Runaway teen from Coos Bay discovered near Ogden, Utah after stolen truck crashed
COOS BAY, Ore. -- The location of a runaway teen from Coos County has been discovered following a crash in Utah involving her mother's stolen pickup.
Last Wednesday, May 30, Coos County deputies received a report of a runaway 15-year-old in Coos Bay.
They responded and met the girl's mother, Talena Coplin, who said her daughter was last seen when she was dropped off at a local school that morning by her brother.
The juvenile reportedly left school shortly thereafter and was taken to her home by her boyfriend where she reportedly stole around $600 in cash along with camping supplies and her mother's 2002 red Ford pickup.
The runaway then left the area with another juvenile out of Coos Bay.
Deputies took the description of the juveniles, information on the truck, and locations the juveniles may be heading. The truck was then entered into a national database as stolen.
Shortly before the report was taken, Oregon State Police had run the vehicle’s license plate near Salem.
"Coos County Sheriff’s Office knows this because when a vehicle is entered as stolen, the database used through the Oregon State Police automatically reports the previous 24 hours of activity if law enforcement has had contact with the vehicle," the sheriff's office said. "However, despite a three-day search by local and state agencies, the missing juveniles had still not been found."
On Saturday, June 2, it was learned the stolen truck had crashed near Ogden, Utah.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office told Coos County authorities the crash involved the stolen truck and the juvenile was transported to a local hospital.
There was no word on the extent of injuries.
Coos County Sheriff’s Office notified the runaway's mother of the incident.