Riverhead Police said Christian Guirand left Timothy Hill Children's Ranch without permission on June 15. Photo: Riverhead Police handout

The Riverhead Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old male who left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch without permission yesterday.

Police said Christian Guirand left the ranch on Middle Road on Wednesday afternoon at 6:38 p.m.. No foul play is suspected, police said. Police said Guirand  may be heading west to the Brooklyn/Queens area.

Guirand is described as 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighing 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information as to Guirand’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Riverhead Town Police Department at 631-727-4500.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: [email protected]