Police search for two runaway teens

jmarusak@charlotteobserver.comNovember 7, 2013 

Gastonia police are requesting the public’s help in finding runaway Zach Banks Dills, 16, of Gastonia, who police say may be endangered.

GASTONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT — Gastonia Police Department

Police are requesting the public’s help in finding two Gaston County runaway teenagers they say could be endangered.

Zach Banks Dills, 16, of Gastonia was reported missing to Gastonia police on Wednesday. He left home driving a silver 2005 Toyota Corolla, tag AMK-6432, police said. The vehicle has stickers all over with a tag on the front reading, “No Riders Except Blondes…”

Dills might be with his girlfriend, Ashley Westerman, 16, of Gastonia, who was reported missing to Gaston County Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gastonia police Detective Marty Smith at 704-866-6939.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak

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