Missing Balfour teen returns home
After being reported missing last Wednesday, 14-year-old Sheldon Hicks returned home last night.
On February 20, Nelson RCMP reported that they received a call from Sheldon Hick’s mother that her son had taken her vehicle without consent.
“A note was left by Sheldon saying that he was going to Vancouver with a roommate and that a job was lined up,” police said in a press release.
The note also said that his mother’s vehicle could be found at the Nelson Safeway parking lot. While the vehicle was found, Hicks was not.
Last night just after 6 p.m., RCMP received a call from Hick's mother that Sheldon had been located. The mother received a tip earlier that day and followed up locating her son just west of Nelson.
Cst. Dan Markevic from the Integrated Road Safety Unit attended and spoke with Sheldon and his mother.
"Sheldon was reluctant to discuss where he had been, but said he was fine, and returned home with his mother," police said in a release issued early Thursday morning.
"Nelson RCMP would like to thank everyone who put up posters, called in tips, and generated information on Sheldon's whereabouts."