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Location: Perry, IA

Children - Recovered: Monday, July 21, 2014

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Perry, Iowa Police Department (Dallas County) “Calls started coming in a few minutes after calling A Child Is Missing and the child was found within 15 minutes. Thank you for your help!!” Wrote Communications Supervisor Lori Riley. She activated The Alert Monday, July 21, 2014. A 12 year old boy thought to be in need of medical attention was missing from his home and concern for his safety was growing. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding his home. He was located safe about a mile away.

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Location: Humboldt, IA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Humboldt, Iowa Police Department (Humboldt County) Sunday, July 20, 2014, Officer Jones called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. An 81 year old man had gone for a walk that morning and had not returned. Upon activation more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the community asking anyone with information to contact the Police. In response the agency received 4 tips which assisted the agency in locating the man safe about a mile and a half away.

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Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey Police Department (Middlesex County) Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Detective Cabrera called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 17 year old girl had been missing during the overnight hours. Concern for her safety was growing as she was reported to be prone to seizures. Upon activation of the alert, more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which garnered 4 calls from the public. These calls assisted Police in locating the girl safe that afternoon about 1 mile away.

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Location: Gray, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Jones County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office “People that lived in the area were able to work with the deputies in checking the residents in the area and lead us to the house she was located at,” wrote Dispatcher Ginger Stinson after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 8, 2014. The Alert was activated for a 16 year old girl that had gone missing that evening. She was located safe over 10 miles away.

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Location: Brecksville, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, July 07, 2014

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Brecksville, Ohio Police Department (Cuyahoga County) “Alert was helpful in notifying surrounding area. Citizens called in to offer help and aided in the search. Thank you for this service.” Wrote Sergeant Goodrich after Dispatcher Kulp activated A Child Is Missing Alert for the agency on July 7, 2014. A 75 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was missing from her home and the Police were searching for her. The Alert assisted the agency in locating the woman safe that night about a mile away.

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Location: Kewanee, IL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Kewanee, Illinois Police Department (Henry County) Tuesday, July 1, 2014, a 14 year old girl went missing in Kewanee, IL. Dispatcher Jenny called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the girl was last seen asking anyone with information to contact Police Department. In response to the alert, the agency received tips which assisted them in locating the girl less than a mile away.

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Location: Elyria, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Elyria, Ohio Police Department (Lorain County) “Within 15 minutes of your calls going out, a citizen received the call, looked outside and saw the child!” wrote Detective/Sergeant Moss after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A 9 year old boy was missing from his residence in Elyria and concern for his safety was growing. Over 600 telephone alert calls were sent by A Child Is Missing which assisted the Police in locating the boy safe about a quarter mile away.

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Location: Tooele, UT

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Tooele County, Utah Sheriff’s Office “We did receive a couple of calls that aided in the recovery of the individual by providing a direction he may have been traveling,” stated the follow-up from the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office. This after Dispatcher Gail activated A Child Is Missing Alert on June 24, 2014. An 80 year old man reported to suffer from Alzheimer’s was missing from his home. He was located safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Salem, OR

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 20, 2014

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Salem, Oregon Police Department (Marion County) “Friend received phone call from A Child Is Missing. Child was later located at that house. The entire neighborhood seemed to be looking for the child after the phone call went out.” This was written by Sergeant J Vanmeter after he activated A Child Is Missing on Friday, June 20, 2014. A 9 year old boy was reported missing after he was last seen at baseball practice. Over 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area. He was found safe that evening.

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Location: New Boston, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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New Boston, Ohio Police Department (Scioto County) “Once NBPD activated the A Child Is Missing Alert, within 5 minutes we received a call saying the caller had seen the boy at a mall parking lot and he was found,” wrote Captain Goins after he activated A Child Is Missing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. A 13 year old boy had been reported missing that afternoon. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area giving the boy’s description. He was located safe about a half mile away.

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Location: Lakewood, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Lakewood, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department “One of the calls led us to the location of the missing adult. This service was a great help in assisting us in locating this male,” wrote Sergeant Schad after he activated A Child Is Missing on Sunday, June 15, 2014. An 81 year old man with dementia had gone missing from his residence that afternoon. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area which resulted in 4 tips to the agency.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, June 13, 2014

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Her Mother in Law said they got a call from a gentleman that had gotten one of the missing calls,” wrote Lieutenant Marshall after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, June 12, 2014. A 28 year old woman thought to be in need of medical attention had gone missing that morning in Albemarle and concern for her safety was growing. A Child Is Missing placed over 400 telephone alert calls to the area asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. The woman was located safe 28 miles away.

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Location: Leesburg, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, May 31, 2014

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Leesburg, Florida Police Department (Lake County) Friday, May 2, 2014, Communications Officer Sara called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 74 year old woman reported to have heart problems and dementia was missing from her residence in Leesburg. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. It wasn’t until May 31st, nearly a month later that a citizen recognized the woman at Wal-Mart and called Police, bringing the search to an end.

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Location: Lincoln, NE

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Lancaster County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office “Area farmer was working in the fields and received a call from his wife who received your notice. Farmer had seen the missing party 2 hours prior on a County Road 1 mile outside of town. She was located a short distance from there,” the case follow-up report from The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office read. This after A Child Is Missing Alert assisted the agency with the search for a missing 56 year old woman reported to have diabetes. A Child Is Missing placed over 500 telephone alert calls in the area to residents and businesses.

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Location: Sweetwater, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Sweetwater, Florida Police Department (Miami-Dade County) On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, a 59 year old man reported to have dementia went missing in Sweetwater, Florida at 2:00pm. A Child Is Missing was activated by Officer Parrish and over 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. In response the agency received calls from the public which assisted them in locating the man safe later that night.

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Location: Pekin, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Pekin, Illinois Police Department (Tazewell County) On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Dispatcher Roy Trouter contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the Pekin Police in the search for an 84 year old woman with dementia. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the address where she had last been seen. In response, the agency received several tips from residents which assisted them in locating the woman over a mile away a short time later.

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Location: Portland, OR

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Portland, Oregon (Multnomah County) Police Department Four tips were received that helped Portland Police locate a missing 10 year old girl on May 20, 2014. The girl was believed to have run away from her home and was considered endangered due to her young age. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent by A Child Is Missing upon activation by Detective Mike Weinstein. According to the follow-up the girl was found safe and returned to her residence.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Henderson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Sunday, May 18, 2014, a 35 year old man reported to have autism went missing in Hendersonville, NC. Corporal Putman called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. More than 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the man was last seen asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response to the alert, the agency received tips which assisted them in locating the man about 2 miles away. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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Location: York, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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York, Alabama Police Department (Sumter County) According to the case follow up report, Investigator Ray McVay wrote: “Because of this alert, we were able to make at least one positive contact (visual) of the runaway child.” This after a 10 year old boy was reported missing on May 14, 2014. Over 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area in York where the boy was last seen. The alert assisted in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Vidalia, LA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Vidalia, Louisiana (Concordia County) Police Department “The calls frightened them and they returned the child,” This after Dispatcher Latoya activated A Child Is Missing on May 13, 2014. A 14 year old girl had been missing overnight and concern for her safety was growing. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the girl was last seen asking anyone with information to contact Police. The girl was with the family of another child who promptly contacted Police when they heard the alert.

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Location: Baltimore, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 08, 2014

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Baltimore City, Maryland (Baltimore County) Police Department “Neighbor who heard alert saw missing person and returned home,” wrote Detective Weiss after he activated A Child Is Missing on May 8, 2014. A 10 year old boy was reported missing when he did not return home from school that day. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed to the area which enabled the quick return of the missing boy.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “The Alert assisted Volusia County Sheriff by notifying the local populous who provide sightings of the missing person which directly resulted in his whereabouts being revealed to law enforcement. Great Job!” Investigator Chuck Lee wrote this to A Child Is Missing after he activated The Alert on May 7, 2014. He was leading the search for a 39 year old man reported to have diminished mental ability that had not been in over 24 hours. A Child Is Missing placed over 6,000 telephone alert calls covering two addresses of interest which assisted deputies in finding the man safe that night about 10 miles away.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, May 02, 2014

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “People in the neighborhood flagged down deputies advising the location they had last seen the missing person,” wrote Investigator Elmazi after he activated A Child Is Missing on Friday, May 2, 2014. A 51 year old woman reported to have diminished mental capacity went missing from her home in Deltona. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 2,000 telephone alert calls asking anyone with information to contact Police. Information gleaned as a result assisted deputies in locating the woman safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Owasso, OK

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Owasso, Oklahoma Police Department (Tulsa County) When two girls were reported missing from their Elementary School Library on April 30, 2014, The Owasso Police Department activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Over 600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area surrounding the school. The alert produced tips which gave sightings of the girls and assisted Police in locating the girls safe that afternoon over 2 miles away.

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Location: Lafayette, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Lafayette, Indiana, Police Department (Tippecanoe County) When a 12 year old boy went missing in Lafayette, Indiana on April 29, 2014, Detective Grant Snyder called A Child Is Missing. The call activated the Alert Program which placed over 1,000 phone calls to the area where the boy had last been seen. Several calls from the public assisted Police in locating the boy the following morning while riding his bicycle over 3 miles away.

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Location: La Plata, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office When Dispatcher Shannon called A Child Is Missing the evening of April 29, 2014, he was seeking assistance in the search for a missing 97 year old man; a case Lieutenant Becker was currently working. The woman was reported to have dementia. A Child Is Missing placed over 300 telephone alert calls to the area around the woman’s home which assisted deputies in locating the woman safe in the woods less than a mile from from her home a short time later.

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Location: Atlanta, GA

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 28, 2014

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Atlanta, Georgia Police Department (Fulton County) Saturday, April 26, 2014, a 15 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Atlanta. There was concern for her safety as she was reported to suffer from PTSD. Investigator Burras activated A Child Is Missing and over 500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the girl’s home. The alert assisted Police with the recovery of the girl approximately 2 days later.

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Location: Richmond Hill, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Richmond Hill, Georgia Police Department (Bryan County) On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Detective Sahlberg contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in the search of a runaway 14 year old girl. More than 1,500 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Dogwood Avenue address where she had last been seen. In response, Police received numerous calls from residents with information, one of which was from a citizen who received the call and recognized the clothing description of the female who was reported missing, and called the Police. According to the case follow-up report from Corporal Robert Linton, “The first phone caller observed the runaway juvenile earlier on the date in question. A partial clothing description was provided. The runaway was located later same date, in like clothing.” That tip assisted officers in locating the girl safe, approximately two and a half miles away from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Suttons Bay, MI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Leelanau County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office “At 0854 Dispatch received a tip from a citizen after hearing co-workers discuss A Child Is Missing (ACIM) alert call. He had seen the missing person walking around 0840 hours. His info resulted in the recovery of the missing teenager,” stated Dispatcher Ronda Coleman in the case follow-up received from the agency. The girl went missing during the very early morning hours of Tuesday, April 22, 2014 and the Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program at 7:55 a.m. More than 2,700 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the girl had last been seen, asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Officers received approximately ten (10) calls from citizens who had received the A Child Is Missing alert calls. One of the ten (10) calls was from a resident who had just seen the teenager and then received the call from “A Child Is Missing” Alert Program. He provided the missing teenager’s location to officers and the teenager was located safe at 0902 hours, approximately 4.75 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Glen Gardner, NJ

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Lebanon Township, New Jersey Police Department (Hunterdon County) On Friday, April 18, 2014, a 71 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s walked away from her residence at approximately 8 p.m. The missing woman had wandered off before but had previously been found quickly and this was the longest time with no sight of her. More than 50 police and emergency service members searched throughout the night with the assistance of K-9 officers and a helicopter to search for the missing woman. The next morning, Detective Sergeant Kristen Larsen activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program and over 790 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the 500 block of Kubin Court, where she was last seen. Residents who received the alert calls were asked to check their properties for the missing woman because it was thought she may have sought shelter to keep warm somewhere nearby after becoming disoriented. According to the case follow-up received from Detective Sergeant Larsen, “The ACIM calls went out at 0730 hours on 4/19/2014. A neighbor received the call and went out to check the wooded area across the street. She located the missing woman, who was taken by ambulance to Hunterdon Medical Center, where she received medical treatment. This program helped locate the missing 71-year-old woman in an area off of Hickory Run Road, about a half mile from her residence.”

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Location: Ridgefield, NJ

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Ridgefield, New Jersey (Bergen County) Police Department On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, a 13 year old girl was reported missing by her mother in Ridgefield. She had last been seen earlier that morning prior to her mother leaving for work. The mother normally leaves the house at 6 AM and at 7 AM makes a “Wake-Up call” for her daughter to get ready for school. However, on this day the school notified the mother that her daughter was absent. Sergeant Russ Christiana activated A Child Is Missing Alert to augment his agency’s search and more than 11,000 telephone alert calls were sent throughout the community with the girl’s general description and name; in the hopes that someone from the area may have information on her whereabouts. Over the next hour and a half, two more rounds of alert calls were placed, encompassing approximately 2.5 square miles. Finally, the exhaustive search ended at approximately 1:10 pm when the girl was located unharmed in a Brooklyn New York Subway Station near 330 Jay Street, approximately 16 miles from the last seen location. Per case follow-up received, “I would like to thank your organization for assisting this Agency on this missing child case!” wrote Detective Joseph Malanga of the Ridgefield Police regarding the assistance provided by A Child Is Missing (ACIM).

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Location: Rockwood, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Rockwood, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department “A Great resource for Public Safety,” wrote Chief Stephen Rowe in the case follow-up report to A Child Is Missing. Dispatcher Lekity had activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist Sergeant Randy Krause on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 after a teenager went missing following a parenting dispute. Over 1,900 telephone alert calls were launched surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information on the boy’s whereabouts to contact Police. A short time later, the agency called with a second location as the missing boy’s backpack had been found near the property of the Waste Water Treatment Plant which was close to the Huron River and an additional set of calls were sent to this area. As a result of that and word of the situation spreading through social media outlets, more than 100 residents volunteered to join the search for the missing teen after receiving the alert. Family members searched an area where the teen was known to frequent near Fort Street and Huron River Drive and found him hiding under a train bridge. The search ended at 11:36 p.m. and the boy was reunited safe with his family pending a follow-up investigation with the boy and his family.

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Location: Twin Falls, ID

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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Twin Falls, Idaho Police Department (Twin Falls County) After A Child Is Missing Alert Program had placed more than 3,700 alert calls in Twin Falls, Idaho, “We did receive a few calls after you were advised of Sarah being missing. She was found safely. She was with her peer counselor,” Dispatcher Tina Kelley stated in the response to a case follow-up report to A Child Is Missing. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Dispatcher Tina Kelley activated A Child Is Missing Alert program in an effort to locate a 10 year old girl who was reported missing from her school in Twin Falls. After the girl’s disappearance was reported to Police, the alert calls were launched into the area surrounding the girl’s school, giving a general description of the missing girl and requesting anyone with information about the child to contact the Police. Tips from the alert calls and area searchers provided information that helped officers locate Sarah, who had in fact returned home on her own accord, safe and unharmed that evening; about 1.2 miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, April 06, 2014

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Leon County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, April 5, 2014, Detective Sargent McBride activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in finding a missing 48 year old man who utilizes an electric wheelchair, has high blood pressure and suffers from Depression. Deputies and family members were particularly concerned because the man is an insulin dependent diabetic. After providing descriptive information about the man to the A Child Is Missing Recovery Specialist, more than 5,900 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Charlotte Street address, where the man had last been seen during the early morning hours, giving the missing man’s general description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. With information received as a result of the Alert, Deputies were able to track the man to a residence where the missing man was by choice, partaking in illegal drugs which was within two (2) miles from his residence. Deputies made the man aware of the Alert calls in reference to his being missing, which prompted him to call his home and return on his own accord shortly thereafter, safe and unharmed.

