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The Riverhead Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating two teens who left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead last night.

Police said Juan Rodriguez Flores, 17, and David Clements, 18, left the ranch located on Middle Road on Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. on foot, without permission and with an unknown destination. No foul play is suspected. 

Rodriguez Flores is described by police as a Hispanic male, 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighing 165-pounds and was last seen wearing gray sweatpants. Clements is described by police as a white male, 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing 150-pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans.

Both men have connections to areas in western Long Island, police said. Rodriguez Flores has been known to frequent the Bayshore area of Suffolk County and Clements has been known to frequent the Nassau County area, police said. 

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Rodriguez Flores or Clements is asked to contact the Riverhead 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: