Missing Walnut Creek boy found safe

December 18, 2010 12:30:36 PM PST
A teenage boy who was reported missing from Walnut Creek on Friday night was found safe later that night, a Contra Costa County sheriff's lieutenant said.

The 14-year-old boy was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. near Monarch Ridge Drive in Walnut Creek. He was found safe in Lafayette about an hour later, Contra Costa County sheriff's Lt. Andre Charles said.

The boy, who was believed to be at-risk, had left his home due to some sort of "family issue," Charles said.