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Safe Recoveries in Maine:

Location: Bangor, ME

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Penobscot County, Maine Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ray Goodspeed called A Child Is Missing Alert the afternoon of May 17, 2012 requesting assistance with locating a missing 13 year old boy. He had last been seen the previous day at his residence in Old Town. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near his home in Old Town, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response, a business owner received the alert and recognized the boy from the description. The business owner was able to contact a friend of the boy and ultimately the boy was returned home later that afternoon.


Location: Bangor, ME

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bangor, Maine (Penobscot County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Lieutenant Reagan contacted A Child Is Missing regarding a 13 year old boy that had been missing for over 3 hours. The boy’s parents were concerned because it was unlike the boy to be gone for this long, especially this late at night, and Police were concerned because an escaped homicide suspect had been spotted in the area. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent out to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, one call came in that placed the boy in an area approximately 3 miles from his home. When Police responded to the area, they were able to locate the boy safe.


Location: Bangor, ME

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, October 04, 2008

Penobscot County, ME Sheriff’s Office - On October 4, 2008, Penobscot County, Maine Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist its search for an 11 year old girl who had gone missing at 2:00pm that day from the 100 block of Pine Street in Milford. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office received approximately five to 10 calls from the public in response to the more than 1,000 alert calls placed by A Child Is Missing. These calls resulted in the girl being located safe as, “she was playing at a friend’s house and did not let her parents know where she was,” the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies believe the friend’s received an alert call and took the girl home.


Location: Sanford, ME

Type of Case: Missing Elderly

Date Recovered: Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sanford, ME (York County) – On Sunday, October 21, 2007 a 90 year old man went missing in Sanford, Maine (York County) and police began their search. As a first order of business, the Sanford Police Department quickly called A Child Is Missing which in turn launched in excess of 2,200 alert phone calls in the area where the man had last been seen. Approximately four hours later a nearby resident, who had received an alert call, saw the man and called police. Despite having heard the alert call hours previous, the resident clearly identified the man he saw as the missing person.


Location: Sanford, ME

Type of Case: Found Child

Date Recovered: Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sanford, ME (York) - Not every case handled by A Child Is Missing is searching for a missing child, elderly person, disabled person, or college student who has gone missing from campus. On May 26, 2007 Sanford, Maine police found a two year old girl wearing a diaper and needed to locate her parents. At 10:50am that day Sanford Police Sergeant Anderson call A Child Is Missing and provided a description of the girl to technician Elsie Nachtsheim. Nachtsheim entered the information into the Alert Program database, recorded an alert message requesting anyone with information regarding the child’s parents or guardians to call Sanford Police. Within 10 minutes of the launch of the alert calls, a resident of the area called police and provided information that enabled police to reunite the child with her family.


Location: Lincoln, ME

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, February 07, 2007

At approximately 8:00am on February 7, 2007, a 14 year old boy went missing from School Street in Lincoln, Maine. Shortly after, Lincoln Police Officer Goodspeed called and activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. More than 3,400 alert calls were placed—resulting in three calls from the public with information. That enabled Lincoln Police to determine the child’s whereabouts


Location: Lincoln, ME

Type of Case: Missing Child

Date Recovered: Saturday, June 04, 2005

Lincoln, ME – On June 3, 2007, a 15-year-old boy was reported as not having arrived at school, despite having left for the bus stop. Officer Richard York of the Lincoln PD (Penobscot County, Maine) contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description to be distributed via telephone. A Child Is Missing placed 1759 calls over the area where he was last seen and the region near his home, in case he had found a way to return there on his own. Of the fifteen calls back by residents regarding the alert, two lead to the boy’s whereabouts in a neighboring town. One caller mentioned that her son had information he had obtained from school, and the other caller’s son was a friend of the missing boy. She believed that they were together at her ex-husband’s residence. Officer Grant was quoted as saying “This was a vital tool in locating the boy. Excellent Program. We believe the boy was located within ten minutes of the calls broadcasted. Thank you.”


Location: Kennebunk, ME

Type of Case: Found Child

Date Recovered: Monday, May 30, 2005

Kennebunk, ME – On May 30, 2005, an autistic 4-year-old boy was found without his guardian was found wandering a neighborhood in Kennebunk (York County), Maine. The boy was unable to communicate his name or where his parents were. Nicholas Higgins of the Kennebunk police contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description to be distributed via telephone. A Child Is Missing placed 2015 calls over the area where police found the wandering child. A neighbor, who received the alert call, recognized the child’s description and contacted the boy’s parents. The boy’s parents then contacted police. The family was reunited approximately 1 hour after police received the lead. Officer Higgins was quoted as saying “The system worked great!”

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