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Great Falls child reported missing has been found

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 11:53:03-04

GREAT FALLS — UPDATE, 9:27 a.m. - Sept. 2, 2020

The Great Falls Police Department reports that Tracen has been found and is safe, and thanked everyone who shared the Facebook post and was vigilant in looking for him.

According to Lt. Doug Otto, Tracen is safe with other family members.

Otto said police are still looking for Brandon and do not believe he poses a public safety risk at this time.

No other details have been released; we will update you if we get more information.


(first report: 9:02 a.m. - Set. 2, 2020)

The Great Falls Police Department has issued an alert for a missing child, four-year old Tracen Belgarde.

Brandon Belgarde, the child's father, left a downtown motel with Tracen at about 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday. The GFPD has reason to believe that Tracen is likely in danger.

They were last seen on foot at 2nd Avenue North and 13th Street, darting in and out of traffic.

  • MISSING: Tracen Belgarde- 4 years old - 3' tall, 50 lbs- Brown eyes, light brown hair- last seen wearing red and black Under Armor shirt and black shorts, no shoes
  • SUSPECT: Brandon Belgarde- 24 years old - 6'2" tall, 190 lbs- Brown hair, brown eyes- last seen wearing navy blue and gray basketball shorts turned inside out, no shirt or shoes

The GFPD said in a Facebook post: "If you see Brandon and/or Tracen please keep eyes on them and call 911, do not approach!"

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you as we get more information.