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Location: Parkland, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office When an 87 year old woman with multiple medical conditions went missing from the 9400 block of Aston Gardens Court in Pompano Beach, Florida on April 3, 2014, Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Davis enlisted the assistance of A Child Is Missing Alert Program. He activated the Alert Program and more than 1,600 alert phone calls were placed to the area surrounding the residential assisted living facility where the woman had last been seen. As it turns out, Fire Rescue had transported the woman to the hospital without notifying the facility staff or BSO Dispatch. Upon reporting to the hospital, Deputies were able to positively identify the woman as the one they had been searching for. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was approximately one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Marysville, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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Marysville, Ohio (Union County) Police Department When a 15 year old teenager was reported missing from her high school in Marysville, Dispatcher Virginia Paden activated A Child Is Missing to assist in the location and recovery of the girl. The girl had gone missing from a local high school where she was supposed to have detention, but didn’t show up and concern for her safety was growing. Upon activation, over 7,400 telephone alert calls were placed with the girl’s description around the school’s vicinity, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Based upon the agency’s comments, the child realized that it would be best to return home due to the high volume of local community response to our alerts. Upon her return, she was found to be safe and in good condition.

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Pembroke Pines, Florida Police Department (Broward County) Tuesday, March 25, 2014, a 15 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Pembroke Pines. The girl had become upset earlier in the day with her Mother, had packed a bag and run off. After checking all known areas where the girl could possibly be, Pembroke Pines Police were trying additional methods, and A Child Is Missing was contacted to assist in the search. Officer Koenig activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program and over 4,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the girl’s residence. Within minutes, the telephones of neighbors and businesses surrounding the missing girl’s home were ringing, asking anyone who had seen the girl or knew of her whereabouts to contact Police. “The missing person (MP) was located by an officer in the area of 18200 Pines Boulevard. However, our Agency did receive notification that residents in the area who had received the calls would be out looking for the MP in the area,” stated Detective Rairden in a follow up from the department. Total time from activation to safe recovery was a little over one (1) hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Monday, March 24, 2014

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department The night of Sunday, March 23, 2014, Senior Sargent Dolan was leading the search for a missing 16 year old boy that was reported to be autistic and nonverbal. The New Castle County Police Department began actively investigating the disappearance of this child who had the mental capacity of a four (4) year old. At 11:30 p.m. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated and more than 1,200 alert calls were launched into the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. After locating the boy on Route 4 at Delaware Park in Newark, about three (3) miles from where he had gone missing, Police learned a call to 911 was instrumental in directing officers to the general vicinity where the boy was ultimately located at 12:45 a.m. “The call that was generated after the ACIM was launched cut the time in half of when the child was last seen and lead to officers being in that area. A call to 911 from someone who did not get the ACIM call, ultimately helped to find him,” wrote Senior Sargent Dolan.

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Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Children - Recovered: Monday, March 24, 2014

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona Police Department (Mohave) Monday, March 24, 2014, an 11 year old went missing in the area of South Smoketree Avenue in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Officer Melodia called A Child Is Missing to assist in his agency’s search, giving a general description of the child and her last known whereabouts to the technician. More than 2,400 telephone alert calls were launched to the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report received from Detective Mike Munding, more than nine (9) residents called in as a result of the alert. He further stated, “A Child Is Missing Alert along with Social Media (Facebook) is the reason the child was located. Thank you!” This is a noteworthy example of law enforcement and the community coming together to help reunite a family. It is also a terrific example of the positive use of social media.

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Location: Paducah, KY

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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McCracken County, Kentucky - Paducah Police Department “Several people called throughout the day asking if the call was a scam, but several people called after seeing the child. An officer did find him in good health and he went back to parents.” This was written by Dispatcher Brandy Garrett who activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Linda Hodsen, who was leading the search on Saturday, March 22, 2014 to locate a 10 year old boy that was reported missing from his home in Paducah. Over 8,500 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Within a few minutes of the alert going out, 50 or more calls came in from residents with information as to a possible sighting. One tip in particular was from a woman driving, who reported seeing someone matching the boy’s description at the intersection of Harahan and Jefferson, who was flagging down cars saying he was looking for his Mother. With this information, Police were able to track the boy to an address about one (1) mile away from his home and found him safe and uninjured. The parents of the boy were reunited with their son a short time later.

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Location: Van Buren, AR

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Van Buren, Arkansas (Crawford County) Sheriff’s Office After A Child Is Missing Alert Program placed more than 3,400 alert calls in Alma, Arkansas, “Had several tips come in because of the Hot Lines/Alerts that were sent out. Followed up on the tips and the kids were found around 10 p.m. on March 22, 2014 at the Alma Primary School,” Corporal Austin Bishop stated in his follow-up report to ACIM. Corporal Bishop had been leading the search for two missing children, ages 11 and 12 that had been reported missing on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. After the children’s disappearance was reported to Police, the alert calls were launched into the area where the children had last been seen, giving the Sheriff’s office phone number and asking residents to check their own property and to be on the lookout for the children. Tips from the alert calls and area searchers provided information that helped deputies locate the children safe that evening, about three (3) miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Fayetteville, AR

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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Fayetteville, Arkansas (Washington County) Police Department On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, a 15 year old girl was reported missing by her mother in Fayetteville. She had last been seen earlier that morning prior to her mother leaving for work. Sergeant William McKenny activated A Child Is Missing Alert to augment his agency’s search and more than 3,200 telephone alert calls were sent throughout the community. Although there was no clothing description known, an alert message with the girl’s general description and name was crafted in hopes that someone in the area may have information on her whereabouts. With the heightened awareness in the community due to the A Child Is Missing alert calls, her friends telephoned the missing girl’s mother and told her where they believed she was — approximately four (4) miles from where she had gone missing. According to the follow-up from Sergeant William McKenny, “Almost every call was a real lead. She was found where two callers said she would be. She was with a Registered Sex Offender. It also caused her friends to call her Mom with important information.” The information received assisted officers in locating the girl in good condition at 10:10 p.m. at a Motel 6 on North College Avenue.

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Location: West Valley City, UT

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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West Valley City, Utah (Salt Lake County) Police Department “We received numerous tip calls based upon A Child Is Missing Alert. Thank you for your assistance. The child was found unharmed.” This came after Dispatcher Ryan Phillips of the West Valley City, Utah Police Department activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Monday, March 3, 2014 to assist West Valley City Police when a 12 year old boy went missing from his elementary school. The boy’s parents, having sent him to school early that morning, became alarmed when he did not return after school. Upon activation, more than 3,000 alert calls were placed to residents and businesses, blanketing the area surrounding the boy’s home and school, giving his general description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, Police received numerous calls from residents which generated information that led Police to the missing boy, who was located unharmed approximately six (6) miles away in the 4500 block of West 6200 South in Kearns.

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Location: Coral Springs, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Coral Springs, Florida (Broward County) Police Department The Coral Springs, Florida Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 regarding a seven year old boy who had last been seen at approximately 2:00pm that day. Coral Springs Police had activated the Alert Program quickly and more than 1,600 alert calls were placed on their behalf by A Child Is Missing by 2:30pm. As a result of information generated by those alert calls, the boy was safely located at 2:49pm less than a mile from where he had last been seen. The use of ACIM helped bring this case to a quick resolution, saving law enforcement time and resources, and quickly reuniting this family.

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Location: Springfield, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, February 24, 2014

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Springfield, Ohio Police Department When Sergeant Dan Harris called A Child Is Missing the afternoon of February 24, 2014, he was seeking assistance in the search for a missing 74 year old man; a case Sergeant Flores was currently working. The man was reported to have recently suffered a stroke and his wife was especially concerned for his safety and well-being due to his physical health and the extremely cold weather conditions. Shortly after 2,600 alert calls were placed in the area surrounding the man’s residence, tips were generated that helped Police locate the man safe and in good condition within the hour after the alert calls were launched and approximately one mile from his home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 40 minutes.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Thank you. We could not have done it without your help. She is safe at home,” wrote Communications Specialist Debra Scharble after activating A Child Is Missing on February 18, 2014. A 68 year old woman with Alzheimer’s had wandered away from her Port Charlotte home in the 21000 block of Higgs Drive. She was last seen at 10 a.m. by relatives. More than 6,300 telephone alert calls were sent within a one-mile radius of the area surrounding the woman’s home, giving her description and asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Over the next hour and a half, two more rounds of alert calls were placed, encompassing approximately 2.5 square miles. Finally, the exhaustive search ended at approximately 1:09 pm, a resident that had received the alert about the missing person, stated she had spotted a woman that matched the description sitting by the Seawall. The Police were called and the woman was located safe approximately one (1) mile from her home and later reunited with her relatives.

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Location: Kennett, MO

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Dunklin County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office The Dunklin County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in response to a missing three year old boy. He had gone missing from the 1800 block of Matthews Road in Malden, Missouri at approximately 2:50 pm. With less than 50 alert calls placed to the rural area surrounding the home in which the child was last seen, the Alert assisted officers in locating the child safe about ½ mile away in a field behind the residence.

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Location: North Miami Beach, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, February 16, 2014

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North Miami Beach, Florida Police Department “Female citizen called into the station after receiving a call – advised she and her family were out looking for the child. (Very good system to use). Juvenile was located by a family member.” This was written by Dispatcher White regarding the assistance provided by A Child Is Missing after activating more than 3,000 alert calls in the early evening hours of Sunday, February 16, 2014 to assist her agency’s search for a 15 year old autistic boy who was reported missing by his brother. He had last been seen at the family’s residence sleeping, but when his brother woke up he found him missing. A family member of the missing boy safely located the boy five hours after he went missing; at a Walmart in Miami Gardens, some seven (7) miles away from his home.

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Location: Lima, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Lima, Ohio (Allen County) Police Department Out of the more than 3,000 telephone calls that were placed to residences and businesses by A Child Is Missing on Saturday, February 15, 2014, approximately 20 alert residents responded to that call, providing leads as to the boy’s location. One tip received, reported seeing someone matching the boy’s description in her front yard. After confirming his identity, she kept him at her residence until police arrived. According to a case follow-up from Sergeant Green, the caller said she was on the phone listening to the alert message and noticed the child in her yard. Police were able to safely return the missing 12 year old boy to his family, and no foul play was suspected. The boy had not been seen since 6:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Highland and Fairview and Sergeant Green had issued an alert to the public through the “A Child Is Missing” Alert program to assist in the search.

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Location: Rankin, PA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, February 09, 2014

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Rankin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Rankin Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist the agency’s search for a 12 year old boy who had gone missing the previous evening and concern for his safety was growing. He had last been seen in the 100 block of Monroeville Avenue in Turtle Creek and more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were placed around the area where he was last seen, giving his physical description, the clothing he was last seen wearing and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Within minutes, telephones in the boy’s neighborhood were ringing, and Police received many calls from the public with information and the boy; knowing about the alert calls searching for him, prompted him to return home on his own accord. Per case follow-up received, “The missing child returned home the following day on his own! We believe the Alert went out and the child was forced to return home the next morning. Thank you!” wrote Chief Ryan D. Wooten.

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Location: Medford, OR

Children - Recovered: Sunday, February 09, 2014

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Medford, Oregon (Jackson County) Police Department Sunday, February 9, 2014, a frantic parent called Police to report a 12 year old boy missing from his home. He had left to go skateboarding at 2:30 p.m. the previous day and hadn’t been seen or heard from since. Medford Police began an intensive search and activated A Child Is Missing which resulted in more than 1,900 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report obtained from Detective Diane Sandler, “A number of people called in with information regarding friends of missing child. He was located by an officer while a different officer was following up on leads." The search ended at 1:30 p.m. and the boy was reunited safe with his family.

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Location: Centreville, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Bibb County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Corporal Crofford of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said, “Your Alert was very helpful, even though it did not directly help locate the child, it was great to see it in action. The child returned on his own from hiding in the woods.” This came after the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in an effort to locate an eleven year old boy that was reported missing from his home and who had last been seen at 9:40 a.m. Officers received numerous calls in response to the more than 1,500 alert calls that were launched in the area surrounding the 300 block of Family Road in Randolph. Shortly after the alert calls were placed in that area, the missing child returned home on his own accord, safe and unharmed at 11:00 p.m. The search was called off, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Police Department (Tuscaloosa County) According to the case follow up report, Lieutenant Bale Langston wrote: “We received multiple calls from family and friends of the missing child. The leads did not directly help with the recovery, but informed our agency that she wasn’t in danger.” To aid in the search for the missing teenager, Tuscaloosa Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program after an exhaustive search on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for a 13 year old girl that had gone missing after an argument with her mother. Equipped with the information provided by The Tuscaloosa Police, the alert call asked anyone with information about the teenager to contact the Police. Police received numerous calls in response to the more than 1,400 alert calls that were launched in the area where the girl was last seen. Tips received enabled Police to locate her safe at 12:30 p.m. the following day, at an address approximately three (3) miles away.

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Location: Clarksville, TN

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Clarksville, Tennessee (Montgomery County) Police Department When an 84 year old man with a pacemaker and suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing in Clarksville, on Saturday, January 25, 2014, time was of the essence for the Clarksville Police Department. Dispatcher Michael Elliott called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to help in the search of the area surrounding 7 Strassbourg Road in Clarksville where the missing man had wandered away from. More than 2,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home, giving the missing man’s general description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. As a result, the agency received several calls from residents which assisted them in locating the man safe about two (2) miles away. Total time from activation to safe recovery was within an hour. Clarksville Police stated “Subject located within an hour of missing, partly due to the alert calls. Thanks”!

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The afternoon of Monday, December 23, 2013, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Nashville. The boy had not been seen since the previous afternoon and Nashville Metro Police activated A Child Is Missing to assist in their search. Upon taking the report, Detective Jones called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing Alert, provided key information about the boy to the technician and over 1,500 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. A short time later, when those calls did not produce any leads, the calling area was expanded to include an additional 2,500 phone calls. Law enforcement received a tip that the boy was possibly in the Edgehill Project Homes with friends. Another expansion was requested to have all calls directed to the Edgehill area. Able to refocus their search accordingly, the boy was ultimately found safe shortly after 9:52 p.m., a little over five (5) miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Oak Grove, LA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 23, 2014

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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office “When the call went out, a guy looked out his window and saw the child around the school buses across the street from his home. The alert did its job with wonderful results. Thank you very much!” Chief Deputy Kenneth Green wrote after an intensive search for a missing 11 year old boy came to an end on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Police were concerned for the boy’s safety as temperatures were expected to drop significantly that night. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated for the first time by this agency, placing over 160 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the boy’s home in Oak Grove asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact The Sheriff’s Office. He was found as a direct result of the alert calls less than 1/8 of a mile from where he had last been seen and returned home, safe at 2:04 a.m.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department The night of Wednesday, January 22, 2014, a 15 year old boy who, according to Police, was suicidal, had gone missing from home after making threats to harm himself. His mother thought he may have run to a friend’s house, but no one was able to locate him. Sargent Angie Dolan began actively investigating the disappearance of this child who had been suicidal in the past. At 10:30 p.m. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated and more than 1,100 alert calls were launched into the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. After locating the boy on Palmetto Court in Bear, a little more than a mile from where he had gone missing, Police learned an alert call recipient was instrumental in directing officers to the general area where the victim was ultimately located at 11:56 p.m.

