Rosie O'Donnell tweets about the man her daughter Chelsea O'Donnell was found with, reveals his criminal past

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Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Found With Convicted Criminal, Star Tweets

Rosie O'Donnell is now tweeting about Steven Sheerer, a man from Barnegat, New Jersey, who ET can confirm is the man her previously missing 17-year-old daughter Chelsea O'Donnell was found with on Tuesday evening.

Rosie linked to a 2012 article about Sheerer getting charged with third-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, third-degree possession of heroin, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Lt. Keith Germain of the Barnegat police department told ET that Sheerer was with Chelsea at the house when they located her in the Shore area of New Jersey on Tuesday. O'Donnell had previously revealed Tuesday morning that her 17-year-old daughter, who suffers from mental health issues, had been missing for a week.

A source close to the family confirmed to ET that the family did not suspect foul play nor fear that Chelsea was abducted at the time. Rather, they believed she ran away from home.

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The former View co-host's rep issued a statement to ET after Chelsea was found, thanking police for their help in locating O'Donnell's daughter: "Rosie wants to thank everyone for their help, especially the South Nyack, NY and Barneget Light, NJ police departments. Her daughter Chelsea O'Donnell has been located by the police and is safe in their custody."



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Rosie O'Donnell tweets about the man her daughter Chelsea O'Donnell was found with, reveals his criminal past
Rosie O'Donnell, center, and her children Parker and Chelsea arrive at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' in New York, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Belle O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: (L-R) Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell, Chelsea Belle O'Donnell and Blake Christopher O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 03: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** (L-R) Blake O'Donnell, Parker O'Donnell, Chelsea O'Donnell, Nathan Lane as 'Gomez Addams', Vivian O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Bebe Neuwirth as 'Morticia Addams' pose backstage at 'The Addams Family' on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Vivienne Carpenter-O'Donnell, Kelli Carpenter, Chelsea Carpenter-O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell, Blake Carpenter-O'Donnell and Parker Carpenter-O'Donnell attend the HBO screening of A Family is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration at the HBO Theater on January 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Rosie O'Donnell, Chelsea O'Donnell and Billie Jean King (Photo by M. Von Holden/Getty Images)
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