Glendora 17-year-old remains missing,...

Glendora 17-year-old remains missing, police seeking public's help

There are 71 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 1, 2009, titled Glendora 17-year-old remains missing, police seeking public's help. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A 17-year-old boy who went missing last week hasn't turned up and police are asking for the public's assistance in finding him, police said Tuesday.

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Another Whiner

Aiea, HI

#21 Sep 1, 2009
Snyder you're full of crap. Where you might get a short remark or answer "you" don't like I've dealt with them countless times and found them to be caring, informative and respectful.

Bottom line is you're a whiner who wants everyone in law enforcement to kiss your ass. That isn't their job, much as you might think differently.
Crawford says

San Dimas, CA

#22 Sep 1, 2009
Is this the fall out from the drunks leaving T. Phillips located in the Down Town Village of Glendora, California 91741? In the past the GPD has had to come and calm down drunks who are fighting in public and pick up drunks that pass out across the street from T. Phillips.

Why Glendora City Hall has not shut down this place of business is beyond me, what does it take a hit-an-run that kills someone connected to City Hall before these lazy people from City Hall crack down on them?

I just want to say I'm really tired of drunk drivers on my street, especially on Friday, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.

My friends' car was hit last month, People (drunks) don't even stop, what if it were a person in the street?

I see many parked cars that were hit, rear-ended, and I know they are from drunk drivers.

Since: Aug 09

Covina/San Dimas

#23 Sep 1, 2009
The Tribune should learn their lesson and never have the name Glendora in a headline again. All the conspiracy tell all residents come flocking. Though I do agree that drunk driving is a problem out there.
Rrrrrrrrrrrg

San Dimas, CA

#24 Sep 1, 2009
Poke E Man

Give it up your still batting 0-0.
lmao

Studio City, CA

#25 Sep 1, 2009
Yeah, those Monday-Thursday drunk drivers are so much more pleasant.
Crawford says wrote:
I just want to say I'm really tired of drunk drivers on my street, especially on Friday, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
house of cards

Covina, CA

#26 Sep 1, 2009
Must have been tough for some of this kid's family members to read that My Space stuff.
And there are people over on another forum arguing about legalizing pot. I wonder if they think it is okay for these kids to be smoking also. Some of these kids are really screwed up. Or maybe I am just too old to understand it?
I guess it's not that big of a deal until you have kids of your own and don't want them to head down that road.
Anyway, hope they find this kid and he is able to work out his problems.
house of cards

Covina, CA

#27 Sep 1, 2009
Have to say, it you ever feel your call to a PD has been brushed aside like IHG's initially appeared to be I suggest you call back and ask to speak the the chief's secretary. Then tell her you want to speak to the chief. From there the ball gets rolling pretty quickly to get things moving in the right direction.

Not good when the chief has to get a call to handle things.

Since: Jul 09

Hesperia, CA

#28 Sep 1, 2009
I Heart Glendora wrote:
I REALLY hope his mother (or someone who knows his mother) is reading this comment. I have a good story for you all...after finding this kid's myspace, "Grrrrrrrrrrr" and I found a bunch of information on who his friends are, and where he is.
I have URL's of his friends myspaces written down, as well as copies of comments pointing to people who know where he is and what he is doing. I put all of this information together, and decided to call Glendora Police Department. The conversation went as follows:
Me: "Hi, I was calling because I may have information regarding the 17 year old who is reported missing...Vinny"
GPD: "Okay..."
Me: "Yeah, I was reading about it in the Tribune, and I found his myspace. It looks like some of his friends know where he is, and what he is doing"
GPD: "Okay, Hold on"
Dispatch: "Dispatch"
Me: "Yes, I'm calling because I may have information regarding the missing boy, Vinny"
Dispatch: "Uh huh"
Me: "I found him on myspace, and found a bunch of his friends, and a few of them had posted comments that they knew where he is and what he is doing"
Dispatch: "Okay, I'll let the detectives know"
Me: "Do you want their names or anything?"
Dispatch: "No, but I'll let the detectives know. Thank you"
I am so mad right now. Interesting that I just blasted all of the anti-Glendora/Conspiracy Theorists in another comment (which was probably deleted), and I got the door slammed in my face by Glendora PD, when I really feel like I have valid information. For all of you who want to know, looks like Vinny's in the mountains with some Xanax and has been crying a lot. Of course, this comment will probably be deleted too. Thanks for your help, Topix and GPD.
Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all.
Markie Tard

Aiea, HI

#29 Sep 2, 2009
Pretend you have the ability to think like an adult Markie Girl and write a post that uses our language in the correct manner and makes a comment that isn't just a lie.

