Drake Bell’s brother Robert has reportedly called the Orlando Police Department to express concern about his brother, who was reported “missing and endangered” on Thursday.
Before authorities found the former Nickelodeon star “safe” and alive, a report, obtained by TMZ, revealed that Drake made statements about “not wanting to be alive anymore” and sent suicide letters to family members.
Drake also “distraught and made suicidal remarks” to his mother, Robin Dodson, and said he would “drink excessively and hang himself”.
After Robert, who resides in Huntington Beach, is unable to contact Drake, he tells the police about his concerns about Drake.
On Friday, reports surfaced that Bell threatened to kill himself after a falling out with his wife before disappearing into Florida, according to newly released 911 call records.
according to TMZOfficers are heard speaking on audio saying they are treating Bell’s disappearance earlier this week as a “possible suicide attempt”.
Frightening ordeal: Drake Bell’s brother Robert reportedly called the Orlando Police Department to express concern about his brother, who was reported “missing and endangered” Thursday
Allegedly, a famous person had a falling out with his wife.
Orlando police law enforcement is said to have been alerted that Pell was at a local motel threatening death.
The audio recording is of an officer who says he “sent a text message to a family in California” saying he was “going to get drunk and hang himself.”
Authorities managed to trace his phone back to a hotel room and found the missing star.
Bell disappeared Thursday and was described by Daytona Beach police as “missing and endangered.”
Prior to his disappearance, he was last seen Wednesday night in a late-breaking gray BMW and was taken with his son at SeaWorld Tuesday.
Bell was found safe Thursday afternoon, and he posted a half-hearted tweet in response to the drama suggesting it was all a misunderstanding.
He said: Leave your phone in the car and do not answer at night, and this?
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SAFE: Bell was found safe Thursday afternoon, and posted a half-hearted tweet in response to the drama suggesting it was all a misunderstanding
The message was accompanied by a “crying with laughter” emoji.
said a source us weekly Before finding him: “There were some contacts with family members that raised concerns, so they are worried about him and are looking for him.”
The source said some of his relatives weren’t even aware he was in Florida where his estranged wife, Janet von Schemling, lives with their young son.
This comes after years of erratic behavior including multiple DUI arrests and a guilty plea to charges of attempted child endangerment and publication of juvenile harmful material for which he received two years’ probation.
In January, Pell reportedly entered therapy weeks after appearing to be sucking on a balloon in the front seat of his parked car for more than thirty minutes outside his home – with his son in the car.
Soon after, the star and his wife Von Schmeling, also an actress, divorced, and the latter moved to Florida with their son, Jeremy.
Then on Friday, the former kid was seen running errands in his Los Angeles neighborhood, heading to a local vaping store.
He entered the store on his own, wearing a black T-shirt and black slacks with black sneakers, before emerging several minutes later with a shopping bag.
In December, DailyMail.com revealed exclusive photos of Bell, best known for his roles on Drake & Josh and The Amanda Show, inhaling inflated balloons in the front seat of his car parked outside his Los Angeles home.
The Daytona Beach Police Department said Bell was last seen traveling in a gray 2022 BMW near Mainland High School shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Wearing a basketball cap and a pair of sunglasses, he was seen inflating and deflating the pink balloon for more than half an hour.
The actor was later seen taking his sleeping young son from the back seat of the car and bringing him home.
It is unclear what, if any, material is inside the balloons.
The incident occurred while Bell, born Jared “Drake” Bell, was on two years’ probation for endangering the girl’s welfare when she was only fifteen.
Bell was sentenced in July 2021 to two years probation and 200 community hours after pleading guilty to child endangerment charges.
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl who attended one of Bell’s concerts in Cleveland in 2017 contacted Toronto police in October 2018 about being sexually assaulted.
Bell was sentenced to two years in prison and 200 hours of community service for child endangerment in connection with a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Ohio when she was 15 (pictured mugshot June 2021)
Toronto authorities then forwarded their findings to the Cleveland Police, which triggered an investigation.
They found that Bell and the girl had developed an online relationship before the concert, with Bell sending the girl “inappropriate messages on social media”.
He was later charged with attempted child endangerment because he “breached a duty of care” and created a risk of harm to the victim, Tyler Sinclair, a spokesperson for the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office, explained.
In her impact statement, the victim claimed to have performed oral sex on the star.
“These are unforgivable and unforgivable crimes,” she said. They cannot be returned. He was calculating, he took advantage of me and sexually assaulted me. He is a monster and a danger to children.
“I am asking you to kindly send a strong message that these crimes are never okay, no matter who the person is.”
Shortly after his sentencing, it was reported that the star and his wife Janet von Schmeling (L) had “divorced” and were “on the verge of divorce.”
She added, “And he can give me that look all he wants, but he knows exactly what I’m talking about.”
It is the epitome of evil. I deserve better than to be used for his sick desires, and for my suffering to be used for his amusement. Jared Drake Bell is fond of children and this is his legacy.
In response, Bell said, “I just want to say today that I accept this petition because my conduct has been wrong.”
He added, “I took this very seriously. I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions.”
During the sentencing, his lawyer made it clear that he had not been charged with crimes more serious than the sexual assault and pedophilia that the victim alleged in the statement of impact.
Bell pleaded guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and to a misdemeanor count of publishing material harmful to minors.
But months later, he tried to downplay his conviction in a mysterious Instagram video.
“Most of the news I’ve heard lately is completely false and false,” he said.
I know this moved fast for you, but for me, it was a three-year thorough investigation into every false claim that was made.
And I’m not telling you the allegations are false, but the State of Ohio has proven the allegations false.
If these claims were even remotely true, my situation would be very different. I will not be here at home with my wife and son.
Biel starred in Drake & Josh alongside Josh Peck, who played his sister
Bell, left, was also a star of The Amanda Show, a sketch show starring Amanda Bynes
He added, “But that being said, I’m not perfect, and I make mistakes.”
“I replied to a fan whose age I didn’t know, but when I found out his age, all conversation and communication stopped.”
The singer I know continued, “This person kept coming to shows and paying for meet and greets, all while I didn’t realize this was the same person I was communicating with online, which I plead guilty to.”
Texting was reckless and irresponsible. I want to make it clear that there were no sexual images, nothing physical between me and this person.
He added, “I was not accused of anything physical. I was not accused of posting her pictures or anything like that. This was strictly on top of texting.
And when, for the letters, I was offered a plea bargain, I felt that this was the best way to end this quickly, and to enable all concerned to move on. And to get back to doing what I love, and that is making music for you.
“I want to thank you, um, to everyone who saw the lies and did the research and looked at my case and saw it for what it was instead of all this media confusion.”
He concluded, “Don’t believe the media right away. There is a lot of click-baiting out there. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. I just want to say thank you to everyone for sticking with me. I love you and I’ll see you soon.”
The former child star was sentenced to four days in jail in 2015 for drunk driving, and it was his second DUI conviction in the six-year time period.