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Safe Recoveries in Alaska:

Location: Anchorage, AK

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, April 13, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska (Anchorage County) Police Department Monday, April 13, 2015, Deputy Kelley Appelo called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 12 year old boy had left a note that he was leaving home and had not been seen in a few hours. Upon activation, ACIM sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. Some of the area residents that received the alert searched for the boy and located him at an address about 4 miles away. This brought a quick end to the search and the boy was returned home, safe.


Location: Anchorage, AK

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Sunday, December 18, 2011

Anchorage, Alaska (Anchorage County) Police Department The evening of Sunday, December 18, 2011, two brothers aged eleven and thirteen were reported missing from their home in Anchorage. Temperatures were dropping and Police and caregivers were concerned for the boys’ safety. Additionally, the boys speak a mixture of Yupik and English, making communication difficult at times. Because the boys ride a taxi to school each day, the local taxi companies were being contacted in an effort to locate them. Dispatcher Sandra activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Masten, who was leading the search. Nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boys’ home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up, a citizen that had received the alert spotted the boys in the play area of a local McDonalds. The citizen notified the employees and the Police were called. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 30 minutes.

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