12-year-old Portsmouth boy who ran away from home found safe

Joseph Drake (Photo: Portsmouth police)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police say a boy who ran away from home Thursday afternoon has been found safe.

Detectives say family members last saw 12-year-old Joseph A. Drake at his home in the 100 block of Grand Street around 3:30 p.m. When family members returned home a short time later, Joseph was nowhere to be found and his bicycle was missing.

Detectives didn’t believe Joseph was in any immediate danger. According to police, he has run away from home before.