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Location: Medford Twp, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 17, 2014

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Medford Township, New Jersey Police Department (Burlington County) Wednesday, January 15, 2014, a 17 year old girl was reported missing and Detective Corporal Jason Deroian activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation, more than 1,650 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s last seen location. In response to the alert, over 30 calls were received which helped Police to locate the girl on January 17th, safe, in the City of Morgantown, West Virginia; 330 miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Medford Twp, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 17, 2014

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Medford Township, New Jersey Police Department (Burlington County) Wednesday, January 15, 2014, a 17 year old girl was reported missing and Detective Corporal Jason Deroian activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation, more than 1,650 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s last seen location. In response to the alert, over 30 calls were received which helped Police to locate the girl on January 17th, safe, in the City of Morgantown, West Virginia; 330 miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, January 14, 2014, a mother in Madison called Police to report her 12 year old daughter missing. Detective Michon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency and over 1,300 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home. Detective Yandle spotted the girl at a nearby Walmart approximately one (1) mile from her home. The girl was recovered safe and returned to her family. “Thank you for your help.” said Detective Michael Sofer.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, January 14, 2014, a mother in Madison called Police to report her 12 year old daughter missing. Detective Michon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency and over 1,300 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home. Detective Yandle spotted the girl at a nearby Walmart approximately one (1) mile from her home. The girl was recovered safe and returned to her family. “Thank you for your help.” said Detective Michael Sofer.

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Location: Pine Mountain, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Pine Mountain, Georgia (Harris County) Police Department “Smith was located in Twiggs County, GA on January 15, 2014. She was safely located by their Sheriff’s Deputies at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thanks for all of your assistance.” This was written by Chief Bramell of the Pine Mountain Police Department after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 15, 2014 to report a 76 year old woman missing. Upon activation, about 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking residents to contact The Police Department if they had any information on the woman’s whereabouts. In response, a tip was called in which assisted Police in locating the woman safe that night at a location in Twiggs County, over 100 miles away.

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Location: Allison Park, PA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Hampton Township, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department On Sunday, January 12, 2014, a 16 year old girl went missing from her residence in Allison Park due to anxiety over an upcoming court appearance scheduled for the next day. The child was also upset because her mother had taken away her cell phone, so she went for a walk to cool off but hadn’t returned. Sergeant Vulakovich activated A Child Is Missing alert and more than 1,700 telephone alert calls were placed with the girl’s physical description, the clothing she was last seen wearing, and asking anyone with information or who had seen her to contact Police. In response, multiple calls came in from residents and a tip finally came in that placed the girl with a friend. It is believed the missing girl was visiting a friend and they received the alert call and the parent realizing she was at their house, reported it to Police. Police responded and found the girl safe, 2.5 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Bremen, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, January 10, 2014

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Bremen, Indiana Police Department (Marshall County) Thursday, January 9, 2014 Dispatcher Amber Martin called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a missing 88 year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,700 telephone alert calls giving the man’s general description to residents and businesses surrounding the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. As a result, the agency fielded multiple calls from concerned citizens who knew the missing person. This is turn lead to individuals going out and searching for the individual. Bremen Police stated “we are very thankful to the service you provide! Keep up the good work”! The missing person was located the next day in Tipton, Indiana by local law enforcement, 97 miles away, bringing the search to a safe conclusion.

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Location: Bremen, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, January 10, 2014

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Bremen, Indiana Police Department (Marshall County) Thursday, January 9, 2014 Dispatcher Amber Martin called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a missing 88 year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,700 telephone alert calls giving the man’s general description to residents and businesses surrounding the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. As a result, the agency fielded multiple calls from concerned citizens who knew the missing person. This is turn lead to individuals going out and searching for the individual. Bremen Police stated “we are very thankful to the service you provide! Keep up the good work”! The missing person was located the next day in Tipton, Indiana by local law enforcement, 97 miles away, bringing the search to a safe conclusion.

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Location: Murray, KY

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Calloway County, Kentucky Police Department Thursday, January 9, 2014, a 16 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Dexter and Calloway County Deputies were active in the search. Deputy Gene Johnson activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Major Clayton Hendricks at the scene and nearly 100 alert calls were sent to the rural area. According to Major Hendricks, the young lady walked away from home to go to school, but because of the extremely cold weather conditions, there was no school. She went to a neighbor’s house about one mile down the road to use the phone and stayed in the residence to keep warm. The activated alert was received at the home and the resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report the girl at her residence. Police responded to the location and found the girl, approximately 1 mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, December 30, 2013

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department “With the help of A Child Is Missing alert and social media websites, we were able to locate missing person after only 3.5 hours. Thanks to civilians responding to your alert and the social media network.” This was the written response to A Child Is Missing after Corporal Holquist activated the Alert on Monday, December 30, 2013. A 29 year old man reported to suffer with mental disorders was reported missing from a care facility in Gambrills. A Child Is Missing sent more than 650 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s last seen location, asking anyone with information to contact Police. As a result of the alert calls, Police were able to locate him safely about five (5) miles away, approximately 3.5 hours after the alert was initiated.

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Location: Canton, GA

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 30, 2013

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Monday, December 30th, 2013, Corporal Lavine called A Child Is Missing seeking assistance with his agency’s search for an 8 year old boy. The boy had last been seen at his home in Acworth at 3:40pm that day. Upon activation, over 2,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s Acworth home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. As a result of the Alert, several tips were received by the agency which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe on Poinsetta Drive about a mile away at 4:41pm that afternoon. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 60 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Milledgeville, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, December 29, 2013

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Milledgeville, Georgia (Baldwin County) Police Department When Dispatcher Allen Cowart called A Child Is Missing on Sunday, December 29, 2013, it was to activate the Alert Program to assist the Milledgeville Police Department. They were searching for a 55 year old man who gone missing from the 500 block of North Jefferson Street in Milledgeville earlier that morning. The man had recently suffered a stroke, was diabetic and dependent on medication, which he had not yet taken that day. Shortly after 3,600 alert calls were placed in that area, the missing man returned home on his own accord, safe at 2:48pm. The search was called off, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 23, 2013

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The afternoon of Monday, December 23, 2013, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Nashville. The boy had not been seen since the previous afternoon and Nashville Metro Police activated A Child Is Missing to assist in their search. Upon taking the report, Detective Jones called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing Alert, provided key information about the boy to the technician and over 1,500 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. A short time later, when those calls did not produce any leads, the calling area was expanded to include an additional 2,500 phone calls. Law enforcement received a tip that the boy was possibly in the Edgehill Project Homes with friends. Another expansion was requested to have all calls directed to the Edgehill area. Able to refocus their search accordingly, the boy was ultimately found safe shortly after 9:52 p.m., a little over five (5) miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 22, 2013

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department “A Child Is Missing (ACIM) activated at 0700 hrs. Between 0714 and 0720, we received two (2) calls advising that the child was seen in the area. The child was located at 0720 hours with the assistance of a tip call. Very useful tool,” wrote Officer Neipris after he activated the Alert on Sunday, December 22, 2013. His agency had been notified of a missing 11 year old girl and over 1,250 alert calls were launched to the area surrounding the missing girl’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Police. In response, tips with information came in, helping Police to locate the girl safe, approximately 1/2 mile from her home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than one hour, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Amber Alert - Recovered: Friday, December 20, 2013

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North Richland Hills, Texas (Tarrant County) Police Department Friday, December 20, 2013, Detective Ratliff called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 5 year old boy was missing from his home and there was concern for the boy’s safety as the boy was thought to have been abducted by an acquaintance of the family. The department also issued an Amber Alert. Over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area where the boy was last seen. The alert gave the description of the boy, the woman the boy was last seen with and the vehicle they were reportedly in. According to the case follow-up report, the suspect abandoned vehicle after hearing Amber Alert on the radio. Officers, who were already searching the area where the car was abandoned, located car and the suspect and child were found a short time later. The boy was found with the suspect about five (5) miles away from his home.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, December 18, 2013, a 12 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Madison. The girl had not been seen since the previous afternoon and Nashville Metro Police activated A Child Is Missing to assist in their search. Upon taking the report, Detective Sofer called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing Alert, provided key information about the girl to the technician and over 3,100 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. A short time later, when those calls did not produce any leads, the calling area was expanded to include an additional 3,700 phone calls around the mall in Rivergate. Law enforcement then received a credible tip from a woman that was driving home who had received the alert call, saw a girl matching the description in the alert and was able to provide the exact location of where she had been spotted walking on the sidewalk near Douglas and Old Hickory Boulevard. Able to refocus their search accordingly, the girl was ultimately found safe shortly after 6:30 p.m., approximately a ¼ mile from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Baltimore, MD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Baltimore City, Maryland (Baltimore County) Police Department “The calls made the public aware of the missing child. I had two citizens who received the phone calls meet me and helped hand out fliers in the area. The child returned home on his own, safe and unharmed. Thanks for your help,” said Baltimore City, Maryland Police Detective William Hildebrandt in response to a case follow-up after activating A Child Is Missing in an effort to locate an 11 year old boy that was reported missing from his home after he got into trouble at school. As it was already dark, his family, as well as law enforcement were growing more and more concerned for his safety as the minutes kept ticking by without knowing his whereabouts. In addition to passing out fliers, Detective Hildebrandt activated A Child Is Missing to assist the Baltimore City Police Department with the search, giving a general description of the boy and his last known whereabouts to the technician. More than 2,400 alert calls were placed requesting anyone with information about the child to contact the Police. When those calls did not produce sufficient results in locating the boy, the calling area was expanded. After more than 3,600 alert calls were placed, the missing child returned home on his own accord, safe and unharmed at 4:00 a.m. bringing the search to an end.

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Location: Gaffney, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Two calls came in, both saying the child was seen behind their houses approximately ¼ mile from home,” wrote Officer Peterson after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The missing child was a 12 year old reported missing from his home in Gaffney by his family and ACIM placed nearly 3,000 telephone alert calls to the rural area surrounding the home. The tips received as a result, assisted the agency in locating the child safe about a quarter mile away from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Rogers, AR

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Rogers, Arkansas (Benton County) Police Department A 76 year old man went missing in Rogers, Arkansas and Police there utilized the Alert Program of A Child Is Missing to assist in their search. The man had last been seen at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 and Rogers Police believed he was in need of medical attention, as he had not been seen in several hours and concern for his safety was growing. According to the follow-up received from the department, after more than 4,200 alert calls were placed to the area in question, the man was found safe later that day by the Highway Police in Little Rock, after a tip was received from a recipient of the alert call.

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Location: Medford Twp, NJ

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 16, 2013

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Medford Township, New Jersey Police Department (Burlington County) “This alert in conjunction with a Nikie Alert resulted in the successful recovery of the missing person.” This after Medford Township Police activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Monday, December 16, 2013. A 15 year old girl was missing from her home in Medford. The Alert enabled Police to locate the girl safe a short time later, protecting the girl and preserving Police resources.

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Location: Yaphank, NY

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Suffolk County, New York, Police Department (Suffolk County) In the early morning hours of Friday, December 13, 2013 the Suffolk County Police Department called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program for assistance in locating a missing 17 year old. The juvenile had gone missing the previous week and locating her was proving to be particularly challenging. Upon activation, two areas of interest were given - the 300 block of Central Park West and West 90th Street and Central Park West in Great Neck. Upon activation, over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the areas of interest, asking anyone with information to contact Police if they had any information on the missing juvenile’s whereabouts. In response, Police received eight tips from the public. The tips received as a direct result of the alert, assisted them in locating the missing juvenile safe and unharmed the very next day, about 375 miles away.

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Location: Atlanta, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 07, 2013

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Atlanta, Georgia Police Department (Fulton County) On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Detective Boyer called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 12 year old girl who had gone missing the previous day. The girl had last been seen at her Grandmother’s home in Atlanta and A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 2,900 telephone alert calls surrounding the grandmother’s home. As a result of the alert, several tips were received with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing girl. This information eventually lead to assisting the Atlanta Police in locating the girl on Saturday, December 7th.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 07, 2013

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department “Thanks for assistance,” was the written response to A Child Is Missing after Lt. Shawn Urbas activated the Alert on Saturday, December 7, 2013 to report a 14 year old girl missing from her home in Odenton. Nearly 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent to the search area around her home which yielded three (3) helpful tips to Police. This ultimately led to the girl’s safe recovery later that evening, approximately one (1) mile from her last known location.

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Location: Seymour, TX

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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Baylor County, Seymour Police Department On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, an 80 year old man went missing in Seymour, Texas at 7:30am. A Child Is Missing was activated and, shortly after the alert calls were placed to the search area, the man was safely located at 9am. Chief Mike Griffin called A Child Is Missing and more than 5,300 alert calls were quickly placed to the area surrounding the residence. Per Chief Griffin, “the Alert not only notified a resident that we were looking for the individual in her home, but also brought forth volunteers from the community who offered to help search”. That information assisted deputies in locating the gentleman safe about a 1/2 mile away.

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Location: Paw Paw, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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Paw Paw, Michigan Police Department (Van Buren County) On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Officer Carlsen called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home. Over 4,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding where he had last been seen, asking anyone with information to contact the Paw Paw Police. In response, the missing person was found due to a citizen having seen him and then receiving the call from “A Child Is Missing” alert program. “Great system and proven to work. We received multiple calls from everyone in community to help and give info”, wrote Officer Carlsen. The boy was located safe in a church less than a mile away a short time later.

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Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 02, 2013

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Boynton Beach, Florida Police Department (Palm Beach County) On December 2, 2013, a 14 year old boy went missing. Officer James activated A Child Is Missing to assist their agency’s search. More than 2,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the juvenile was last seen, asking residents to contact the Boynton Beach Police Department (BBPD) with any sightings of the juvenile. In response, “a resident who had received the alert call and remembered the “red sneakers” made contact, identified him and notified BBPD as to his location, just 3 miles away from his last seen location. The juvenile was returned home,” per Officer James.

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Location: Naples, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, December 02, 2013

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Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On Sunday, December 1, 2013, Detective Pilarski of the Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing regarding a missing 80 year old man who had wandered off from his home and was in need of medical attention. After providing descriptive information about the man to the A Child Is Missing Recovery Specialist, more than 2,700 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 400 block of Dockside Drive in Naples, Florida where the man had last been seen. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office received numerous phone calls from the public with information about the man and the next day, the search was called off after he was located safe in brush approximately 500 ft. from his home.

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Location: Meridian, ID

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 01, 2013

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Meridian, Idaho Police Department (Ada County) Sunday, December 1, 2013, Sgt. Fiscus activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Sgt. Fiscus was leading the search for a 2 year old girl missing from her home in Meridian. Nearly 2,220 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s residence which resulted in several tips from the community. “It was amazing how quickly people showed up to the scene. They were also calling Dispatch to help. The local news did a story about “A Child is Missing” the next day”, stated Sgt. Fiscus. The child was safely located a short time later.

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Location: Edgefield, SC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Your agency is an asset to local Law Enforcement in assisting in the recovery efforts of missing children. Thank you for your valued assistance”, wrote Sergeant Gary Hitt after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The missing child was a 12 year old reported missing from his home by his family and ACIM placed nearly 900 telephone alert calls to the rural area surrounding the home. The Alert assisted deputies in locating the child safe about four miles away a short time later.

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Location: Bloomington, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, November 22, 2013

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Bloomington, Indiana Police Department (Monroe County) When a 63 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing in Bloomington, Indiana on the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 2013, time was of the essence for the Bloomington Police Department. Officer Lake called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to help in the search of the area surrounding the 4200 block of Lilac Lane in Bloomington where the missing man had last been seen. Three thousand alert telephone calls later, Bloomington Police had received sufficient information from members of the community which led them to locating the man safe later that evening at 6:20 pm, approximately five miles away.

