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15-year-old girl missing from Woodstock found safe; male juvenile charged, police say

Hannah Stakes, 15, of Woodstock, went missing Monday evening and was found safe Wednesday morning, police said.

A 15-year-old Woodstock girl who went missing from her home Monday was found Wednesday morning at a residence in Woodstock and a 15-year-old boy was charged with interfering with police, officials said.

Hannah Stakes, 15, went missing around 9 p.m. from her home, which is near Carol Avenue and Pleasant Street in Woodstock, around 9 p.m. Monday, according to her mother.

She took a grey backpack and her longboard skateboard with her when she left, her mother Melissa Haske said. The Woodstock Police Department was notified and took the missing person report around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Haske said that her daughter’s phone pinged around 11 p.m. Monday and then it was turned off after that. Haske also added that Hannah has been battling mental health issues recently.

The Woodstock Police Department received information Wednesday morning that Hannah was at a residence in Woodstock voluntarily with a 15-year-old male acquaintance.

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Officers located Hannah unharmed and she was transported to Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital for evaluation. The 15-year-old boy she was with was charged with interference with public officers, a Class A misdemeanor.

He was released to his guardians and a court date is to be determined, police said. The Woodstock Police Department was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and District 200 Administration in the search.


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