UPDATE: Missing Glendale teen found safe, police say
GLENDALE, Wis (CBS 58): The following statement was issued by Annemarie and Bill Scobey-Polacheck following the return of their daughter, Teenasia, who had been missing since July 1:
We are so very grateful to have Teenasia safe at home with her family. She is healthy and happy to be here and we are so happy to have her with us.
We want to thank the entire community who helped bring our daughter home, including the Glendale and Milwaukee Police Departments, community activist Tory Lowe, Safe & Sound, our family, friends and neighbors, and the many volunteers who helped make this joyful reunion possible.
Teenasia was reunited with her family late Friday night as a result of contacts made through community outreach.
Update 1:20 a.m. on July 14, 2018
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A missing and endangered Glendale teen has been found safe.
Glendale Police confirmed the news overnight on Friday.
Police say that 16-year-old Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck has been reunited with her family.
The police department added that they are all so happy that she's been returned unharmed.
GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58 ) -- A family is worried sick after a teenager ran away from home nearly two weeks ago.
Glendale police now say the teen is endangered.
Her family and friends canvassed for hours Friday, near 7th and Burleigh and Sherman Park.
Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck has now been missing for 13 days. Her family says the elevation from "missing" to "endangered" came after tips of Teenasia being spotted with an older man, and also the length of time she's been missing. The 16-year-old Glendale teen left home on her bike and didn't come back. She was angry her parents took away her phone, after finding out she had been talking to an older guy
"The level of danger for a young girl on the street just increases," said Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck, Teenasia's mom.
Dozens of people walked block after block on Milwaukee's north side - putting updated flyers on homes and cars. Canvassers gave flyers to everyone they came in contact with.
"Teenasia has been missing since July 1st. We have not heard from her since July 5th," said Debbie Matthews to a churchgoer on 7th St.
Matthews has been with the family every step of the way during Teenasia's disappearance.
"It's heartbreaking because I have a 16-year-old," said Matthews.
Her 16-year-old daughter and Teenasia are classmates and friends.
"Volleyball together, basketball together, and just social time together."
Teenasia's parents, siblings, and grandma were also handing out flyers. They're hoping someone will be able to help bring her home.
"Teenasia if you're watching this, please come home, we're waiting for you, we love you, we want you home, we miss you," said Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck.
The group knows every minute counts.
Teenasia's family says if you see her, a document that encounter, and try to get pictures so it's easier to follow the lead.
Also, call the police right away.