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Location: Bloomington, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, November 22, 2013

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Bloomington, Indiana Police Department (Monroe County) When a 63 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing in Bloomington, Indiana on the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 2013, time was of the essence for the Bloomington Police Department. Officer Lake called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to help in the search of the area surrounding the 4200 block of Lilac Lane in Bloomington where the missing man had last been seen. Three thousand alert telephone calls later, Bloomington Police had received sufficient information from members of the community which led them to locating the man safe later that evening at 6:20 pm, approximately five miles away.

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Location: Clarksville, TN

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Clarksville, Tennessee (Montgomery County) Police Department Thursday, November 21, 2013, a 77 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s wandered away from his residence. Dispatcher Cheret activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Scott Thompson at the scene and more than 2,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home, giving the missing man’s description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response, a resident located his friend walking in the area about seven miles from the last seen location. The man appeared safe.

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Location: Kingman, AZ

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Mohave County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office Sunday, November 17, 2013, Dispatcher Schanaman called A Child is Missing to activate the Alert. An 86 year old man with Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Topock. There was concern for his safety as there was a sighting of him near Topock Bay, a large body of water. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information to call The Sheriff’s Office. In response, three tips were received which assisted deputies in locating the man safe that afternoon 200 miles away.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, November 11, 2013

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Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duvall County) Thursday, November 7, 2013, an 11 year old boy ran away from home in Jacksonville, Florida. Detective Villanueva activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. Over the course of the next few days, the search for the boy continued and the Alert produced tips from the community. The tips led Police to a Park about a mile away where the boy was hiding. He was located at the Park the afternoon of November 11, 2013.

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Location: DuBois, PA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, November 10, 2013

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Sandy Township, Pennsylvania (Clearfield County) Police Department Sunday, November 10, 2013, a 16 year old boy went missing from Du Bois, Pennsylvania and Officer Johnson called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. Within minutes, telephones in the boy’s neighborhood were ringing, giving the boys description and asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, Police received 6 tips from residents. These tips assisted them in locating the boy in a neighboring town about 20 miles away.

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Location: Commerce, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 08, 2013

Story:

Commerce, Georgia Police Department (Jackson County) November 8, 2013, Sergeant Jason Black, in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 2 year old girl was missing from Commerce and there was concern for the girl’s safety as she was thought to have been abducted by an acquaintance of the family. The department also issued an Amber Alert. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area where the girl was last seen. The alert gave the description of the girl, the man the girl was last seen with and the vehicle they were in. According to the case follow-up report, more than 8 residents called in as a result of the alert and the tips received as a result in combination with the added resources assisted Police in locating the girl safe approximately 10 miles away.

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Location: Crowley, LA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office When a 14 year old boy was reported missing on November 5, 2013, Sergeant Peggy Horman activated The A Child is Missing Alert to assist in the search. A Child is Missing placed nearly 1,000 alert calls in the area where the boy was last seen. In response to those alert calls, the agency received several calls with tips, which assisted deputies in locating him safe in a neighbor’s shed later that evening.

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Location: Crockett, TX

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Houston County, Texas Sheriff’s Office On October 31, 2013, two girls went missing in Lovelady, Texas at 9:55am. A Child Is Missing was activated that afternoon and, shortly after the alert calls were placed to the search area, the girls were safely located at 8pm. This occurred when the girls, a 13 year old and a 15 year old, went missing from their school. Deputy Simpson called A Child Is Missing and more than 400 alert calls were quickly placed to the area surrounding the school. As a result of those alert calls, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls from the public with information. That information assisted deputies in locating the girls safe 2 miles away.

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Location: Bellevue, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Bellevue, Ohio Police Department (Huron County) When a 10 year old boy went missing in the morning of October 31, 2013, Detective Burt activated The A Child is Missing Alert to assist in the agency’s search. A Child is Missing placed nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls near Slaughter House Road where the boy had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, several residents called the agency with tips, enabling Police to locate the boy safe walking about 4 miles away.

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Location: Hanford, CA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Kings County, California Sheriff’s Office “Child was located as a result of citizen receiving alert message and initiating his own search,” wrote Deputy Weimer. This after a 3 year old boy was reported missing on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He had last been seen playing in his backyard when his mother noticed him missing. The agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert which placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls around the boy’s home in Hanford. The boy was found unharmed about a half mile away and it was determined he had climbed over the fence and wandered off.

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Location: Maysville, MO

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, October 25, 2013

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DeKalb County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office When a 37 year old man reported to suffer from schizophrenia went missing in Maysville, Missouri on October 25, 2013, Administrator Tracy Russell called A Child Is Missing. The call activated the Alert Program which placed approximately 500 phone calls to the area where the man had last been seen. Several calls from the public assisted deputies in locating the man walking on a gravel road about 4 miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Marshalltown, IA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Marshalltown, Iowa Police Department (Marshall County) “Child was located within 20 minutes of notifying ‘A Child Is Missing’, “said an official from the Marshalltown, Iowa Police Department. When an 8 year old reported to suffer from epilepsy did not come home from school on October 22, 2013, the agency activated The Alert. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the bus stop where the boy had been dropped off. In response the agency received 7 tips which assisted them in locating the boy at a video store about 2 miles away.

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Location: LaGrange, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 20, 2013

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LaGrange, Georgia Police Department (Troup County) “The call out was successful, there was an abundance of calls with information. The man was located the next day wandering in the area,” said LaGrange, Georgia Police after the agency located an 80 year old man with dementia that had gone missing. The man had last been seen on October 20, 2013 at his home off of Youngs Mill Road in LaGrange and Officer Nunley quickly activated A Child Is Missing. With nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls quickly sent to the area, the man was found about a half mile away.

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Location: Madison, AL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Madison, Alabama Police Department (Madison County) “Several calls came in leading patrol to the address where [missing boy] was located,” wrote Detective Marcus Adams. This in reference to the safe recovery of a 14 year old boy that had gone missing on October 19, 2013. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 telephone alert calls surrounding the area where the boy was last seen. Tips from the alert assisted Police in locating the boy at an address approximately 2 miles away.

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Location: Sebring, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Highlands County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Detective Kelly called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. An elderly woman was found wandering in Sebring and did not know who she was or where she lived. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 telephone alert calls to the area she was located, giving the woman’s description and asking anyone with information about her to call The Sheriff’s Office. In response, the agency received several tips which assisted them in locating the woman’s residence about a mile away.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 14, 2013

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Tallahassee, Florida Police Department (Leon County) “The pressure of the calls made the missing girl go home,” wrote Investigator Angulo after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on October 13, 2013. The girl was a 13 year old that had reportedly harmed herself after a disagreement with her parents before running away that evening. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the girl’s home. She returned home on her own the next morning.

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Location: Bremen, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Bremen, Indiana Police Department (Marshall County) Thursday, October 10, 2013, Officer Matt Schnaible called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A woman had called the department to report her 70 year old husband missing. The man suffered from Alzheimer’s and was prone to getting lost. A Child Is Missing sent over 1, 500 telephone alert calls to the area. As a result, the agency received several calls from residents which assisted them in locating the man safe about a mile away. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 25 minutes.

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Location: Kenosha, WI

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 06, 2013

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Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department (Kenosha County) “After receiving the Alert, a resident contacted Police. Person was located a short distance away,” wrote Police after Capt Hansche and Lt Finley activated A Child Is Missing on Sunday October 6, 2013. An 82 year old woman with Dementia and Diabetes was missing from an assisted living facility. More than 2,500 calls were sent which included an expansion of the calling area. The woman was located safe over a mile away.

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Location: Thomasville, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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Thomasville, Georgia Police Department (Thomas County) When a 75 year old man with Alzheimer’s disappeared while shopping at Wal-Mart on Thursday, October 3, 2013, Lieutenant Glover activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation, nearly 2000 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding both the Wal-Mart and the man’s home which was just across the state line in Monticello, Florida. In response the agency received several tips with sightings of the man from residents and business owners. These tips assisted Police in locating the man safe near his residence in Monticello, Florida about a half hour after activation.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department “Service was very helpful,” wrote Corporal Jerry Calabrese after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on October 2, 2013. A 67 year old man with dementia was missing from his home in Glen Burnie and there was concern for his safety. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area which provided the agency with two tips. The information assisted Police in locating the man safe over 3 miles away.

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Location: Garden City, KS

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Garden City, Kansas Police Department (Finney County) “Alert helped letting people know about the situation and had several people call about the call they received asking for additional information,” wrote MCO Javier Hernandez. This after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency in the search for a 49 year old woman reported to suffer from diabetes and mental health problems. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home. The woman was found safe a short time later at a park approximately 2 miles away.

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Location: Yaphank, NY

Silver Alert - Recovered: Monday, September 30, 2013

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Suffolk County, New York, Police Department (Suffolk County) The night of September 29, 2013, Dispatcher Kroupa called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Det Sgt Bluethgen was leading the search for 67 year old insulin dependent diabetic woman that had gone missing in a shopping mall parking lot. A Child Is Missing Alert sent over 1,500 telephone alert calls to the area. The agency received several tips from residents and one from a taxi driver that dropped her off a distance away. Police responded and located her wandering about 8 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Mitchell, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Mitchell, Indiana, Police Department (Lawrence County) A two year old boy was found wearing blue pajamas near the intersection of Warren and 4th Street in Mitchell on the morning of September 27, 2013. The Mitchell Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist their search for the child’s parents. After nearly 700 alert telephone calls were placed to the area surrounding where the child was located, the agency received a tip from a caller that advised them of a possible location for the mother. The tip led to the location of the mother in a nearby apartment.

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Location: Garden City, KS

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Garden City, Kansas Police Department (Finney County) A 71 year old man with Dementia went missing from his home in Garden City the evening of September 24, 2013. Supervisor Vasquez called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist Officer Keunstler at the scene. After more than 1,300 alert phone calls were placed to the area surrounding where the man had last been seen, eight people phoned police with information. These tips assisted Police in locating the man safe a short time later about a half mile away.

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Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “People started coming out of their homes and assisting with the search. Two callers provided information,” wrote Corporal James Moss after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. An 82 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in West Palm Beach. Upon activation nearly 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information to call The Sheriff’s Office. The tips assisted deputies in locating the man safe a little over a mile away.

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Location: Towson, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department Sunday, September 22, 2013, a 72 year old man with Alzheimer’s and reported to have trouble hearing was reported missing from his home in Dundalk. Officer Blankenship and Officer Vesely activated A Child Is Missing to assist their search. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area. In response the agency received several tips which assisted them in locating the man safe in an area about 4 miles away.

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Location: Port Murray, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 20, 2013

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Mansfield Township, New Jersey Police Department (Warren County) “A tip was received after ACIM alert was issued which resulted in the child being located.” This after Mansfield Township Police activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Friday, September 20, 2013. A 15 year old girl with a history of running away was missing from her home in Washington. The tip enabled Police to locate the girl safe a short time later, protecting the girl and preserving Police resources.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Henderson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Sergeant Raxter activated A Child Is Missing to assist the agency in locating a 72 year old man with Alzheimer’s. A Child Is Missing Alert sent nearly 400 telephone alert calls covering a 7 mile radius around the man’s residence in Flat Rock. In response the agency received 3 tips which assisted them in locating the man safe a short time later.

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Location: Solon, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Solon, Ohio Police Department (Cuyahoga County) “Father of the friend received a message from ACIM and immediately called the child’s parents,” wrote Patrolman Koretsky after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Saturday, September 14, 2013. A 10 year old boy had gone missing from his home in Solon. A Child Is Missing Alert sent 700 telephone alert calls to the area which assisted Police in locating the boy safe less than a mile away. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 20 minutes.

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Location: Woodstock, VA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Shenandoah County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office “The assistance of your agency services were very appreciated. It notified surrounding citizens which allowed one to see the missing child walking in a direction. That allowed us to get a unit in the area which located the child,” wrote Captain Dellinger. He activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, September 12, 2013 when a 16 year old boy possibly in need of medical attention went missing from his home in Edinburg. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe about a half mile away.

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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Kent County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Deputy Tracy Ludwig called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old girl was reported missing by her parents when they realized she did not come home from school. The girl had a diminished mental capacity and there was concern for her safety. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing sent over 500 telephone alert calls to the area. The agency received two tips which assisted them in locating the girl safe near a field approximately 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Sarasota, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, September 06, 2013

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Sarasota, Florida Police Department (Sarasota County) Friday, September 6, 2013, Communications Supervisor Eileen activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 49 year old man had gone missing from a local hospital while he was receiving treatment and there was concern for his safety. Nearly 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the address where he was last seen asking anyone with information to contact Police. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted Police in locating the man safe at an address about 1/2 miles away.

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Location: Aurora, CO

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Aurora County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office “The missing child was found asleep in a nearby schoolyard. The neighbor who discovered the missing child was aware of the situation due to the ACIM alert,” wrote Lieutenant Millspaugh. The child was a 2 year old girl that had been reported missing overnight when her mother returned from work at 3am. The girl’s father had put the child to bed along with two other siblings around 9pm. A Child Is Missing placed 100 alert phone calls to direct neighbors during the overnight hours and then an additional 1000 alerts at 7am. The schoolyard where the girl was discovered sleeping at 8am was a quarter mile away.

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Location: Nashua, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department (Hillsborough County) “Alert brought forth volunteers and at least one call to give information on direction of travel,” wrote Sergeant O’Brien after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Over 1,000 telephone alerts were placed by A Child Is Missing to assist the agency in its search for a missing 81 year old woman suffering from dementia. The woman was located safe about ½ mile away.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Tampa, Florida Police Department (Hillsborough County) Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Communications Tech Yariela Rodriguez activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 71 year old man suffering from dementia and diabetes was missing from his home in Tampa. A Child Is Missing sent over 1,500 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses around the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, the agency received 2 tips which assisted them in locating the man safe about 1 mile away.

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Location: Salina, KS

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Salina, Kansas Police Department (Saline County) A five year old boy who had last been seen at 11:00am on August 20, 2013 while riding a bicycle was missing in Salina, Kansas. Dispatcher Angela Fuller called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert which resulted in more than 1,500 telephone alert calls going to residents and businesses around the boy’s home. With information received as a result of the Alert, Police were able to track the boy to a friend’s home about a mile away.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 18, 2013

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department “The child’s parents heard the alert and realized that their child was missing,” wrote Sergeant Polk after he activated the Alert on August 18, 2013. His agency had been notified of a toddler that was found wandering in Bear. To assist the agency in looking for the caregivers of the child, over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the child was located. Upon receiving the alert, the parents notified Police, bringing an end to the search.

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Location: Thomasville, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Thomasville, Georgia Police Department (Thomas County) Thursday, August 15, 2013 Lieutenant Glover called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 54 year old man with cognitive disabilities was reported missing from his home. Upon activation, over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the man’s home. In response the agency received several calls from the community which assisted Police in locating the man safe about 3 miles away.

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Location: Porterville, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Porterville, California Police Department (Tulare County) “Alert was received by a mechanic at his business which provided him a description of missing person. During a test drive of a customer vehicle, the mechanic spotted the missing person in a rural area,” wrote Sergeant Contreras on August 13, 2013 after his agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert. The missing person was a 73 year old woman with Alzheimer’s that had gone missing from her home in Porterville the previous night. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area. The woman was found about 5 miles away from her home.