Oh wait, growing up in that back yard tent didn't mean school was a daily or even yearly event for you. Keep guessing pervert, that's about all you can do.
Dave Snyder-Glendora

Yucca Valley, CA

#30 Sep 2, 2009
Glendora mom wrote:
You did a good job.. now lets just see if they follow up on it. I kind of think the GPD looks for things that aren't there sometimes, thinks all teens are bad and sits up by the high school looking for speeders.. It'd actually be nice if us as a town WITH the PD could start doing some drug prevention things.. I know we have DARE, but when is the last time there was a big deal made over it.. posters all over town.. parent involvement..?? Maybe what the kids need is for that wool over our eyes to be taken off.. and to start doing something... it really is about time we're losing these kids.
Does DARE work?
No. All the major research on the effectiveness of DARE shows that it has no impact on the rate of drug use by children who go through DARE training. These reports include:

1991 Kentucky study - National Institute on Drug Abuse - "No statistically significant differences"
1990 Canadian Government study "DARE had no significant effect on the use of...marijuana, acid, heroin, crack, glue and PCP"
1993 Research Triangle Institute - National Institute of Justice - Statistical analysis of all DARE research, which says DARE has "a limited to essentially non-existent effect" on drug use.
The final edition of the largest evaluation of the DARE program has concluded that the Anti-Drug program does not reduce drug use, and in at least category of pot, the DARE graduates smoked more frequently than the control. The report concluded: "The DARE program's limited effect on adolescent drug use contrasts with the program's popularity and prevalence. An important implication is that DARE could be taking the place of other, more beneficial drug education programs that kids could be receiving"How Effective is DARE, American Journal of Public Health Sept 1994 p1399
Among the notable quotations from researchers:* "Its well established that DARE doesn't work" Gilbert Botvin - Cornell Medical Center * "Research shows that, no, DARE hasn't been effective in reducing drug use" William Modzeleski, Top Drug education official at the Department of Education

* "I think the program should be entirely scrapped and redeveloped anew." Dr. William Hansen, who helped design the original DARE

Since: Jun 09

Covina/Glendora

#32 Sep 2, 2009
Dave Snyder-Glendora wrote:
<quoted text>
Does DARE work?
No. All the major research on the effectiveness of DARE shows that it has no impact on the rate of drug use by children who go through DARE training. These reports include:
1991 Kentucky study - National Institute on Drug Abuse - "No statistically significant differences"
1990 Canadian Government study "DARE had no significant effect on the use of...marijuana, acid, heroin, crack, glue and PCP"
1993 Research Triangle Institute - National Institute of Justice - Statistical analysis of all DARE research, which says DARE has "a limited to essentially non-existent effect" on drug use.
The final edition of the largest evaluation of the DARE program has concluded that the Anti-Drug program does not reduce drug use, and in at least category of pot, the DARE graduates smoked more frequently than the control. The report concluded: "The DARE program's limited effect on adolescent drug use contrasts with the program's popularity and prevalence. An important implication is that DARE could be taking the place of other, more beneficial drug education programs that kids could be receiving"How Effective is DARE, American Journal of Public Health Sept 1994 p1399
Among the notable quotations from researchers:* "Its well established that DARE doesn't work" Gilbert Botvin - Cornell Medical Center * "Research shows that, no, DARE hasn't been effective in reducing drug use" William Modzeleski, Top Drug education official at the Department of Education
* "I think the program should be entirely scrapped and redeveloped anew." Dr. William Hansen, who helped design the original DARE
"Non-existent effect" on drug use? If you want to quote statistics, go ahead, but it had a huge effect on me and my friends. I learned enough from DARE and those old Punky Brewster "Say No To Drugs" episodes to know to stay away. If kids have no other knowledge about drugs besides what they hear on the street, the whole teen population in Glendora is going to be pot-smoking meth addicts. With the DARE program, and parents teaching their kids about the negative effects of drugs, many kids will make the right decisions. And, for those kids, the DARE program is WORTH IT, and it HAS made an impact.
Dave Snyder-Glendora

Yucca Valley, CA

#34 Sep 2, 2009
I Heart Glendora wrote:
<quoted text>
"Non-existent effect" on drug use? If you want to quote statistics, go ahead, but it had a huge effect on me and my friends. I learned enough from DARE and those old Punky Brewster "Say No To Drugs" episodes to know to stay away. If kids have no other knowledge about drugs besides what they hear on the street, the whole teen population in Glendora is going to be pot-smoking meth addicts. With the DARE program, and parents teaching their kids about the negative effects of drugs, many kids will make the right decisions. And, for those kids, the DARE program is WORTH IT, and it HAS made an impact.
An important implication is that DARE could be taking the place of other, more beneficial drug education programs that kids could be receiving
Glendora mom

