder Reinstein also said that Tevin has some athletic ability.“He could outrun me when he was seven years old,” David said.A counselor at Buffalo Run said Tevin outran staff members who went after him when he left the property Saturday.Those staff members soon lost sight of him and called the sheriff.Deputies searched the area last weekend and again Tuesday afternoon, but found no trace of the teenager.Today, they received word that Tevin might be with some people he knew.Weld
County Undersheriff Margie Martinez told 7NEWS that authorities used
Facebook to search for the teen and traced him to a home in Thornton.Martinez said the Sheriff’s Office contacted Thornton Police.“Police
Officers went to the house to pick him up,” Martinez said. “They took
him to police headquarters and held him until the staff from Buffalo Run
could come and get him.”The teen’s father said he doesn’t blame the staff at Buffalo Run for his son’s disappearance.“Mistakes
happen,” he said. “They probably didn’t expect it. If they had
expected Tevin to run, they probably would have paid closer attention.
It was unexpected, like a car accident. You don’t expect it to happen.
It happens.”David Reinstein said he’s grateful that his son has been found.“We
were worried about the elements,” he said. “But we were more worried
that someone might pick him up and take advantage of him.”He said his Christmas wish, that Tevin be safe, warm and fed has come true.“That’s absolutely fantastic,” David said.
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