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Location: Paterson, NJ

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Paterson, New Jersey Police Department (Passaic County) A 12 year old boy went missing from East 39th Street in Paterson on Saturday, August 10, 2013 and the Paterson Police Department called A Child Is Missing to assist their search. After more than 1,100 alert calls were placed, the boy was located safe the next afternoon about 25 miles away. According to the case follow-up, the tips received as a result of the alert assisted in the safe recovery of the boy.

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Location: Canonsburg Boro, PA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Canonsburg Boro, Pennsylvania Police Department (Washington County) Tuesday, August 6, 2013, a 9 year old boy went outside to take out the trash at night and did not come back. Detective Coghill began a search which included activating A Child Is Missing Alert. The boy had gone missing around 11pm so due to the late hour A Child Is Missing about 400 alerts to the immediate area around the boy’s home. Many residents came out to participate in the search and 1 credible tip with a sighting was received. The boy was located at about 2:15am, safe in an area about 7 miles away.

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Location: Boscawen, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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Boscawen, New Hampshire Police Department (Merrimack County) On August 6, 2013 the Boscawen Police Department called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program seeking assistance in the agency’s search for a missing 14 year old girl. The girl had last been seen near Queen Street in Concord at 4:00pm that day. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,500 alert calls in search of the girl. Two people contacted police with information as a result of the alert calls which assisted Police in locating the girl safe that night about 1 mile away.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, August 05, 2013

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department “One tip received which helped direct officers to the general area where victim was ultimately located,” wrote Sergeant Mike Bradshaw after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on August 5, 2013. A 75 year old woman with Alzheimer’s had walked away from her home early that morning and had not been seen in a few hours. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls near her home and near another address of interest. This assisted Police in locating the woman safe about 3.5 miles away.

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Location: Duncan, OK

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 05, 2013

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Duncan, Oklahoma Police Department (Stephens County) “Juveniles were seen near the recovery location, phone calls prompted Police presence,” a Police official wrote after the department activated A Child Is Missing Alert on August 5, 2013. Two boys, ages 10 and 12 had gone missing that evening while riding scooters. More than 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, the agency received several tips which assisted Police in locating the boys safe about 4.5 miles away.

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Location: Cadilac, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 03, 2013

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Wexford County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office Saturday, August 3, 2013, Dispatcher Amber called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Two girls, ages 12 and 15 were reported missing in Manton. Concern for their safety was growing as they had not been seen since the previous evening. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 900 telephone alert calls to the area asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response the agency received several tips which assisted them in locating the girls safe at an apartment about 1 mile away.

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Location: New Berlin, WI

Children - Recovered: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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New Berlin, Wisconsin Police Department (Waukesha County) Thursday, August 1, 2013, a 10 year old boy was reported missing from his home in New Berlin. Dispatch Supervisor Christine Bannister activated A Child Is Missing to assist Detective Hingiss at the scene. A Child Is Missing sent more than 1,200 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses surrounding the home. In response, the agency received tips that assisted them in locating the boy safe about 20 miles away.

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Location: Eugene, OR

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Eugene, Oregon Police Department (Lane County) Wednesday, July 31, 2013, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from a local park. The boy had gotten into an argument with his sister and ran off. Communications Supervisor Christine Altseimer activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Miller at the scene. Nearly 1,700 alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the park. In response, the agency received 4 tips. The tips assisted officers in locating the boy safe about 5 miles away.

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Location: Fairburn, GA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Fairburn, Georgia Police Department (Fulton County) When a non-custodial mother took her 1 year old son in Fairburn, Georgia on July 27, 2013, Police there quickly attempted to find the child. They had last been seen near an address in near Sugar Hill and were thought to be in a vehicle. Detective Cooper activated A Child Is Missing Alert which placed over 1,500 telephone alert calls in the area. The alert was received by persons familiar with the victim who then contacted mother’s family. This in turn resulted in the child being turned over safe to Police a short time later.

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Location: Gaffney, SC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office “The alert produced a couple of calls that stated she was seen in the area, walking on a road earlier in the day,” wrote Officer Peterson after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 27, 2013. An 87 year old woman with Alzheimer’s disease and that had recently had heart surgery was missing from her home in Gaffney. Over 100 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area. The tips received as a result assisted the agency in locating the woman safe about a quarter mile away.

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Location: South Bend, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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St Joseph County, Indiana Police Department (St Joseph County) A 91 year old woman was found alive in a St Joseph County, Indiana cornfield after Police and volunteers spent all day, Thursday, July 25, 2013 searching for her. The woman, who suffers from dementia, had walked away from a group home at 2am. Police were called at approximately 10am and Lieutenant Blank activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. More than 2,000 telephone calls were sent over an 8 mile radius asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, numerous area residents came out to assist in the search. Some came on foot, horseback, bicycles and ATVs. The volunteers assisted Police in locating the woman safe that night at about 9pm.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Silver Alert - Recovered: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Police Department (Oklahoma County) “Very helpful in finding the missing individual,” wrote Detective Upshaw. The detective activated A Child Is Missing Alert along with the State’s Silver Alert on July 24, 2013. A 60 year old man went missing at 5:30pm and authorities were concerned because he was reported to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area which assisted Police in locating the man safe about 3 miles away.

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Location: Canton, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office When two boys, ages 11 and 12 went missing together on July 18, 2013, Sergeant Grier activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding an intersection in Canton where the boys had last been seen riding a bike. As a result of the Alert, several tips were received by the agency which assisted deputies in locating the boys safe, about 6 miles away.

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Location: Ft Wayne, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Allen County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The morning of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Dispatcher Jessica called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Deputy Wigert was leading the search for a missing 66 year old man reported to suffer from dementia and Parkinson’s. The man’s wife had last seen him the previous night when she and her husband went to sleep. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 800 telephone alert calls surrounding the man’s home asking anyone with information to call The Sheriff’s Office. In response the agency received 2 tips which helped them locate the man about 3 miles away. The man was checked by paramedics but was unharmed.

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Location: Atlanta, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Atlanta, Georgia Police Department (Fulton County) On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Detective Boyer called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 14 year old girl who had gone missing the previous day. The girl had last been seen sitting on the steps of her home in Atlanta and A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls surrounding the girl’s home. The alert resulted in over 10 tips with information on the whereabouts of the girl. This information assisted Atlanta Police in locating the girl that afternoon safe in a nearby park about a mile away.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – “Family member of caller who found missing person was aware of the alert and contacted the Sheriff’s Office as a result,” wrote Communications Supervisor Turner after Deputy Orr activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 9, 2012. An 80 year old woman with dementia was missing from her home in Englewood and had not been seen for several hours. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area and resulting tip enabled deputies to locate the woman safe about an hour later.

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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Children - Recovered: Monday, July 08, 2013

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey Police Department (Camden County) “Our dispatch center received numerous calls from residents stating they saw the male in the area he was located,” wrote Detective Salvatore after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 8, 2013. His agency was searching for a missing 17 year old with autism that had walked away from his home that night. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area requesting anyone with information to contact they agency. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 3.7 miles away.

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Location: Humboldt, IA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Story:

Humboldt, Iowa Police Department (Humboldt County) Tuesday, July 2, 2013, A Child Is Missing Alert was contacted by Officer Jones in regards to a missing 9 year old girl. The girl was supposed to go swimming at a local community pool and had not returned home when expected. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1, 400 telephone alert calls to the community surrounding the pool as well as a nearby relative where it was guessed the girl might have headed toward. In response to the alert, the agency received several calls from residents. Tips received as a result assisted Police in locating the girl safe, over 1 mile away a short time later.

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Location: Calumet City, IL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Story:

Calumet City, Illinois Police Department (Cook County) “The outgoing calls assisted CCPD in locating the missing by alerting residents as well as school officials that reside in the area and returned to the school which led to the child being found,” wrote Detective Pieczul after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 2, 2013. A 9 year old girl had been reported missing from her school and ACIM sent over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area. The alert assisted Police in locating the girl safe approximately 1 mile away.

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Location: McPherson, KS

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Story:

McPherson, Kansas Police Department (McPherson County) Sunday, June 30, 2013, an injured 54 year old man was reported missing from a healthcare facility in McPherson. He was not able to speak or care for himself and there was great concern for his safety. Officer Marcantonio activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the facility. In response, tips were received which gave the agency a better description of the man and a direction of travel. This assisted Police in locating the man safe that afternoon 30 miles away.

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Location: Takoma Park, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Takoma Park, Maryland Police Department (Montgomery County) The afternoon of June 22, 2013, a 60 year old woman was reported missing from her home and Officer Muzatti was leading the search. The woman was reported to have multiple medical conditions and suffered from hallucinations. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home. As a result, several tips were received which assisted Police in locating the woman safe approximately 10 miles away.

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Location: Sandusky, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, June 24, 2013

Story:

Perkins Township, Ohio Police Department (Erie County) “We received a tip from a subject who saw the missing person 25 minutes prior to locating. This tip helped us confirm the male was on foot and still walking in the area.” This was written by Communications Supervisor Kim Johnson after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Monday, June 24, 2013. Her department was actively searching for a missing 72 year old man reported to suffer from confusion and depression. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent by ACIM which assisted Police in locating the man safe about 1 mile away.

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Location: Morrison, IL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Story:

Morrison, Illinois Police Department (Whiteside County) Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Chief Melton called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 10 year old boy thought to need medical attention ran away from his home and there was concern for his safety. A Child Is Missing Alert sent over 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area asking residents to call the Police with any information about the boy’s whereabouts. In response, 3 tips were received that assisted officers in locating the boy safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Maquoketa, IA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Maquoketa, Iowa Police Department (Jackson County) “Child was spotted by a person who received one of your calls,” wrote Dispatcher Kari Jones. The agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Saturday June 15, 2013 when a 10 year old boy went missing from his home that afternoon. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. The alert generated tips which assisted Police in locating the boy safe.

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Location: Nampa, ID

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Nampa, Idaho Police Department (Canyon County) Saturday, June 15, 2013, a 10 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Nampa. There was additional concern for his safety as the boy was reported to have Asperger’s. Patrolman Friedli activated A Child is Missing Alert to assist the agency and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information on the boy’s whereabouts to contact Police. In response, the agency received tips which assisted them in locating the boy safe about 7 miles away from his home.

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Location: Wendell, ID

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 14, 2013

Story:

Wendell, Idaho Police Department (Gooding County) Friday, June 14, 2013, Dispatcher Ashlee activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Officer Miller was leading the search for a 4 year old girl missing from her home in Wendell. Nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home which resulted in several tips from the community. These tips assisted Police in locating the girl safe about 2 blocks away.

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Location: Sylacauga, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Sylacauga, Alabama Police Department (Talladega County) When a 14 year old boy went missing from his home in Sylacauga, Lieutenant Jason McNeill activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area surrounding the boy’s home. In response, 2 tips were received and people came out of their homes to assist Police in the search. The assistance helped Police locate the boy safe about a mile away later that evening.

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Location: Manistee, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Story:

Manistee County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office “Received numerous calls and were able to track missing person from eye witnesses from time he left home,” wrote Sergeant James Doering after his agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert on June 12, 2013. A 16 year old boy with autism was missing from his home in Manistee and concern for his safety was growing. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe approximately 40 miles away.

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Location: Mt Clemens, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office When a 7 year old boy was reported missing from Mount Clemens on June 12, 2013, Dispatcher Hudson activated A Child Is Missing Alert. The boy was visiting from Australia and not familiar with the area. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen. In response, 5 tips were received. According to the case follow-up received by ACIM, “Child was located 3 blocks away by a resident who received a call from ACIM.”

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Location: Columbus, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Montgomery County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office When a 13 year old girl went missing from her home in Columbus on June 11, 2013, Officer Johnson activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the girl’s home. In response to the alert, several residents called the department with tips. Those tips assisted deputies in locating the girl safe approximately 1 mile away.

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Location: Waterloo, IA

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, June 08, 2013

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Waterloo, Iowa Police Department (Black Hawk County) “Missing person was located promptly directly relation to ACIM phone calls!” wrote Sergeant Rogers after he activated The Alert on Saturday June 6, 2013. An 85 year old man that had just moved to the city the previous day was reported missing from his home. More than 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area giving the man’s description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. The man was located safe a short time later approximately ½ mile away.

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Location: Mitchell, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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Mitchell, Indiana, Police Department (Lawrence County) “After placing the alert to your agency, within minutes we received phone calls,” wrote Officer Blackburn after he activated A Child Is Missing on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. A 71 year old man with Alzheimer’s was missing from his home. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, which resulted in several tips. These tips assisted Police in locating he man safe about 16 miles away.

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Location: North Huntingdon Township, PA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, June 02, 2013

Story:

North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania Police Department (Westmoreland County) Sunday, June 2, 2013 a 15 year old boy was reported missing when he left his home after an argument with his father. Officer Dippolito activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area. In response, 3 residents called the agency with tips. These tips assisted Police in locating the boy at a playground about 3 miles away from his home.

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Location: Hartford City, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 31, 2013

Story:

Blackford County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office Seven hundred alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing in Blackford County, Indiana on the afternoon of May 31, 2013 and they generated 15 calls from the public with information to the Blackford County Sheriff’s Office. This after Dispatcher Crystal Hall activated the Alert Program regarding her agency’s search for a 9 year old girl, possibly in need of medical attention, who had gone missing from Hartford City. As a result of the alert calls, the girl was safely located approximately 1 mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Gooding, ID

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 31, 2013

Story:

Gooding, Idaho Police Department (Gooding County) The morning of Friday, May 31, 2013, Sergeant Bunderson called A Child Is Missing Alert seeking assistance in the agency’s search for a missing 15 year old boy. The boy had last been seen at 11:30pm the previous evening and concern for his safety was growing. A Child Is Missing placed out more than 1,000 telephone alert calls in search of the boy. Several residents contacted Police with information which assisted Police in locating the boy safe that afternoon about 1 mile away from his home.

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Location: Akron, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, May 27, 2013

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Akron, Ohio Police Department (Summit County) “Within 30 minutes we got a call from a man who had picked up the missing person and given her a ride across town to where she last remembered living. Your service was great!” This was written by Sergeant Bruce Graham after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Monday, May 27, 2013. An 85 year old woman with Alzheimer’s had gone missing from her home. ACIM placed nearly 700 telephone alert calls which assisted Police in locating the woman safe approximately 3 miles away.

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Location: Omaha, NE

Children - Recovered: Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Omaha, Nebraska Police Department (Douglas County) Saturday, May 25, 2013, Detective Robert Butler activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for an 8 year old boy. Upon activation more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response, the agency received tips that assisted them in locating the boy safe about 1 mile away.

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Location: Gallitzin Boro, PA

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 24, 2013

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Gallitzin Borough, Pennsylvania Police Department (Cambria County) Friday, May 24, 2013, an 11 year old boy described to be mentally impaired was reported missing from his home in Gallitzin. Sergeant H. Reger activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. Nearly 600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the boy’s home. According to the case follow-up: “The juvenile was located in a residence about a ¼ mile from his residence. The individual in whose residence the juvenile was heard it from a neighbor, who received a call from A Child Is Missing.”

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Story:

Las Vegas Metro, Nevada Police Department (Clark County) “Calls directed detectives to an apartment complex where the missing juveniles were last seen. They were located in the apartments.” This was written by Detective Southwell after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Two brothers ages 12 and 14 had been missing for nearly a day and concern for their safety was growing. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home which generated 5 tips. These tips assisted Police in locating the boys safe about a mile away.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duvall County) Wednesday, May 22, 2013, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Jacksonville. Detective Nagle activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and nearly 600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. The boy had been hiding from Police in a neighbors bushes and when the neighbor received the alert he looked outside and noticed the boy which led to his safe recovery.

