VICTORVILLE ( — Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 17-year-old male who ran from medical staff after being admitted to a local hospital.

Julio Sanchez was transported to Victor Valley Hospital Sunday, and was last seen voluntarily leaving the facility Monday at approximately 9:35 a.m.

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Investigators say he is known to frequent the downtown Victorville area and the area of Stoddard Wells Road and has not made contact with family members.

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Police fear Sanchez may be a danger to himself.

He is described as Hispanic with brown eyes, standing 5 feet 11 inches and weighing 160 pounds. Investigators say he has a tattoo of a marijuana leaf on his left forearm and was wearing dark shorts and no shirt when he was last seen.

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Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Caller’s wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline.