Authorities are looking for a 12-year-old boy who was last seen Monday and may have run away from home.

Nickolai Whelpley was wearing a navy polo style shirt, khaki shorts, white socks and hiking boots when last seen. He is 4-6, weighing about 70 pounds with a buzz cut and brown eyes. Nickolai wears glasses and looks younger than his age.

He may be in the Chenal neighborhood around the Promenade at Chenal, according to police.
According to the missing persons notice, Nickolai has left home before for extended periods of time and reportedly has eaten out of trash bins behind restaurants.

Detectives can be reached at 918-3545 if this boy is seen.