EL CENTRO – On Friday, June 27, at 8:17 p.m., officers from the El Centro Police Department responded to an anonymous tip regarding the whereabouts of Alex Perez.
Perez had been reported as a runaway with the police department on April 29, 2014.
Officers located a male matching Perez’ description sitting on a porch of a residence in the 800 block of Olive.
Once contacted, Perez initially provided officers with a false name, but was recognized by officers on the scene.
He was found to be in good health and was turned over to the Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Center.
“We would like to thank all of those involved in assisting with Perez being located,” said Commander Robert Sawyer.