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Location: Lafayette, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 17, 2013

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Lafayette, Indiana, Police Department (Tippecanoe County) Friday, May 17, 2013, Officer Sherry called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 9 year old boy was missing from her home and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation more than 1100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. The area was expanded a short time later and an additional 1,200 alerts were sent to the area. A short time after the expansion, tips came in that assisted Police in locating the boy safe nearly 3 miles away.

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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Kent County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Dispatch Supervisor Sara called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Deputy Tyson Moore was leading the search for a 75 year old woman with Alzheimer’s that was missing from her home in Kent City. She had not been seen since that morning and concern for her safety was growing. A Child Is Missing Alert sent nearly 600 alert calls to the area and a short time later the calling area was expanded at the request of the agency and 700 more alert calls were sent. The agency received tips which assisted deputies in locating the woman safe a short time later.

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Location: Vidalia, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Vidalia, Georgia Police Department (Toombs County) Tuesday, May 14, 2013, a 6 year old boy with autism was reported missing from his home in Vidalia. It was reported that he liked to hide but had never gone missing from his home before. Operator Wells activated A Child Is Missing to assist Officer Achendach at the scene and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area. In response the agency received tips from the public that a boy matching the description was riding a bicycle in a nearby area. Police responded and located the boy safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under half an hour.

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Pembroke Pines, Florida Police Department (Broward County) Sunday, May 12, 2013, Officer Inman activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A girl of approximately 10 years was found by herself near a busy intersection that morning and did not know her name or where she lived. Officers believed that she may have autism. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area where the girl was found giving her general description and asking anyone with information about her to contact Police. A short time later the girl’s neighbor called and was able to help Police return the girl to her home safe.

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Location: Quincy, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Quincy, Illinois Police Department (Adams County) Saturday, May 11, 2013, Officer Baird called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 69 year old man reported to have dementia was missing from his home and had not been seen for several hours. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area. Four tips were received which assisted Police in locating the man safe that afternoon about a half mile away.

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Location: Wichita, KS

Children - Recovered: Monday, May 06, 2013

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Wichita, Kansas Police Department (Sedgwick County) The evening of Monday, May 6, 2013, Officer Manuel and Lieutenant Mattintly activated A Child Is Missing to assist in their search for a missing 11 year old girl. Concern for her safety was growing as the area near the girl’s home was wooded and there was a creek nearby. Nearly 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A resident that received the alert checked his own property and located the girl hiding in some brush in his yard, about a mile away, bringing a safe ending to the search.

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Location: North Huntingdon Township, PA

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 03, 2013

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North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County) Police Department May 3, 2013, a 17 year old boy ran away from his home in Irwin and North Huntington Police began a search for him. Dispatcher Nick activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the search area. Four tips were called in which assisted Police in locating the man safe a short time later.

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Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee Police Department (Rutherford County) Thursday, May 2, 2013, a 9 year old girl was reported missing from her home after she got into trouble at school. Supervisor Callahan activated A Child Is Missing to assist the Murfreesboro Police Department with the search. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response 4 tips were received that assisted Police in locating the girl safe a short time later at a nearby playground.

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Location: Lumberton, NC

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Robeson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Thank you for providing assistance in situations such as these,” wrote Dispatch Supervisor Kristen Locklear after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on May 1, 2013. Deputy Kevin Cribb was leading the search for a 12 year old girl that had been reported missing from her home in Pembroke. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area which resulted in several tips. Those tips assisted the agency in locating the girl safe that evening.

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Location: Omaha, NE

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, April 26, 2013

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Omaha, Nebraska Police Department (Douglas County) “It is believed that ACIM was effective due to the number of intake calls, public offering to assist search and overall awareness in the community,” wrote Sergeant Pankonin. This was after he activated the Alert on April 26, 2013. A 74 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing after it was thought that she left her home and became lost. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which assisted Police in locating the woman safe that evening about 10 miles away.

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Location: Cumberland, MD

Children - Recovered: Friday, April 26, 2013

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Cumberland, Maryland Police Department (Allegany County) “A Child Is Missing Alert helped our agency in finding the missing juvenile. Child located with no harm and returned safely to family member.” This was written by Officer Stemple after his agency activated ACIM on Friday, April 26, 2013. The child was a 9 year old boy reported missing from his home that afternoon. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the search area which yielded 3 helpful tips to Police.

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Location: Fayetteville, TN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Lincoln County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office “Great organization. Thank you very much for your help. Great resource for our department.” This was written by Investigator Joyce McConnell after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 24, 2013, a first for her agency. A 15 year old boy was missing from his home in Fayetteville and concern for his safety was growing. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the search area, bringing in tips that the boy might have accepted a ride. This helped deputies locate the boy safe a short time later 15 miles away.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, April 19, 2013

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – In the early morning on Friday, April 19, 2013, Communications Supervisor Carolyn Turner activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Lieutenant Ken Roguska was leading his agency’s search for a missing 18 year old boy reported to have a diminished mental capacity. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,600 telephone alert calls to the search area which yielded 5 tips. The information assisted deputies in locating the boy safe about 7 miles away at a homeless shelter.

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Location: Los Lunas, NM

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 15, 2013

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Los Lunas, New Mexico Police Department (Valencia County) Sunday, April 14, 2013 Officer Floreani called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 12 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Los Lunas. The girl left a note stating she was being picked on at school before she disappeared. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,500 telephone alert calls to the search area which resulted in 5 tips. These tips assisted Police in locating the girl the next day 25 miles from her home.

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Location: McDonough, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, April 12, 2013

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Henry, Georgia Police Department (Henry County) Friday, April 12, 2013, a 16 year old girl with Asperger’s went missing from her home in in Stockbridge. Her family and Police were especially concerned for her safety due to stormy weather and there was a large creek behind her home. Sergeant Snook activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and the initial alert along with an expansion of the calling area a short time later yielded over 1,500 telephone alert calls being sent to the region. Tips received as a result of the alerts assisted Police in locating the girl safe about 7 miles away.

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Location: Edgefield, SC

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, April 12, 2013

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office “The notification by your office directly helped the ESCO with the effective effort and safe recovery of the missing man and brought forth volunteers from the community who were willing to assist in the search,” wrote Sergeant Gary Hitt after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Friday, April 12, 2013. The missing man was an 84 year old reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He was reported missing from his home by his family and ACIM placed nearly 500 telephone alert calls to the rural area surrounding the home. The Alert assisted deputies in locating the man safe about half a mile away a short time later.

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Location: Richmond Hill, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Richmond Hill, Georgia Police Department (Bryan County) “The alert directly assisted in locating the juvenile,” wrote Detective Sahlberg after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 11, 2013. A 16 year old boy reported to be suffering from depression was reported missing from his home in the overnight hours. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were launched which assisted Police in locating him safe about a half mile away.

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Location: Milton, WV

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 08, 2013

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Milton, West Virginia Police Department (Cabell County) “Thank you for your assistance in our missing child case. I believe that without your help we would not have found these persons.” This was written by Corporal O’Dell after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 8, 2013. Two boys ages 13 and 14 were missing from their school and concern for their safety was growing. Nearly 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent by A Child Is Missing. Tips received as a result assisted Police in locating the boys safe 6 miles away.

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Location: Grand Prairie, TX

Children - Recovered: Sunday, April 07, 2013

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Grand Prairie, Texas Police Department (Dallas County) On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Lieutenant Morris called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 7 year old girl that had gone missing that night. A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,300 telephone alert calls to the search area. Those calls resulted in a tip with information on the whereabouts of the girl. Ultimately the girl was located safe at a friend’s home approximately 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Chilton, WI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Calumet County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office The evening of Saturday, April 6, 2013, Deputy Baer called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a 12 year old boy with Autism that was missing from his home in Hilbert. Nearly 1, 600 telephone alert calls were sent to the region, asking anyone with information about the boy to contact Police. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted Police in locating the boy safe a short time later, just down the road from his home.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department “A call from a citizen gave us a direction of travel. We located the children because of that call,” wrote Detective Southwell after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 6, 2013. Two boys aged 10 and 12 were missing from their home and hadn’t been seen in quite some time. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the search area which assisted Police in locating the boys a short time later 7 miles away.

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Location: Dallas, OR

Children - Recovered: Friday, April 05, 2013

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office Friday, April 5, 2013, a 15 year old girl thought to be in need of medical attention went missing from her residence in Dallas. Sergeant Haynes activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the search location. A short time later a resident that received the alert contacted the department with information about the girl’s location. Deputies responded and recovered the girl safe, about 1.5 miles away.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, April 05, 2013

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Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Friday, April 5, 2013, Communications Supervisor Angel called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 53 year old man reported to have the mental capacity of a 13 year old was missing from his home in Marion Oaks. In an effort to assist the agency, ACIM placed more than 1,500 alert telephone calls to the community. According to the case follow-up report sent to ACIM, a tip received as a result of the alert assisted deputies in locating the man safe a short time later about 1 mile away.

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Location: Evansville, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, April 01, 2013

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Evansville, Indiana Police Department (Vanderburgh County) The A Child Is Missing Alert Program was called by the Evansville Police Department on April 1, 2013. The agency was seeking assistance in its search for an 85 year old man with dementia that had gone missing in the early morning hours. A Child Is Missing launched over 1,100 alert phone calls to the search area. As a result, 3 tips were received that assisted Police in locating the man safe over 2 miles away.

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Location: Towson, MD

Children - Recovered: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department Sunday, March 31, 2013, Officer Harper called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. A 16 year old girl reported to suffer with a mental illness was reported missing from her home in Catonsville. Upon activation more than 1,200 alert calls were sent to the search area which resulted in a tip. The tip assisted Police in locating the girl safe at a nearby residence.

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Location: Gray, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Jones County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Sunday, March 31, 2013, a husband reported his 63 year old wife missing from the couple’s front yard. He stated he had gone inside for just a moment and when he came back outside, she was gone. The woman was diabetic and dependent on medication, which she had not taken yet that day. Dispatcher Smith activated A Child Is Missing to assist Lieutenant Moody at the scene and more than 1,800 telephone alert calls went to the search area in Hillsboro surrounding the woman’s home. In response, 12 residents called in with information, assisting Police in locating the woman safe about 3 miles away.

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Location: Murray, KY

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 29, 2013

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Calloway County, Kentucky Police Department “A neighbor that received the call was out driving area roads and found the boys walking on a gravel road approximately 4 miles south of the residence. They had slept under a rock covered up with leaves.” This was written by Major Hendricks after his agency activated A Child Is Missing on March 28, 2013. Two boys ages 5 and 7 went missing while playing in the woods behind their grandmother’s house. Nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area to assist in the search which stretched through the night. The boys were located safe the next morning.

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Location: Canton, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Friday, March 29, 2013, Sergeant Ellis called A Child Is Missing seeking assistance with his agency’s search for an 11 year old boy. The boy had last been seen at his home in Woodstock at 12:00pm that day. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,300 telephone alert calls to the search area. Several area residents came out to assist with the search which assisted Police in locating the boy safe in a wooded area about a half mile away at 2:16pm that afternoon.

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Location: Clifton, NJ

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Clifton, New Jersey Police Department (Passaic County) On March 27, 2013 an 11 year old boy was missing and Police feared he might harm himself. He was reported missing after he did not return home from school and this was the second time in two weeks he had gone missing. Det Giardina activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency’s search and over 1,300 telephone alert calls were launched to the search area. A resident saw the boy outside her window and he was subsequently located 2 blocks away.

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Location: New Albany, IN

Children - Recovered: Sunday, March 24, 2013

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New Albany, Indiana Police Department (Floyd County) Sunday, March 24, 2013, Officer Edgell activated A Child Is Missing Alert for two girls, aged 12 and 13 that were reported missing when their mother woke up and discovered them gone. Nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the residence. In response, 3 tips came in the assisted Police in locating the girls safe about 10 miles away.

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Location: Palmer Park, MD

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department “Thanks to the alert, citizens were notified and helped locate the missing person.” This was the written response to A Child Is Missing after Detective Hutton activated the Alert on March 20, 2013. A 32 year old man reported to be mentally disabled was reported missing from his home in Oxon Hill. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around his home which assisted Police in locating the man safe about 3 miles away.

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Location: Orlando, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Orlando, Florida Police Department (Orange County) Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Corporal Wongshoe called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 66 year old woman reportedly suffering from dementia was missing from her home. A Child Is Missing placed nearly 900 telephone alert calls to the search area which resulted in 1 tip. That tip assisted officers in locating the woman safe a little over 1 mile away.

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Location: Sault Ste Marie, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Police Department (Chippewa County) The morning of March 20, 2013, Sergeant Deshano called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 15 year old boy that was reported to be autistic and nonverbal was missing from his home. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding his home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, the agency received 10 tips and several volunteer searchers. “The alert worked great on this occasion,” wrote Officer Wyma. The boy was located safe less than a mile away a short time later.

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Location: Sarasota, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Sarasota County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Subject located, numerous residents came out and assisted with search,” wrote Sergeant Varley. This after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on March 20, 2013. A 77 year old man reported to suffer from dementia and diabetes was missing from his home. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which assisted deputies in locating him safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: La Habra, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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La Habra, California Police Department (Orange County) “At 15:55 we received information that subject was found in good health and safe, and that the person that found our missing received the phone call from ACIM. I found the system very easy to use and proven to work.” This was written by Dispatcher Cathy Gonzalez after she activated the Alert on March 13, 2013 for an 81 year old woman with dementia. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls assisted the agency in locating the woman safe less than 1 hour after activation.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duvall County) “Your assistance in making these calls was helpful in locating the victim,” wrote Detective Villanueva after he activated the Alert on March 12, 2013. A 9 year old boy had been reported missing from his home in Jacksonville. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding his home which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Westlake, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 09, 2013

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Westlake, Ohio Police Department (Cuyahoga County) “Missing juvenile was located at the next door neighbor’s residence hiding under an exterior deck. Neighbor was aware of her missing status due to the automated telephone call from A Child Is Missing.” This was written by Sergeant Krumheuer after he activated the Alert on March 9, 2013 when a 14 year old girl went missing from her home in Westlake. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the girl’s home which brought in several tips and eventually led to her safe recovery a short time later.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office(Duvall County) Tuesday, March 6, 2013, Detective Porter called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 66 year old woman thought to be in need of medical attention was reported missing from a nursing home in Jacksonville. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area and in response a tip was received that assisted deputies in locating the woman safe that night about 70 miles away.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, March 04, 2013

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Indianapolis, Indiana Police Department (Marion County) The afternoon of Monday, March 4, 2013, a 10 year old ran away from school in Indianapolis. Detective Endres activated A Child Is Missing Alert on behalf of her agency as she had several times previously. Upon activation, nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to areas surrounding both the school and the boy’s residence. Due to public awareness generated, a citizen recognized the boy at a local store later that evening, bringing the search to a safe conclusion.

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Location: Town of Hamburg, NY

Children - Recovered: Monday, March 04, 2013

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Hamburg Town, New York Police Department (Erie County) “Phone calls resulting from the alert did assist in the recovery of the child. People in the company of the child became aware that she was missing and brought her home.” This was written by Detective Johnson after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on March 4, 2013. A 15 year old girl was reported missing from her high school and concern for her safety was growing. Nearly 1000 telephone alert calls were placed to the region surrounding the school which brought in numerous tips leading to the safe recovery of the girl.

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Location: Coaling, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 01, 2013

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Coaling, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, February 24, 2013, Officer Hollingsworth called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old girl was missing from her home in Cottondale and concern for her safety was growing. Over 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the girl’s home asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, tips came in that assisted Police in locating the girl at an abandoned property a few days later.

