A Moss Beach man suffering from mental health issues who went missing after he was released from custody by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office was found in San Francisco more than three days later. 

Richard Punquieli, 25, was arrested for trespassing by San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 21 near the 1600 block of Sunshine Valley Road in Moss Beach. He was booked in the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City that night and released at 4:28 p.m. the next day.

August Howell is a staff writer for the Review covering city government and public safety. Previously, he was the Review’s community, arts and sports reporter. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon.

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