Vernon Police Find Man Who Was Reported Missing

Vernon police have canceled the silver alert for a man who they said threatened to harm himself and was then missing. They said he has been found and is safe.

Vernon police were asked to check on 25-year-old Steven Pinto Jr. just before 11 p.m. Monday and were told he was having a "medical issue," police said. 

When police arrived at an apartment on Highland Avenue, they learned that Pinto had made comments and gestured that he was going to harm himself with a kitchen knife, police said. 

Pinto left the knife at the apartment but ran away before police arrive. 

Officers searched the area with help from the K-9 Unit, Vernon firefighters, thermal imaging cameras and the Vernon Police Drone Unit and the K-9 unit found several of Pinto’s belongings but did not find him initially, police said. 

Pinto has been found and he is safe. He has been taken to a hospital for psychiatric treatment.

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