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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday October 14th, 2021 :: 04:59 p.m. PDT


Help Locate Missing Person At Risk, Joe Ricks

For Immediate Release October 14, 2021 

The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from our community and media partners in locating Missing Person at risk, Joe Ricks.

Ricks was last seen at 11:30 PM, on October 6, 2021, in the 5400 block of Vicente Way, possibly headed to San Francisco. He was wearing a brown jacket, black jeans, black boots, and possibly carrying a black backpack.  

Ricks is described as a 35-years-old Caucasian male. He stands 5’4, weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  His family reports he has mental health challenges. 

Ricks possibly has associates in the area of People's Park in Berkeley.

If you have any knowledge or information regarding the whereabouts of Ricks, please notify the Oakland Police Department's Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.

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Oakland Police Department CA
Oakland, CA 94607

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