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San Ramon Police Say Local Teen Found Safe, With Friend, In Fairfield

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San Ramon police have advised that a runaway 14-year-old girl from their city has been located, in the company of a teen friend, in Fairfield. Taylor Cusick of San Ramon was in good health, according to investigators.


  1. Thank goodness she’s home safe. A teen runaway is a cry for help. Open dialogue with your teens. Be a good listener…

  2. You and I need to have a talk young lady… o wait, I’m not even the mom….. it’s just an automatic response.

  3. Glad she has been located and all but are we to assume she knew a lot of people were worried about her and were out looking for her and did nothing about that?

  4. I understand personal responsibility and accountability, but I’m saddened by people who are more worried about their taxes and lack compassion for troubled teens. Happy kids don’t run away. If your child ran away, the police will grant you the same courtesy, and they won’t bill you. Our kids are grown, but thankfully they grew up in a loving, stable home – with happily married parents.

  5. Your visual is a dark, presumably subterranean concrete box. “What’s in the bo – ox!” That’s a VERY, VERY odd visual for this story, I think.

    • Whoa, that’s dark… we were thinking: “Exhaustive search of every (in your best Tommy Lee Jones “U.S. Marshal’s drawl) gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area…” kinda search. You know, exhaustive search. Otherwise we have photos of 14-year-olds taking duck face selfies of each other and we couldn’t use that…

        • We wouldn’t say “hesitancy” Tony, more like a “spidey sense” gained from covering, umm, 1000 or 2000 similar tales. There’s a difference, to us, between a case where someone has been taken against their will i.e. kidnapped, and one in which someone opts to run away from home. This particular story gained weight with us given the age of the person involved and the time away from home. The streets can be nasty.

        • Sniffing under cars and stuff, yep… we bring that one out for the “Cool Hand Luke” escapes and stuff.

  6. She told family and friends that she was running away by Aug. 1. If you’re telling family and friends, you’re crying out for help. There is a difference between being kidnapped and running away, but for those who have no compassion – I hope you’re not a parent. If so, I feel sorry for your children. You will regret parenthood (a lot of parents do) because your heart isn’t in the right place, and you lack the mental wherewithal and patience to raise happy children. Being a kid is tough these days, and not all kids have a happy, stable home. I hope this family works it out, or gets the counseling they need. And please keep in mind – a lot of us do care.

  7. There are more than 1,5 million teenagers living on the streets in the United States.

    Ninety-five percent of the teens who run away are running away from something real. It’s either alcoholism in the home, or a drug dependency in a home, abuse at their home, sexual abuse depending on what the situation is. Very few kids that run away are running away to be defiant to their parents, said Regina Alderman, Program Supervisor of Street Outreach and Recovery.

    The above is hardly the fault of the child. Yes – there are consequences for running away. And, yes, there is the occasional “wild child.” Kids run away for a reason. They lack problem-solving skills. If the problem is “parental” holding it against the child is extremely cruel.

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