The Oakland Police Department reported on Thursday that Hector Panjoj, a missing 12-year-old boy, has been located safely. The department had requested the public's help to find Panjoj, whose young age made him especially vulnerable according to Hoodline.
Although details of Panjoj's disappearance and the manner in which he was located are scant, the community's role in securing his safe return cannot be understated. This event embodies the power of unity in the Oakland community. The public's response highlights their ability, when called upon, to work together to ensure safety in their neighborhoods.
Community members can promptly receive local safety advisories, missing person alerts, and other community messages by registering with Nixle.com and follow @oaklandpoliceca on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.