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Update to Runaway / Missing Person

Post Date:06/30/2020 4:40 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE           Contact: Ofc. J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: May 20, 2020                Phone: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888       OCA: 2020-005799

Update to Runaway / Missing Person


(Fayetteville, NC) – Timothy Ornelas has been located safe.


There is no additional information to release.

Runaway / Missing Person


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Youth Services Unit are requesting the public’s assistance locating Timothy Ornelas, who was reported as a runaway. Ornelas was last seen on May 10, 2020, at approximately 12:00 pm traveling toward the 2500 block of Pineview Drive.


Timothy Ornelas is described as a: 

  • White male
  • 15 years old
  • 6’00”
  • 180 pounds
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing:
    • Black tennis shoes
    • White t-shirt
    • Black hoodie with “Backwoods”, Tasmanian Devil, and Bugs Bunny logos on it



Timothy Ornelas


If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Timothy Ornelas, they are asked to immediately call 911, contact Detective Edmonds, with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1851, or contact Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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