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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Lapeer, MI

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lapeer County Central Dispatch Dispatcher Quen activated A Child Is Missing Alert when his agency was searching for a missing 54 year old man on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The man was last seen at 8 am that morning at his home in Goodrich, MI. More than 362 alert calls were placed surrounding the address, which generated a tip from a passerby that saw a man fitting the missing man’s description. Police responded and located the man in safe condition and transported him back to his residence.


Location: Baltimore, MD

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Baltimore City Police Department On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a 6 year old boy was reported missing near his home in Baltimore. Det. Wagner contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the alert and telephone alert calls went out to the area where the boy was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, numerous tips were received, enabling officers to locate the boy safe, 5 miles from his residence.


Location: Davie, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 12, 2015, Disp. Brooks of the Davie Police Department activated an A Child is Missing Alert for three missing boys ages 10, 11, and 14. The boys were last seen near the intersection of NW 8th and NW 136th Ave in Davie, Florida. The missing children were recovered by a neighboring police department 15 miles away from their last seen location. The Davie Police Department received several tips from the alert calls and credits A Child Is Missing with assisting in the safe recovery of the missing boys.


Location: Greenwood, IN

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 12, 2015 Dispatcher Adrian from the Greenwood Police Department called A Child is missing to activate an alert for a missing 3 year-old child. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,100 telephone alert calls giving the child's general description to residents and businesses in the surrounding area, asking anyone with information to contact the Police. Several calls from the public assisted Police in locating the boy in a vacant house less than a mile away.


Location: Ottumwa, IA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ottumwa, IA (Wapello County) Police Department The Ottumwa Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing on Saturday, May 9, 2015 as they were searching for an 11 year old boy who had gone missing from the 200 block of North Graves Street in Ottumwa that evening. Nearly 1,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen. Within an hour information from those calls enabled police to safely locate the boy approximately 1.3 miles from where he had gone missing.


Location: Norwood, OH

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Norwood, Ohio Police Department “Assisted in drawing a few volunteers to help with the search”, wrote Lt. Pauly after he activated A Child Is Missing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. An 11 year old boy had gone missing from a shopping center that afternoon. A Child Is Missing placed telephone alert calls to the area which resulted in members of the community volunteering to search for the missing child. The child was found safe about .25 miles away from his last seen location.


Location: Kenosha, WI

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department (Kenosha County) “Numerous calls which indicated the correct direction of travel,” Wrote Sergeant Brent Sagedal after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. A 76 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was missing from her home in Kenosha and concern for her safety was growing. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response the agency received 4 tips which assisted them in locating the woman safe about 2 miles away.


Location: Portland, OR

Type of Case: Disabled

Date Recovered: Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Citizen receiving ACIM alert called Police regarding missing severely disabled," wrote Detective Fonken after he activated A Child Is Missing on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The woman who was last seen at her residence, suffers from dementia and concern for her safety was growing. Upon activation, over 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman's home. The alert calls resulted in the tip which assisted Police in locating her safe about 2 miles away.


Location: Fontana, CA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fontana, California Police Department (San Bernardino County) “Juvenile was located in yard after resident received ACIM phone call,” wrote Dispatcher Mindy after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Her agency was searching for a 6 year old boy with autism reported missing from his home that afternoon. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which assisted the agency in finding the boy safe at a neighbor’s property a short time later.


Location: Jacksonville, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duval County) “Due to the Alert being sent out a citizen called and reported a sighting of the victim which led the Police to the area where the victim was located.” This was written by Detective Porter after she activated A Child Is Missing on Sunday, April 19, 2015. A 13 year old boy with Asperger’s was reported missing from his home after an argument with a family member and had not returned after several hours. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which assisted the agency in locating the boy safe over 4 miles away.

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