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Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Runaway Teen

ALPENA, MI – The Alpena County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public to locate a 17-year-old runaway teen.Alex Varty

Alex (Alexander) Varty is a ward of the Family Division of the 26th Circuit Court in Alpena.

Alex is believed to be driving a blue 2000 Chevrolet 4×4 stepside pickup with Michigan License Plate DCL3714.

He also may be in the company of Michael Dietz who is also 17-years-old and from Alpena.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the two were heading west with a possible route of travel through the Upper Peninsula.


  • Name: Alex (Alexander) Varty
  • Age: 17-years-old
  • Racial Identification: White Male
  • Height:  5ft 7
  • Weight: 130-140 lbs
  • Hair:  Brown
  • Eyes:  Blue

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Steven Slominski at 989-354-9839, or Alpena Central Dispatch at 989-354-9111 or call 911 immediately.

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