November 24, 2014

Partly sunny with showers

UPDATED: Missing 9-year-old boy found


Owen Pressnell

A 9-year-old boy who was reported missing early Tuesday morning was found unharmed later in the day.

Owen Pressnell was found shortly after 1 p.m. on Villanova Circle, Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

Owen had been reported missing at about 8 a.m. Costantino said Owen had had an argument with his parents the night before, and left the house on his own.

He was seen near the Anticoch neighborhood and later by Drug Mart. Police issued an alert on their Facebook page urging residents to be on the look out for the boy.

An alert neighbor saw Owen and contacted police, who picked him up. Costantino said the outcome was very good, and police will talk to Owen about why he left his house.

Costantino said the department received numerous calls from residents offering to help look for Owen.

“We’re appreciative of all the phone calls,” he said.


  • luvmytoaster

    Lucky little boy to have been found safe.

    • golfingirl

      Good ending…he looks like the kid on Leave It To Beaver.

  • Chan

    How in heck does a parent have an argument with a 9 year old? If they are having a hard time disciplining him now the police will surely be looking for him in about 10 years for other reasons.

    • CrazyBlogginMom

      You obviously don’t have kids. Disciplining or not, you’re going to have arguments with your kids.

      • Chan

        Yep have 2 kids. How do you hold an argument with a child? I told them what to do and it wasn’t up for discussion. My kids are grown, college and educated and productive adults now.

        • Jami Turner

          Well ladee freaking daah. congrats on being so freaking perfect

          • Chan

            Not perfect just made sure that my kids are well rounded productive citizens. Interesting that it upsets you that it worked for me.

      • Bob

        Single father of two kids, who live with me full time.

        I am the adult they are the kids. What I say goes. No arguments. Period…

        • Chan

          Great to hear Bob, seems to me too many people on this forum are more busy being their child’s friend than their parent.

      • CrazyBlogginMom

        Newsflash, kids argue, disagree, etc. I’m pretty sure you tried to argue when you were a kid with your parents. I know I did. Doesn’t mean I didn’t get disciplined after it. I’ve raised my boys to state their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. I take their points into consideration, but being the parent I’m ultimately going to make the correct and proper decision. I don’t have this issue with my children (btw who are 14 and 9)… they listen to me, obey and know that my husband and I are in charge.

        BTW I never said that I see it as fine that the child left the house. I said that you’re going to have arguments with your kids.

        • Chan

          You made excuses for him and try to rationalize why it happened. It shouldn’t have happened period.. Him thinking it was OK to do so is a problem whether you agree with me or not.

          • CrazyBlogginMom

            I never ever said it was okay for him to run away. Apparently you have no clue how to read. Here… let me quote it again for you so you can read it again: “BTW I never said that I see it as fine that the child left the house. I said that you’re going to have arguments with your kids.” Do you think you can understand that this time?

  • Phil Blank

    I used to get mad and run away all the time, then forget about it and end up back home for dinner.

    • Bob

      I made it down to the end of our driveway, it started to rain and I turned around and went back inside. LOL