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Drake Bell, star of ‘Drake & Josh,’ is no longer ‘considered missing and endangered’

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By Lisa Respers France, CNN

The Daytona Beach Police Department has updated a post seeking information to help them locate actor Drake Bell with news that the actor has been located and is “safe.”

“At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe,” the updated post reads.

An earlier post on the department’s verified Facebook account Thursday had read, “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,” according to the post. “He is considered missing and endangered.”

The star’s legal name is Jared Drake Bell.

CNN has reached out to representatives for the police department and Bell for additional information.

On Thursday evening, a post to Bell’s verified Twitter account seemed to reference the episode.

“You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this?” the tweet reads.

Before that, the 36-year-old actor’s social media accounts had not been updated since April 3, when his Twitter account had a post of his interview with YouTuber Roberto Mtz.

On Instagram, his most recent posts include video of his infant son, shared by Drake’s wife, Janet Von Schmeling, dated March 6.

Bell starred on Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh” in the early 2000s.

In 2021, he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl and was sentenced to probation.

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CNN’s Amanda Jackson contributed to this report.

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