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Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Boynton Beach, Florida Police Department (Palm Beach County) February 27, 2013 a 69 year old man went missing from an assisted living facility in Boynton Beach. Officer McCoy activated A Child Is Missing to assist her agency’s search. More than 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking residents to contact Police with any sightings of the man. In response, two tips were called in which assisted Police in locating the man safe 5 miles away.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, February 25, 2013

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Indianapolis, Indiana Police Department (Marion County) On Monday, February 25, 2013, Detective Dague called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 62 year old woman who had gone missing that morning. The woman was reported to suffer from Alzheimer’s and had last been seen in the 700 block of North Warman Avenue in Indianapolis at 7:00am and A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,300 alert calls to the area surrounding that location. Tips received as a result led Police to a construction site where the woman had fallen about 10 blocks away a few hours later. She was taken by ambulance to be checked out.

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Location: Sunrise, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, February 25, 2013

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Sunrise, Florida Police Department (Broward County) Monday, February 25, 2013, Officer Calise activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 72 year old woman with dementia was reported missing from her home. She had not been seen since about 8am that morning. It was nearing 6pm and concern for her safety was growing. Approximately 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area by A Child Is Missing. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted Police in locating the woman safe a short time later about 5 miles away.

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Location: Kenosha, WI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department (Kenosha County) “A family member located the missing person after checking the A Child Is Missing website and joining in the search,” wrote a Police Official. This after Sergeant Sagedal activated A Child Is Missing Alert on February 19, 2013. A 68 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing. After expanding the case to a broader search, with more than 3,000 calls placed in all, the woman was located safe by this family member about a mile and a half away.

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Location: Ft Myers, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, February 18, 2013

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Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Thank you for your assistance with this case. The use of your program is a great benefit to agencies to help us get the word out to help locate our missing persons.” This was written by Dispatch Commander Erik Knight after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on February 18, 2013. A 16 year old boy reported to have the mental capacity of a 5 year old was missing from his home in Lehigh Acres. There was additional concern for the boy’s safety because there were several canals and waterways near the home. Nearly 300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, assisting deputies in locating the boy safe about 1.5 miles away.

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Location: Gainesville, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Gainesville, Georgia Police Department (Hall County) “The alert lead to call from someone who saw the missing person earlier,” wrote Sergeant King after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert the night of February 15, 2013. A 15 year old girl believed to be in danger was missing from her home. It was nearing midnight but due to the concern for the girl’s safety, nearly 500 calls were sent surrounding the girl’s home asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Police. The alert assisted Police in locating the girl safe a short time later.

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Location: Pensacola, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Escambia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – “Alert was successful in reaching area where child was located. Great response from community,” wrote Missing Persons Secretary Tiki Foster after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on February 13, 2013. A 9 year old boy had attempted to walk home from school in the rain at about 2:45pm and it had been a few hours since he had been seen. More than 1,600 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding both the boy’s school and his home which assisted deputies in locating him safe about a half mile away.

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Location: Bixby, OK

Amber Alert - Recovered: Monday, February 11, 2013

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Bixby Oklahoma Police Department (Tulsa County) Monday, February 11, 2013, Corporal White called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 4 year old boy was missing from his home in Bixby and there was concern for the boy’s safety as the boy was thought to have been abducted by an acquaintance of the family. The department also issued an Amber Alert. Over 800 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area where the boy was last seen. The alert gave the description of the boy, the woman the boy was last seen with and the vehicle they were reportedly in. According to the case follow-up report, more than 20 residents called in as a result of the alert, and “ACIM was a valuable tool.” The boy was found with the suspected kidnapper at a gas station about 6.5 miles away from his home.

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Location: Elizabeth, PA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 09, 2013

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Elizabeth Borough, Pennsylvania Police Department (Allegheny County) After A Child Is Missing placed more than 650 alert calls in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, “several residents, after receiving calls went out and looked for the missing child,” Patrolman Makosey said. This came after the Elizabeth Borough Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on February 9, 2013 to assist the agency’s search for an eight year old boy who had gone missing at 2:30pm that day. As a result of the calls to Police, and people helping in the search generated by A Child Is Missing, the boy was located safe at approximately 5:50pm.

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Location: Garfield Heights, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 08, 2013

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Garfield Heights, Ohio Police Department (Garfield County) When a 12 year old boy disappeared from his school in Garfield Heights, Dispatcher Burkey activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officers in the search. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the school, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A man who received the call and recognized the boy from the description of his boots responded and the boy was located safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was about half an hour.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 08, 2013

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department On February 8, 2012, Sergeant Divirgilio called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. It was approaching 9:30pm and a 12 year old boy had not been seen since 5pm that afternoon and concern for his safety was growing. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the boy’s home. According to the case follow-up, “after receiving the phone call a neighbor notified the parent.” The parent was able to recover the child safe and end the Police search.

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Location: Natick, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, February 07, 2013

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Natick, Massachusetts Police Department (Middlesex County) Thursday, February 7, 2013 Sergeant Brian Ingham activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 74 year old man with dementia had been reported missing from his home. There was additional concern for his safety as it was snowing and the man’s jacket was found in the home. ACIM sent nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area. A recipient of the alert reported that he saw a man matching the description walking in the area. Police responded and located the man safe, about 1.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department (Hillsborough County) “Another household received call about missing elderly male. Resident of that home went out for daily run and paid attention to woods while running and heard a cry for help and sale the male in the woods.” This after Sergeant Brian Levesque activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The elderly male was an 84 year old man reported to be suffering from dementia. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls which assisted Police in locating the man safe a short time later.

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Location: Riverview, MI

Children - Recovered: Monday, February 04, 2013

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Riverview, Michigan Police Department (Wayne County) The A Child Is Missing Alert Program was called by Officer Troup on Sunday, February 3, 2013. A 16 year old girl had gone missing when her mother dropped her off for school and she did not come home. A Child Is Missing launched nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls in the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tips were called in that assisted Police in locating the girl safe early the next morning.

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Location: La Plata, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office A 17 year old girl reported to suffer from mental disabilities went missing near Wakefield Lake in Waldorf on January 31, 2013 and PFC Walker activated A Child Is Missing to assist in the search. After nearly 1,100 alert calls were placed to the area where the girl had last been seen, Police were able to locate her safely as a result of the alert calls.

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Location: Apollo, PA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Kiskiminetas Township, Pennsylvania (Armstrong County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Officer Christian Disciscio called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a missing 11 year old girl. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home asking residents to check their own property and to contact Police with any sightings. In response a tip was called in that assisted Police in locating the girl safe a short time later.

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Location: West Chester, OH

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 28, 2013

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West Chester, Ohio Police Department (Butler County) “The program allowed us to concentrate our efforts in the area we suspected her hiding. It provided us a tool to cover a large area quickly and efficiently and enabled us to use our resources in a more proactive fashion.” This after Sergeant Tombragel called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert on Monday, January 28, 2013. A 10 year old girl was missing from Hamilton and ACIM placed over 800 telephone alert calls which assisted Police in locating the girl safe a short time later.

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Location: Florence, SC

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Florence, South Carolina Police Department (Florence County) “Thank you for our assistance. A caller reported seeing the missing person near the Florence Flea Market earlier in the afternoon. A Florence County Deputy located the missing person at that location.” This is written by Sergeant Robinson. He activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Sunday, January 27, 2013 for a 50 year old man with schizophrenia that was missing from an assisted living facility. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which assisted Police in locating the man safe.

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Location: Naples, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Agency received a number of calls about the missing child’s location,” wrote Sergeant Ken Becker after The Collier County Sheriff’s Office activated A Child Is Missing Alert on January 15, 2013. The child was an 8 year old boy reported missing from Naples. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 telephone alert calls which assisted deputies in locating him safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Dayton, KY

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Dayton, Kentucky Police Department (Campbell County) When a 16 year old girl went missing in Dayton, KY on January 10, 2013 and never returned home, Dayton Police began a search. That search included contacting and activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Over 1,700 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 800 block of O’Fallon Avenue where the girl had last been seen. As a result of those alert calls, the girl was found safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Naples, FL

Amber Alert - Recovered: Monday, January 14, 2013

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Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office - Amber Alert Sunday, January 13, 2013, a two year old girl was reported missing by her family late that night. She had last been seen at the family’s residence in Immokalee when her parents put her to bed that evening. Her parents then found her missing and her bedroom window open. An Amber Alert was issued and Sergeant Patrick Lawson activated A Child Is Missing Alert to begin placing telephone alert calls. Special Agent Tracy Maurer called A Child Is Missing as well to activate the region’s CART (Child Abduction Response Team.) The child was located safe Monday Morning by CART team searchers.

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Location: Aliquippa, PA

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, January 11, 2013

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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Police Department (Beaver County) The morning of Friday, January 11, 2013, Assistant Chief Dan Couch called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 26 year old man reported to have mental difficulties as well as autism had been missing from his residence for several hours. Upon activation, over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. A woman that received the alert looked outside and saw a man matching the description. She notified Police, who responded and located the missing person, safe, although he was cold and tired. Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately 30 minutes.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Silver Alert - Recovered: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “A caller noticed the woman’s car at the Bob Evans after getting the Alert,” wrote Communications Supervisor Shipman after activating A Child Is Missing on January 10, 2013. A 76 year old woman with Alzheimer’s had gone for a drive and hadn’t been seen in several hours. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home which gave her description as well as the description of her vehicle. The tip assisted deputies in locating the woman safe about 1 mile from her home.

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Location: Waycross, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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Waycross, Georgia Police Department (Ware County) The afternoon of Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Assistant Director Debra Hendricks activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the Waycross Police Department. A 12 year old boy with autism was missing from his home and although he did respond to his name, he was generally non-verbal. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls to the area where the boy was last seen. A large radius was selected because the boy was last seen riding his bike. In response, several residents called in to report sightings. These tips assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: Grafton, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, January 07, 2013

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Grafton, Massachusetts Police Department (Worcester County) Monday, January 7, 2013, Chief Norman Crepeau called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 67 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing by her family and concern for her safety was growing. Nearly 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the woman was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In a written response to ACIM, Chief Crepeau wrote, “Many residents in call area went out to help search. Very pleased with ACIM rapid response. Thank you.” The woman was located safe a short time later about 7 miles away.

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Location: Sarasota, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 06, 2013

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Sarasota, Florida Police Department (Sarasota County) Sunday, January 6, 2013, Dispatcher Ozsvath activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 14 year old boy with autism was reported missing when he disappeared from his grandmother’s home. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the address where he was last seen asking anyone with information to contact Police. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted Police in locating the boy safe at an address about 8 miles away.

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Location: Sebring, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 06, 2013

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Highlands County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Within minutes of the calls going out, we received two calls giving us up to the minute information about the suspect’s location,” wrote Supervisor Heather Chapel. She activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Sunday, January 6, 2013 when a 1 year old girl was reported missing by her mother. A relative of the girl that did not have custody was believed to have taken the girl after arguing with the mother. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the residence where the child was last seen. Tips from the alert assisted Police in locating both the child and relative safe at an intersection about 2 miles away.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, January 06, 2013

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department “Victim found 8 minutes after ACIM was contacted,” wrote Lieutenant George Halpin after he activated the Alert on January 6, 2013. An 82 year old man with Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Davidsonville and concern for his safety was growing. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls sent to the area assisted Deputies in locating the man in a wooded area about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 03, 2013

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Thursday, January 3, 2012, Deputy Fisher activated A Child Is Missing Alert on behalf of The Garland County Sheriff’s Office. An 11 year old girl had been reported missing from her home in Hot Springs National Park. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the girl’s home asking residents to check their own property and to call The Sheriff’s Office with any information on her whereabouts. In response a tip was received a short time later that assisted deputies in locating the girl safe a short time later at a residence about 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Opelika, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Lee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, January 1, 2013, a 4 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Salem, Alabama. He was last seen walking near his home with the family’s two dogs. Deputy Edmonds was leading the search and a dispatcher activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Over 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area. In response, the agency received calls with information that assisted them in locating the boy safe. He was hiding in a barn about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office On New Year’s Day, 2013, Deputy Zepeda called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 17 year old girl was reported missing from her home in New London after she had threatened to run away. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the girl’s home asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response a tip from a local store clerk came in with a sighting of the girl in a vehicle with a male acquaintance. Additional alerts were placed surrounding the convenience store to include the vehicle description. According to the case follow-up report, the girl was finally located walking home home due to the fact that everyone she knew had been made aware of her missing status due to the alert phone calls.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department Sunday, December 30, 2012, an 11 year old boy was reported missing when he went to a friends and did not return. Detective Southwell activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search and nearly 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home where he was last seen. In response, 3 tips were received that assisted Police in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Solon, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, December 28, 2012

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Solon, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department Friday, December 28, 2012, a 100 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing by her daughter. Sergeant Hofmann led the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency’s search and rescue team. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. A neighbor that received the alert call checked his own property and located the woman in his garage, sitting in his vehicle. The woman was checked by paramedics and returned safe to her family.

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Location: Sebring, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Sebring, Florida Police Department (Highlands County)- “Call received from citizen immediately following alert. Missing man was wet, cold, hungry and very disoriented. Thanks to this program, the man was able to return to his home safely.” This was written by Detective Milbrecht after she activated A Child Is Missing on December 26, 2012. The missing person was an 81 year old man suffering from dementia that had not been seen since the previous evening. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent which helped to generate the tip which assisted Police in locating him in an alleyway about a mile from his home.

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Location: Florence, AZ

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office “We were notified from the phone calls that a citizen brought our missing person to a truck stop. The cameras were searched and that lead us to Phoenix where he was located. Thank you.” This was written after A Child Is Missing Alert was activated on December 21, 2012 by Detective Swinton. A 67 year old man with Dementia had been reported missing in Eloy and concern for his safety was growing. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which assisted deputies in locating the man safe, 65 miles away.

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Location: Middletown, CT

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 14, 2012

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Connecticut State Police The afternoon of Sunday, December 16, 2012, a 14 year old boy with autism was reported missing from his home in East Granby. Sergeant Kraynak activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search and over 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area giving the boy’s description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 8 tips were called in. According to the follow-up, “The service worked very well and the agency received phone calls from neighbors having reported seeing the missing child earlier. This really helped.” The boy was found a short time later near a wooded path, safe.

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Location: Sebring, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 14, 2012

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Highlands County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Friday, December 14, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Sebring. Detective Chris Carr activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his department’s search and nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. A neighbor that received the call and knew where the child was called in to report the child’s location. Deputies responded and located the child safe, about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Greer, SC

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Greer, South Carolina Police Department (Greenville County) “After being advised the alert went out we started receiving calls that narrowed our search area very quickly and a short time later the elderly male was located in good health.” This was written by Sergeant O’Shields after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on December 11, 2012 to assist his agency in locating an 88 year old man with dementia. The man had last been seen near a Subway sandwich shop on a busy street and it had been a few hours since anyone had seen him. Tips from the alert calls assisted Police in locating the man over 3 miles away.

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Location: Augusta, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, December 10, 2012

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Augusta, Michigan Police Department(Kalamazoo County) “We started getting calls very shortly after the alert went out and we located her about 10 minutes later,” wrote Chief Jeff Heppler after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on December 10, 2012. A 69 year old woman thought to be in need of medical attention was reported missing from her home that morning. Nearly 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, 6 tips were called in that assisted Police in locating the woman safe, about 6 miles away.

