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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Valparaiso, IN

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Monday, March 30, 2015

Porter County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The night of Monday, March 30, 2015, Sergeant Laflower activated A Child is Missing Alert. A 67 year old man reported to have medical conditions which require medication was last seen at his home at 4:30 that afternoon. Concern for his safety was growing as night fell with no sign of him. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which resulted in 3 tips to the agency. These tips along with a K-9 search and information gleaned on social media assisted the agency in locating the man safe about 6 miles away later that night.


Location: Waterloo, IA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Waterloo, Iowa Police Department (Black Hawk County) Sunday, March 22, 2015, Sergeant Greenlee called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert after an 8 year old boy had been reported missing by his father. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area. One of the citizens that received the alert located the child safe about a quarter mile away. “System worked very well,” wrote Sergeant Greenlee.


Location: Deltona, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office During the overnight hours of Saturday, March 21, 2015, Deputy Cheek called A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in its search for a missing 14 year old boy possibly in need of medical attention. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which assisted the agency in locating the boy safe 5 miles away.


Location: LaPlata, MD

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Friday, March 20, 2015

LaPlata, Maryland Police Department (Charles County) Friday, March 20, 2015, Corporal Harold Cunningham activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in its search for a missing 17 year old girl with Asperger’s. According the case follow-up report, “We received an abundance of phone calls and volunteers to help with the search.” A resident reported that after being alerted she saw the missing girl on her front porch, bringing an end to the search a short time later.


Location: Yuba City, CA

Type of Case: Silver Alert

Date Recovered: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sutter County, California Sheriff’s Office “As a direct result of this alert activation, our agency received a phone call from a citizen who had the last known whereabouts for our missing person. After an area check, she was safely located and returned home to family.” This after Dispatcher Shandra activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The missing person was a 79 year old woman with Alzheimer’s that had wandered away from her home in Yuba City. A Child Is Missing placed telephone alert calls to residents and businesses around the woman’s home before she was located about 4 miles away.


Location: Reisterstown, MD

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, February 16, 2015

Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department “After receiving notifications, the missing juvenile’s grandmother contacted the juvenile’s father to advise he just got to her apartment.” This after Officer J. Calle activated the evening of A Child Is Missing on Monday, February 16, 2015 when an 11 year old boy reported to be in need of medical attention was reported missing. The boy had not been seen since very early that morning and the area was expecting a severe winter storm. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls surrounding two addresses of interest. The alert assisted in bringing a quick resolution to the case.


Location: Olathe, KS

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office “Callers provided information and time frame of places the child was seen prior to being found,” wrote Deputy Garcia after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The child was an 11 year old boy reported missing from his home in Stilwell. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses around the boy’s home which resulted in several tips from the community. This assisted deputies in locating the boy safe over 3 miles away.


Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Police Department (Oklahoma County) Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Officer Walton called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 69 year old man described as having heart problems was reported missing from North Lee Avenue. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report, after the alert went out, a business owner that received the alert called the agency with information about the man. Officers responded and were able to locate the man about a half mile from where he went missing.


Location: Lannon, WI

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Monday, January 26, 2015

Lannon, Wisconsin Police Department (Waukesha County) The morning of Monday, January 26, 2015, Communications Supervisor Duane Bondar called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert for the Lannon Police Department. The agency was searching for a 76 year old man that had gone missing from his home. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area. When a neighbor went to pick up the phone, she found the man in her kitchen area and was able to then alert Police of his whereabouts.


Location: Doral, FL

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Miami-Dade, Florida Police Department Sunday, January 18, 2015, Officer Romo called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 72 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from her home on Southwest 4th Street. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area to assist the agency. The alert assisted Police in locating the woman a short time later driving about 5 miles away.

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