Update, November 7, 2018: The Richmond Police Department located the five siblings at a hotel in El Cerrito. They are now back in protective custody.
Update, November 6, 2018: Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva says the kids were placed in their current foster home by Contra Costa County CPS. He believes they may be headed back to the Bay Area.
STOCKTON -- Stockton police are on patrol and on the lookout for five brother and sisters who ran away from a new foster care placement in the central part of the city.
Missing are 16-year-old Josiah Macadaan, 14-year-old Alana Macadaan, 4-year-old Jordan Davis, 4-year-old Jolana Davis and 5-year-old Celementina Davis. They are each described as being of Samoan descent.
Officers say the five kids have been missing since Saturday around noon.
"Our investigators don’t believe any of them are in immediate danger but due to the ages of the younger siblings, we do consider at-risk and we do want to find them immediately so that we can make sure that they are safe and get them back to their foster home," Silva said.
A police department spokesman said the children appeared to have taken their belongings from their foster home.
UPDATE: Detectives have learned that last week the Contra Costa Child Protective Services placed the 5 siblings in the Stockton Foster Home. We do believe the 5 missing siblings are trying to get back to the #BayArea. If anyone comes into contact with them, call police ASAP. https://t.co/e5fas2KbKo
— Stockton Police Dept (@StocktonPolice) November 6, 2018
Given the ages of the children Stockton police feel an adult might be helping to feed and shelter them, but so far interviews with relatives haven't produced any leads.
"Right now they’ve exhausted all their leads and possible locations here in Stockton where the siblings may be at," Silva said. "We’ve contacted relatives, we’ve contacted some friends and, obviously, the parents at that foster home."
That's why they're now relying on the eyes and ears of the public. No one FOX40 showed the flier to had heard about the search.
A woman claiming to be related to the children commented on a social media post the Stockton Police Department made about the case.
"There is more to this then what a lot of you are implying.... I myself have been trying to get them out of the system but the system is very un cooperative (sic) (CPS)," the woman wrote in her post.
Police describe the foster home in this case as reputable and say the foster parents are cooperating fully with the investigation.
FOX40 also asked if the two oldest may be in trouble for leaving with their youngest siblings and Silva said at this point they are not.
Officers did not provide any further information.