An Orcutt teenager missing since Sept. 18 and her wanted boyfriend were found Wednesday afternoon in Washington, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
Destiny Navarette, 16, and Miguel Perez De La Cruz, 18, of Guadalupe were located in Othello, Washington, where one of Perez’s relatives lives, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.
Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives and Othello Police Department personnel had been working together to locate Perez and Navarette, and the two were spotted just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Hoover said.
Navarette was last seen the morning of Sept. 18 at Righetti High School and the following day was reported missing by her family, who believed she was with Perez.
An arrest warrant had already been issued for Perez for a probation violation, and criminal protective order had also been issued prohibiting him from contacting Navarette.
Perez was taken into custody and booked into jail in Washington for violating the restraining order.
Navarette was found safe and is being returned to her family, Hoover said.
The incident is under investigation.