A happy ending

New London boys reported missing, later found
Heather Chapin-Fowler
Jun 16, 2014


The search for two New London juveniles resulted in a happy ending, even though they may be charged after police spent most of the day searching for them Sunday.

The manhunt began early in the morning after one of the boys' parents discovered their 16-year-old son wasn't at home, according to New London police.

Police, including Chief Mike Marko, knocked on every one of the boys' friends known friends and associates but came up empty handed until about 2 p.m. when they found him at a High Street residence.

The boy's mother was emotional as her son walked out of the home and was surrounded by concerned family, friends and several officers.

The boy and his mother embraced in each other's arms for some time before police began questioning the youth.

The boy admitted to having taken illegal drugs while he was at the home, police said. However, the matter remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, the woman who he was staying with was yelling out the door of her home as the boy walked into his mother's arms.

The adult whose home the boy was found at is expected to be charged Monday morning after police have completed their reports and file them in Norwalk Municipal Court.

Meanwhile, a second juvenile, a 14-year-old friend of the missing youth, was also sought until about 4 p.m. when a Third Street resident located him and turned him over to police.

The 14-year-old was taken away in handcuffs at the residence under suspicion of giving police false information regarding the whereabouts of the missing older boy, according to police.

Whether the 16-year-old will be charged will depend on discussions between police and the boy's parents, police said.

The younger boy may be charged in the Huron County Juvenile Court for obstructing the investigation, depending on the interview between him and police.



Who doesn't love a happy ending???? So where did the illegal drug come from? Who's were they? I can't wait to get all of the info. Way to step up and knock on those doors.


The NLPD has been letting the cerfew slide the last few years. They're going to have to put the smack down on the kids and parents this summer. I see in the council minutes the Chiefs going to be working some night's. Wonder if someone got some day off without pay?


Anytime you drive by the shell station at night you are very likely to see the night officer conversing with the worker instead of patrolling the mean streets of N.L. They also do a lot of investigative work from the booths inside McDonalds. I going to open an all night donut shop, I will be rich.


Yea they got some slackers for sure, There just following the Chiefs example. He's always at McDonalds. Not all of them are slackers there a few good ones left. But they'd rather be working somewhere else I'm guessing.


that is true and new london seems be getting worse and worse


Kudos to the PD on finding these kids! Not sure why there is so much hate but I lived here for a few years and think the saftey services do a nice job. And I'd rather see the Chief at McDonalds in our community rather than sitting in a locked room at City hall. And I see him in the above picture. Looks like he works the streets like his officers....You don't see that often.