Covina, CA

#36 Sep 2, 2009
I think my point was the town needs something for more awareness, more parental involvement and definetely MORE exposure. The police need to be proactive instead of reactive when something happens.. it doesn't always get taught in the home, it doesn't always get across to kids when their parents say it.. they need something and someone to look up to in this. Kids are starting younger and younger getting 'hooked' on something.. and a lot of times, the result is tragic.
Glendora Resident

Covina, CA

#38 Sep 2, 2009
Crawford says wrote:
Is this the fall out from the drunks leaving T. Phillips located in the Down Town Village of Glendora, California 91741? In the past the GPD has had to come and calm down drunks who are fighting in public and pick up drunks that pass out across the street from T. Phillips.
Why Glendora City Hall has not shut down this place of business is beyond me, what does it take a hit-an-run that kills someone connected to City Hall before these lazy people from City Hall crack down on them?
I just want to say I'm really tired of drunk drivers on my street, especially on Friday, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
My friends' car was hit last month, People (drunks) don't even stop, what if it were a person in the street?
I see many parked cars that were hit, rear-ended, and I know they are from drunk drivers.
Officer Crawford? AKA THE BEAST! haha
Lawrance

Marina Del Rey, CA

#39 Sep 2, 2009
That boy is not just italian but mexican.

Since: Aug 09

Covina/San Dimas

#40 Sep 2, 2009
Dave Snyder-Glendora wrote:
<quoted text>
An important implication is that DARE could be taking the place of other, more beneficial drug education programs that kids could be receiving
Educational programs like what? Good parents? That will work for the few kids that have them.

Most kids are already using in middle school. Go look in any park nearby: kids smoking all sorts of things and drinking 12 packs that they pay homeless men to buy for them
Banger hater

Azusa, CA

#41 Sep 2, 2009
grrrrrrrrrrrrrr wrote:
Too bad they deleted all of my comments from last night. Maybe something could have been done sooner. Thanks I Heart Glendora for Hearting Glendora and it's teens so much.
Now Swimr and Glendora Mom what do you have to say to me now? Ice cream and cake do the ice cream and cake? You LOOOOOOVE me
Bravo! To find a kid you've got to think like they would and they stay connected on My Space, Facebook etc....

I'll buy you a Baskin-Robbins ice cream sundae with all the works! Good job!

You too I heart Glendora.
Banger hater

Azusa, CA

#42 Sep 2, 2009
Reno NV?...when did I move? lol...I hope I like my new home!
Glendora mom

Covina, CA

#44 Sep 2, 2009
grrrrrrrrrrrrrr wrote:
<quoted text>
Educational programs like what? Good parents? That will work for the few kids that have them.
Most kids are already using in middle school. Go look in any park nearby: kids smoking all sorts of things and drinking 12 packs that they pay homeless men to buy for them
you are so right.. what do you do when you actually have those good parents that are raising their kids.. and ya know what, sometimes no matter what those parents try, some kids just choose the wrong path.. who is to blame there. Ive seen it happen in my own family.. there are like.. 50 of us between cousins aunt, uncles etc and they/we are all good parents and ppl but there are a few in the family that choose a life of 'bad'.
you can't always blame a parent. you can't say they were stupid or clueless and unaware.. that just isnt fair because it isnt always true and we know this, we're looking to lay blame and there is none. kids don't come with handbooks. we do the best we can and hope we've made the right choices for them and when they are old enough we HOPE they will make the right choices based on what we taught them for their whole short young lives. if they do not and are influenced by outsiders and people who they think at the time are awesome and cool, i can bet you most of them 5 years later they are saying "what was i thinking"

We need to understand that this kid choose to take pills, smoke pot and not always are the parents aware of everything.. they just aren't and it doesn't make them stupid or blind. I am very close to a GOOD family who went through something similar.. they knew their son was into smoking pot and they were trying to figure out what to do, but what they DIDN"T know was that he was taking things like xanex and other pills to get high from. they thought everytime he didn't look 'right' he was high. i feel for any parent like that who can be lost in the "i dont know what to do" its awful when you look at your friend and they dont know where to turn.
Glendora Parent

Glendora, CA

#45 Sep 3, 2009
For all parents: www.webwatchernow.com
You will know what your children are doing online, their passwords, their instant msgs., their emails, everything they do, say, and hear. I know it is invasion of their privacy, but I would rather be safe than sorry and know what my child is up too even if I have to be nosey.

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