KINGFIELD — Franklin County deputies have been searching since Monday for a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his home on Hinckley Pit Road.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and family have been searching for a 15-year-old teenager who ran away from home on Monday in Kingfield. Submitted photo

It is assumed, because of the amount of bugs in the woods, that the teen may be held up in an unoccupied building or a car, Sheriff Scott Nichols said Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint at about 10:53 a.m. Monday of an assault by a juvenile at a home on Hinckley Pit Road and that the juvenile had run into the woods, Nichols said.

Deputies and Maine game wardens went to the house and searched but did not find him.

“The initial search has been around the house where the juvenile had run off to in the past,” Nichols said.

Sgt. Nate Bean and K-9 Bain, and Lt. David Rackliffe and K-9 Rebel have been searching the area.

Bean and Bain tracked the teen Monday about 3.5 miles to Tufts Pond Road but did not find him, Nichols said.

Rackliffe searched the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, Nichols said.

The family has also organized members and friends to assist, he said.

According to a post the Sheriff’s Office was permitted to share from the family’s Facebook page, the 15-year-old was wearing jeans a light blue T-shirt and a long sleeve blue T-shirt and gray sneakers. He is about 85 to 90 pounds and about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He has blonde hair and brown eyes.

There was a sighting of the boy Tuesday night in the west Kingfield area,  but he was not be found, according to a family post.


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