Meridian police report that a runaway juvenile, Johnnika Alford, 17, was located in town after information came from a concerned citizen. She is safe.
The MPD said the patrol division found Alford Tuesday at a residence located in the 3600 block of 40th Avenue.
Alford was charged with the status offense of runaway and was housed at the Lauderdale County Juvenile Detention Facility.
Police had asked for help from the public through the media last week to locate Alford.