UPDATE: Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt confirmed Luke Quigley was found shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to Wimington Police Sgt. Bob Martin, the teen was in good health and was taken to the Clinton County Juvenile Court, which had a warrant out for him. Information about his whereabouts was provided by his parents, leading to his recovery, police said.
BLANCHESTER —Blanchester police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager reported missing Tuesday night.
According to Police Chief Scott Reinbolt, James Quigley of Supinger Street reported his son Luke, 16, left home around 7 p.m. Tuesday and did not return.
“He was last seen by his mother walking northbound on State Route 133 near James Road at around 9:30 p.m.,” Reinbolt said. “When his mother turned around to speak with him, he was gone.”
Reinbolt said the boy ran away from home in June 2013 and police were able to find him then using a bloodhound; in that case he was found in a field on Rhude Road.
“Luke is about 5’ 10”, 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark shorts, purple tennis shoes and a red and white baseball cap,” Reinbolt said. “Luke has a friend who resides in Pleasant Plain and his grandparents reside on State Route 730 near Holiday Lane, north of Blanchester.
“Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies assisted us by checking the grandparents home (Tuesday night) to no avail, although it is believed he may be in that area,” Reinbolt added.
Blanchester Police Ptl. James Beckelhymer is currently following available leads. If anyone has information on Luke’s whereabouts, they are asked to call the police department at 937-783-4702.