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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Reisterstown, MD

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department Thursday, October 12, 2014, Officer Kosmicky called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 10 year old boy had been reported missing from Middle River after he got upset and ran from his mother. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information about the boy to contact Police. The agency received a tip that assisted them in locating the boy safe, 2 miles away.


Location: San Bernardino, CA

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office “Your alert notification worked well. We received several calls from citizens who assisted deputies in our search for the missing person.” This was written by Deputy Pangburn after he activated A Child Is Missing on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. A 68 year old man that had a stroke and was partially paralyzed was missing in Apple Valley. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area. The man was located safe about two hours later.


Location: New Boston, MI

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Huron Township, Michigan Police Department (Wayne County) “Due to the fact we instituted the A Child Is Missing Alert, the missing juvenile read it on Facebook and became scared and the boyfriend’s mom contacted us for a safe return,” wrote Dispatcher Meredith Foster. This after the Huron Township Police activated The Alert on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 for a 15 year old girl that had been missing overnight. Telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around her home asking anyone with information to contact Police. She was located 35 miles away from her home.


Location: Nampa, ID

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Nampa, Idaho Police Department (Canyon County) Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a ten year old boy did not come home from school. He was reported to have told his friends he was not happy at home and wanted to run away. Nampa Police began a search and Officer Curtis activated A Child Is Missing. Upon activation, telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home. “A call came in from a citizen who said she thought she saw the child at school watching football practice. I located the child a couple blocks from the school walking down the street,” stated the follow-up from Nampa Police Department.


Location: Beverly Hills, MI

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beverly Hills, Michigan Police Department (Oakland County) Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a 14 year old boy ran away from home after an argument with his mother. Officer Robert Fisher called A Child Is Missing to assist with the search effort. More than 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the community asking anyone that might have information on the boy’s whereabouts to contact the Police Department. The agency received a tip as a result of the alert which assisted them in locating the boy safe less than a mile away a short time later.


Location: Skokie, IL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Skokie, Illinois Police Department (Cook County) On the afternoon of September 25, 2014, Communications Operator Ridge called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. An 8 year old boy that was autistic and nonverbal had gone missing from a local shopping center. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 700 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses around the area. In response, the Police Department received several calls and nearly 100 volunteers came out to assist in the search. The boy was located safe that night hiding in a locked stairwell inside a retail store.


Location: Tremonton, UT

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tremonton, Utah Police Department (Box Elder County) “Every time I have used your services they have worked,” wrote Officer Hayman. This after A Child Is Missing Alert was activated on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 for a 9 year old boy. The boy is autistic and nonverbal and there was high concern for his safety. A Child Is Missing sent telephone calls to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s residence which resulted in 3 tips. These tips assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 3 miles away.


Location: Fremont, NE

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fremont, Nebraska Police Department (Dodge County) Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Dispatcher Shana called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. Officer Joe Bower was leading the search for a missing 8 year old girl that did not come home from school. A Child Is Missing placed telephone alert calls surrounding both the school and the girl’s residence. In response, the agency received 4 tips which assisted them in locating the girl safe at a friend’s house.


Location: Jacksonville, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duvall County) “The call alerted the neighbors via telephone that the victim was reported missing which lead to the recovery of the victim, the neighbor took the victim home.” This after Detective Porter activated A Child Is Missing Alert on September 6, 2014 when an 8 year old boy was reported missing. He was supposed to go to a neighbor’s house and never arrived. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area.


Location: Reidsville, GA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Friday, September 5, 2014

Tattnall County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Friday, September 5, 2014, Investigator Kirkland called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 2 year old boy was missing from his home in Collins, Georgia and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing sent over 200 alert telephone calls to the rural area asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response the agency received tips which assisted the agency in locating the boy safe less than a half mile away.

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