Unlocked cars, garages and sheds listed as possible hiding places. Police say to call them immediately, but don't let girl know she has been spotted.
LAKE TWP. Uniontown Police continued to search Saturday morning for a missing teenager believed to have run away from home. The department asked residents to check sheds, garages and unlocked cars.
Kallie G. Zajaczkowski, 16, was spotted shortly before 5 a.m., but as soon as the resident suggested calling the police, the teen ran away, said Police Chief Michael Batchik.
He is asking anyone who comes into contact with her to call him, but "Do not tell her you're calling the police." He also asked that residents check vehicles or structures where the girl might have sought shelter overnight.
"This is obviously someone who doesn't want to be found," he said.
Police have been searching for the girl since she was reported missing at 8:15 a.m. Friday. She was last seen at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in her Uniontown-area home. She reportedly told a friend she was upset with her parents and that she was running away from home.
Police searched a wooded area off Heckman Road NW, which is near her home, Friday night. Area police department K-9 units and the Ohio Highway Patrol's helicopter unit searched Friday night into Saturday morning, the chief said, noting that the Hartville Police Department's K-9 unit had a reported sighting of the teen Friday night.
Zajaczkowski reappeared about 4:45 a.m. Saturday at a woman's home at state Route 619 and Mogadore Road NW, Batchik said. The woman was outdoors when the girl approached.
The chief said the woman offered to let Zajaczkowski use her phone to call her mother, but the teen said she didn't know her mother's number. When the woman voiced her intent to call the police, Zajaczkowski ran away.
Batchik said his office can be reached at 330-699-6444.
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