Special Bulletin: Orange County Sheriff’s Department searching for missing 19-year-old


Editor’s note: The OCSD sent out the following Missing Person news release Friday, Jan. 5.

NAME: Blaze N. Bernstein

DESCRIPTION: Male, Caucasian, 19 years old, blue eyes, brown hair, 5 feet 8 inches, 130 pounds

CLOTHING: Dark-colored jacket, dark gray long-sleeved zip-up and white Adidas shoes  

LAST CONTACT: Approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2

DETAILS: Blaze Bernstein was last seen at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, entering Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch.

Bernstein is in Orange County on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania.

Witnesses said he met up with a friend and the two drove to Borrego Park, where the teen exited the vehicle and entered the park.

The 19-year-old has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with information on Bernstein’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.