Hubbard Police looking for missing endangered man

Dakota Michael Ballenger-Kettering was last seen around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday

Dakota Ballenger-Kettering, missing from Hubbard.

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Hubbard are continued looking for a missing 20-year-old man, last seen Tuesday night.

Dakota Ballenger-Kettering’s guardians told police that he went to bed around 11:30 p.m. Around 1 a.m., he was missing from his home on Jacobs Avenue. 

Police say he is developmentally disabled and without his medication, so he’s considered to be in danger.

Hubbard Police Chief James Taafe said officers, volunteers, people from the county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities and Dakota’s family have been out looking for him.

“We’ve checked all the places where he might be, our officers are actively looking,” said Taafe. “MRDD has some people in the woods, walking. Local citizens are actively walking, looking for this young man, and we’ve not had any luck so far.”

Taafe said it’s not the first time that Dakota has gone out on his own, but he has been missing longer than usual.

The last time that Dakota went missing, he slept in the woods all day, and then at night, he went looking for places to go inside. If he sees headlights, he usually runs.

He is described as a white male, 5’10” and 150lbs, with short red hair and blue eyes. He was last wearing a light grey t-shirt, grey sport pants, black flip-flops and has a red-and-black-checkered blanket with him.

Anyone with information on Ballenger-Kettering is asked to contact the Hubbard City Police Department/Trumbull County 911 at 330-675-2730.


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