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Raleigh Police Find Missing Teen

Posted May 27, 2007
Updated May 28, 2007

— Raleigh police announced Monday that they have found a missing 14-year-old teen.

Police said Tinh Ksor has been found and he is OK. He was last seen Sunday afternoon near New Bern Avenue and Sunnybrook Road.

Details surrounding his return have not yet been released by police.


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  • jim2dart May 28, 2007

    Steve...I agree with a lot of what you're saying and I usually won't side with the media. But in this case I have to give WRAL the benefit of the doubt for staying out of it. If the police don't want to release details about an ongoing investigation then the media should step back and let them do their job. WRAL doesn't need to dig and release information that may be harmful to the victim. Too many times the media oversteps their boundries and is harmful to the investigation, I'm sure you're aware of the NY Times tipping off our enemies numerous times which is sickening.

    Good news on this one, he's home!

  • littleredwolfie May 28, 2007

    I am very glad he was found. I don't know what the circumstances are regarding his disappearance but my prayers are with the child and his parents.

    Kudos to the Raleigh Police Department on finding the child.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    And do you know why we don't have a chopper? It's not because of the price or lack of effectiveness or need. It's because if we had one it would spend 90 percent of its time in the air hovering over the 24 and the movers and shakers there do not want the image problems surrounding something so visible.

    It's all politics.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    Then you know first hand exactly how hamstrung y'all have become with respect to catching suspects. I don't need to tell you, but non-officers really need to know. And they need to know the whole story, not just what the talking heads tell them.

    I ask you, just how many times have you lit up a 10-37 or 65 suspect on Falls of Neuse at 3 am, only to have the car take off. So you radio in the 28 (which turns out to be stolen,) give speed and conditions, and before you can unkey your mike, a white shirt 22s the thing? Meanwhile you have no idea why the guy ran in the first place. Could have been that they were doing nothing wrong but feeling cocky, they could have been 10-55 on a signal 14, or it could have been that they were wanted for a 103 in Durham. You'll never know, though, cause they're gone, laughing at you all the way to their next crime.

  • sick of thugs 3 May 28, 2007

    Steve. I don't listen to a scanner. I listen to a radio as the calls are dispatched to me. I do agree with you on the whole chopper thing. We need one. We are large enough for one. It has been "in the works" for like 8 years now. I don't know when its going to happen.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    Like I said, you needed to have listened to the scanners that night.

  • sick of thugs 3 May 28, 2007

    "On second thought, I will ask one question. How do the Raleigh police, in a show of force including the use of tracking dogs, lose a half-naked, barefoot kid in a residental neighborhood in the middle of the night?"

    Steve. There is a very easy answer to your question. The first responding officer arrived probably around 5-7 minutes after the initial 911 call came in. The officer speaks with the complainant for probably 3-5 minutes and then determines to call out a K9. The K9 officer arrives and probably does not have a scent article (a piece of clothing saturated with the suspects scent) to use to make sure the K9 stays on the right track. So the K9 handler tries it anyway. I am assuming he is in a neighborhood. This creates another problem. Foot traffic. By this time the track os probably 30-45 minutes old in a contaminated area. This are but a few of the issues K9 handlers have to deal with along w/ pressure from other officers to get the suspect. Long story short, it ain't easy!

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    On second thought, I will ask one question. How do the Raleigh police, in a show of force including the use of tracking dogs, lose a half-naked, barefoot kid in a residental neighborhood in the middle of the night? Why don't we at least have infrared detection devices. I mean, even I have one of those. We could also use a chopper; we're big enough.

    Get a scanner and listen to just how many people get away all the time. On a slightly different, but related note, we are becoming a city known by criminals where it is rather safe to engage the police in a chase because the Raleigh police (for the most part) don't chase. Wanna ditch the cops? Drive the wrong way down a one way street. Policy forbids them to follow. And jump and runs are getting really easy especially if you know the neighborhood.

    That whole issue is a story unto itself. By the way, this is not the fault of the patrol officers; it's the brass making policy. Line officers are fairly disgusted and have been so for some time.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    That was more of a goading to WRAL to get the whole story instead of just the partial headline. The whole story was there; they just missed it because they rely on police spokesmen for the most part to feed them their information. They should dig and dig hard for every story. And this one has some interesting ramifications.

  • mustysteer May 28, 2007

    If you're not going to talk about what you say you heard on a police scanner because of legal ramifications, then why even bring it up? Scanners are available to the public, so it shouldn't be a problem talking about what you "heard". But you shouldn't have even said anything at all, because if you do say what you "heard" you may open a can of worms. You should have kept that "information" to yourself, instead of baiting people. Shame on you!