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Drake Bell reported missing and police are concerned for his well-being

Gregory Robinson

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Drake Bell reported missing and police are concerned for his well-being

Featured Image Credit: Facebook / Daytona Beach Police Department / Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Drake Bell has been reported missing and police are concerned about his well-being.

The former Nickelodeon star, 36, was last seen driving a 2022 grey BMW on Wednesday (12 April) at around 9 p.m. in the area near Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Daytona Beach Police said the actor 'is considered missing and endangered'.

The police department posted a Facebook update urging the public to send information about Bell's whereabouts. The department also used his birth name, Jared bell.

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Drake Bell (left) is best known for his role in Drake and Josh. Credit: Nickelodeon
Drake Bell (left) is best known for his role in Drake and Josh. Credit: Nickelodeon

"Officers are looking for Jared Bell, DOB 06/27/1986.

"He should be traveling in a 2022 grey BMW and his last known location is potentially the area of Mainland High School on 4/12/2023 just before 9 p.m. He is considered missing and endangered.

"If you know where he is or have any information, please contact Detective Jayson Wallace at 386-671-5207 or [email protected]."

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Bell is best known for his role in the beloved Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh in which she starred as one of the two titular stepbrothers in the show, alongside Josh Peck.

Daytona Beach Police have issued an appeal in a bid to locate Bell. Credit: Twitter
Daytona Beach Police have issued an appeal in a bid to locate Bell. Credit: Twitter

The series aired between 2004 and 2007 with a total of 56 episodes across four seasons. While Bell enjoyed early success as a teen, since his tenure at Nickelodeon came to an end he has struggled both personally and professionally in the public eye.

The former child star recently completed probation over an attempted child endangerment case, in which he plead guilty.

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He admitted the charges in July 2021, stating: "I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong."

He was also sentenced to 20 hours of unpaid community service, and told he must have no contact with the victim.

In a statement that day, the victim said: "My life hasn't been the same since I was 15. I think about these crimes every single day. I feel like I'm in a constant dark place.

“Sometimes I wish I could disappear so I can forget about what happened. They [Bell’s actions] cannot be taken back. He was calculating, he preyed on me and sexually abused me. He is a monster and a danger to children."

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Bell's whereabouts are currently unknown. Credit: @drakebell/Instagram
Bell's whereabouts are currently unknown. Credit: @drakebell/Instagram

Bell’s full statement read: "Today I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong. I'm sorry that the victim was harmed in any way - that was obviously not my intention.

"I have taken this matter very, very seriously, and again I just want to apologise to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions."

After filing for bankruptcy in 2014, the actor faced other accusations in subsequent years, including a 2016 DUI arrest.

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In July 2021, Bell revealed he had a son, Jeremy Drake Bell, with his wife, Janet Von Schmeling, whom he wed in 2018 after dating for five years.

If you have any information about Bell's whereabouts, please contact Detective Jayson Wallace at 386-671-5207 or [email protected].

Topics: Celebrity

Gregory Robinson
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