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Location: Tucker, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 08, 2012

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Dekalb County, Georgia Police Department The night of Saturday, December 8, 2012, a ten year old boy was reported missing when he was being punished. He was sent outside to get a ‘switch’ and never came back. Detective Gallegos activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency and over 950 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. Information the agency received due to the alert calls assisted Police in locating the boy safe approximately 1 mile from his home.

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Location: Ironton, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 06, 2012

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Ironton, Ohio Police Department (Lawrence County) “This is the first time we have utilized this service. It is a great program, heartfelt thanks for your assistance.” This was written by Ironton Police to A Child Is Missing after Detective Chris Bowman activated the Alert on December 6, 2012. A 14 year old girl was missing from her home when she went walking with her dog. Over 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding her home which gave her general description and asked anyone with information to call Police. Several residents called the department which assisted Police in eventually locating the girl safe in a wooded area about 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Front Royal, VA

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 03, 2012

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Front Royal Virginia Police Department (Warren County) “Received several phone calls. Could not have found the child without your assistance.” This was written by the Front Royal Police Department after Officer Lawson activated A Child Is Missing Alert on December 3, 2012. The child was a 9 year old boy that had gone missing from his residence. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to call Police. Tips from the alert calls helped Police locate the boy safe about 1.5 miles away.

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Location: Hammond, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, December 02, 2012

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Hammond, Indiana Police Department (Lake County) The early afternoon of Sunday, December 2, 2012, a man reported his 75 year old wife missing from their home in Hammond. The woman had gone to a family function the previous evening and had been driven home by the couple’s daughter. The man thought the woman was sleeping until he had gone to check on her late that morning and found her missing with her walker outside. There was additional concern because the woman suffers from Alzheimer’s, diabetes and a heart condition that requires medication. Dispatcher Jaime activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Adam at the scene and nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the woman’s home. A short time later, the agency called back to request an expansion of the calling area and nearly 1,000 more alert calls were sent. Several residents called in with information which assisted Police in locating the woman safe at a residence about 5 blocks from her home.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office The night of November 30, 2012, a 16 year old boy was reported missing by his mother. There was concern for his safety because he was developmentally delayed and suffered from epileptic seizures which required medication. Upon activation, around 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Over the next couple of hours, Detective Villaneuva called back to expand the calling area and an additional 3,000 alert calls were sent. Tips from the alert calls helped Police locate the boy safe the next morning 6 miles away.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 30, 2012

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office “Again your help was greatly appreciated in assisting us to locate this subject.” This was written by Detective Villanueva after an 11 year old boy was recovered safe on November 30, 2012. A Child Is Missing Alert sent over 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the boy’s home. Tips from the alert assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 1 mile away.

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Location: Reno, NV

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 30, 2012

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Reno, Nevada (Washoe County) Police Department The night of Thursday, November 29, 2012, Sergeant Thompson called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Reno. The girl had vanished when she went to take out the garbage and there was concern for her safety because the girl was reported to be mentally challenged which causes her to act younger than her actual age. Upon activation, over 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home. According to the case follow-up, the department received a tip as a direct result of the alert. The tip assisted the Police in locating the girl safe about 2 miles away from her home about an hour after the alert was sent.

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Location: Davie, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Davie, Florida Police Department (Broward County) “One of the friends she was with got a call at home and the mother called us with the location,” wrote Detective Danner after his agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert on November 27, 2012. A 14 year old girl thought to be in need of medical attention was reported missing that afternoon when the girl’s mother received a call from her at an unknown number and a male’s voice told her to hang up and the line disconnected. The girl said she was near a church and gave an intersection before the call ended. A Child Is Missing Alert sent over 1,100 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the intersection as well as calls near the girl’s home asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Police. The tip from the friend’s mother came in a short time later and Police located the girl safe, 15 miles away from her home.

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Location: Hialeah, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Hialeah, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, November 25, 2012, a 64 year old man reported to suffer from short term memory loss walked away from his home in Hialeah and still had not returned several hours later. Dispatcher Lopez activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search for the man. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking residents to check their own property and to contact Police with information. In response a tip was received that assisted Police in locating the man safe, about 4.5 miles away.

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Location: Warren, AR

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Warren, Arkansas (Bradley County) Police Department Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Patrolman DeLassus activated A Child Is Missing Alert, a first for his agency. A 15 year old boy had not been seen since the previous day when he was spotted on camera leaving his school. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding both the boy’s school and his residence, asking anyone with information about the boy to contact Police. In response, 12 residents contacted Police. With information from those calls, Police were able to locate the boy a short time later at a friend’s home. The search was called off and the boy was returned home, safe.

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Location: Columbia, MD

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Maryland State Police Department “Our missing girl was located in a local business after the alert was issued. The business employee called the Maryland State Police after the girl was observed in her store. Thanks for the help!” This was written by Corporal Chris Heid after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on November 21, 2012 when an 18 year old girl with a mental disorder went missing from her home in Towson. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home which assisted the State Police in locating the girl safe less than a half mile away.

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Location: Kewaunee, WI

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 09, 2012

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Kewaunee, Wisconsin Police Department (Kewaunee County) At approximately 9 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012, Officer Robin Mueller activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 12 year old boy described as having special needs had ridden away on his bicycle after an argument with his parents. A couple hours passed, it had grown dark, and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several helpful tips were called in which initially led Police to the boy’s bicycle and jacket. A further search of that area and the boy was finally located at approximately 1:50am about 3 miles from his home. He was unharmed and returned to his family.

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Location: Bedford, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, November 09, 2012

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Lawrence County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office “Within roughly ten minutes of notice to A Child Is Missing, we received two calls which gave us an approximate area of where the child was. We were then able to locate the child.” The child was a 15 year old boy that had disappeared after an argument with his parents early the morning of November 9, 2012. It was now becoming approaching evening and concern for the boy’s safety was growing. Nearly 100 telephone alert calls were sent to the extremely rural area where the boy lived asking anyone with information to contact Police. The boy was located safe 5 miles away a short time later.

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Location: Hialeah, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, November 08, 2012

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Hialeah, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Police Department “Thanks for your help in this matter. The child was found safely.” This was written by Dispatcher Paredes after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on November 8, 2012. A 19 year old girl with autism was missing from her home in Hialeah. Nearly 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area by ACIM. In response, 5 tips were received which assisted the agency in locating the girl safe about a half an hour later.

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Location: Murray, KY

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Calloway County, Kentucky Police Department Wednesday, November 7, 2012, a 14 year old girl ran away from her home in New Concord and Calloway County Deputies were active in the search. Dispatcher Stein activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Charles Tidwell at the scene and nearly 300 alert calls were sent to the rural area. A couple received the alert with the girl’s description and a short time later the girl stopped at their home to ask directions. The couple managed to distract the girl while they called the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived and returned the girl unharmed to her family.

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Location: Prince William, VA

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Prince William County, Virginia Police Department (Prince William County) “Located less than 10 minutes after call was made to your service,” wrote Officer Perok. This after an 18 year old young man with autism went missing from his home in Nokesville on November 7, 2012. Nearly 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding his home asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police with any information on his whereabouts. A resident in the calling area returned home and listened to the alert on his answering service. He checked the area, located the young man unharmed on his property and notified Police, bringing the search to an end.

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Location: Waterford, CT

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Waterford, Connecticut Police Department (New London) The afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Sergeant Silva called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. A 15 year old had gone missing from his home in Quaker Hill earlier that morning and concern for his safety was growing. Over 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents in the area. In response, parents that received the alert and knew the boy recognized him as he exited from under a nearby bridge. Police were notified and he was returned home, safe.

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Location: Aurora, NE

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Aurora, Nebraska Police Department (Hamilton County) “When child was spotted walking on street, one caller knew the juvenile to be missing from the alert.” This was written to A Child Is Missing Alert after assisting Officer Rich Kinsey on October 31, 2012. A 15 year old boy had gone missing early that morning and concern for his safety was growing as the evening was approaching. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the community which assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 25 miles away.

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Location: Porterville, CA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Porterville, California Police Department (Tulare County) The afternoon of Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a 9 year old autistic boy was reported missing from his home in Porterville. Dispatcher Casey activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Gray at the scene. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the boy’s home. In response, 6 calls were received which assisted Police in locating the boy hiding inside a vehicle a short distance away.

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Location: Gaffney, SC

Silver Alert - Recovered: Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of October 28, 2012, a 62 year old woman reported to suffer from congestive heart failure and seizures was reported missing from her home in Gaffney. Officer Peterson activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Tips received as a result of the alert assisted deputies in locating the woman safe a short distance away from her home.

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Location: Rockwood, MI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Rockwood, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department “ACIM worked great and the child was returned to the grandparents because of ACIM,” wrote Dispatcher Montroy after she activated the Alert on October 23, 2012. A toddler had been found alone at an intersection and Officer Mercure was investigating who the boy was and where he belonged. While sitting in the patrol car, a couple drove up and stated the boy was their grandson and he had snuck out of the home. The officer went to the home seeking further proof of their claim. Meanwhile, one of the alert calls went to a neighbor of grandmother, who recognized the boy’s description and was able to verify that the boy was indeed the woman’s grandson.

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Location: Trenton, OH

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Trenton, Ohio Police Department (Butler County) Tuesday, October 23, 2012, a 65 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from her home. Detective Chaney activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home. In response, several tips were called in which assisted officers in locating the woman safe less than half a mile away. She was recovered within 25 minutes of activation.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, October 22, 2012

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Leon County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of October 22, 2012, Deputy Matthews activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 69 year old man with schizophrenia was missing from his home in Tallahassee. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home. A citizen that received the alert recognized the man when he knocked on their front door asking for directions. Deputies responded and the man was returned home, safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under an hour.

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Location: W. Greenwich, RI

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 22, 2012

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island (Kent County) Police Department The afternoon of October 22, 2012, Chief Richard Ramsay called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 16 year old boy with Asperger’s was last seen when he left for school and it was determined that he did not make it to the school that day. Nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s neighborhood. A woman that received the alert checked her property and discovered the boy in her driveway. The boy had attempted to walk to school after he missed his bus that morning. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under half an hour.

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Location: Orange City, IA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Sioux County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office Saturday, October 20, 2012, Deputy Devries called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 15 year old boy described as having a mental disorder was reported missing from a group home in Rock Valley. Upon activation nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the residents and businesses in the area, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response the agency received tips which helped them locate the boy a short time later at an intersection approximately 7 miles away.

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Location: Dobson, NC

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 19, 2012

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Surry County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Your assistance in helping to locate the child missing recently in our jurisdiction was greatly appreciated,” wrote Lieutenant Gerald LeFevre. His agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert on October 19, 2012 when a 15 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Pilot Mountain. Over 200 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area around the boy’s home. As a result, a resident called in a sighting of the boy which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Gastonia, NC

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Ranlo, North Carolina (Gaston County) Police Department Thursday, October 18, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Ranlo. Sergeant Holland activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist with the search. More than 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. According to the case follow-up, a volunteer firefighter that received the alert spotted the boy and notified Police. Officers responded and located the boy safe about a mile away from his home.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department(Hillsborough County) Instead of writing its own synopsis, this letter was written to A Child Is Missing from Lt. Dean KillKelley dated October 19, 2012. On October 18, 2012 Merrimack Police received a call of a 16 year old that left his house after an argument with his mother. The mother stated her son has taken off in the past and returns after an hour of cooling off. Her son is hearing impaired and has a learning disability. After 1-1.5 hours had passed his mother became concerned because this was out of the ordinary and darkness was approaching. Merrimack Police contacted A Child Is Missing and gave the child’s description. Within a few minutes of the alert going out, Merrimack Police received several calls with information as to a possible sighting. Officers converged on the area, spoke with residents who had seen him but were not able to locate him. While officers were checking the surrounding neighborhoods another resident showed up in the station lobby with this child. The had returned home earlier to find a message on their answering service from A Child Is Missing, after listening to the message and remembering seeing a child walking on a nearby road which matched this description, they went back out and drove down this road locating him and transporting him to our Police Department. After talking with this child, he stated he had become disoriented as to where he was and could not find his way home. The temperatures had fallen into the 50’s and darkness had settled in. On behalf of the Merrimack Police Department we would again like to thank A Child Is Missing alert organization for their continued support and quick assistance.

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Location: Coldwater, MI

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Branch County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The early afternoon of October 18, 2012, Sergeant Heather Miller of the Michigan State Police contacted A Child Is Missing Alert. The State Police were assisting the Branch County Sheriff with a missing 10 year old boy and requested that alert calls be sent to the area he was last seen early that morning. The boy had a functional capacity of a 4 year old and concern for his safety grew as the hours passed. Nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area near the boy’s home and to an intersection of a possible earlier sighting of the boy. In response “many” residents volunteered to search after receiving the alert. It was one of those volunteers that located the child sleeping a short distance away from his home.

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Location: North Huntingdon Township, PA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania Police Department (Westmoreland County) It was beginning to grow dark in Irwin on October 16, 2012 when Officer Steinkopf called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 6 year old boy had been reported missing from his home and concern for his safety was growing. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the child’s home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response, several volunteers assisted in the search for the boy, which ultimately lead to his safe recovery a short time later.

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Location: Woodbridge, NJ

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 15, 2012

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Woodbridge, New Jersey Police Department (Middlesex County) Monday, October 15, 2012, Lieutenant Penna called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old girl described as having special needs was missing from her home in Avenel. Upon activation, more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the follow-up report, “A caller who received the message indicated that they saw the missing child in Rahway. She was soon recovered in the area the caller provided.” The girl was found unharmed in a complex about 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Erie, KS

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Erie, Kansas (Neosho County) Police Department Saturday, October 13, 2012, Dispatcher Barb Stitch called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old boy with autism was missing from his home. Upon activation, nearly 100 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, asking anyone with information to contact the Police. The following was written in response to ACIM: “Your agent was contacted and quickly got the calls out. We have used your service many times. We are very thankful for having this tool in locating missing children. The child was located safe and returned home.”

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Location: Lexington, MS

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office The morning of Thursday, October 12, 2012, Dispatcher Katrina Richmond called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Officer Kenny Wilson was leading the search for a 13 year old boy that had not been seen since the previous evening and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, over 300 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, giving the boy’s general description and asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, 2 tips were called in which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Olathe, KS

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, October 9, 2012, a 74 year old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing after he did not return home from walking his dog. Dispatcher Veacout called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for Deputy Serpan at the scene. Over 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the man’s home. In response, 4 tips came in with information that the man was driving in a vehicle and giving the vehicle description. This assisted deputies in the search and they located the man safe a short time later, about 6 miles away.

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Location: Henniker, NH

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 08, 2012

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Henniker, New Hampshire Police Department(Merrimack County) Officer Michael Martin wrote: "This was the third time I have had to use 'A Child Is Missing Alert.' Each case had a positive outcome. Your organization is second to none. Thanks so much for what you do." This after a 3 year old boy had gone missing from his home on Monday, October 8, 2012 and Officer Martin activated A Child Is Missing to assist in the search. Several residents called the agency as a result and the boy was located safe a little over a mile away from his home.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, October 07, 2012

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada Police Department (Clark County) “We received two calls from the public. This information gave the last direction of travel helping to locate the victim.” This was written by Detective Southwell after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on Sunday, October 7, 2012. A 44 year old woman with mental difficulties and known to suffer from Grand Mal seizures was missing from a clinic. Nearly 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the clinic which aided Police in locating the woman safe about 2 miles away.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, October 06, 2012

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “A citizen who received the call located the elderly female and alerted a passing deputy. If she had not gotten the call she may have never stopped to check on the elderly missing female.” This was written by Deputy Musick after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert the early morning of Saturday, October 6, 2012. An 80 year old woman with Alzheimer’s had been missing overnight. ACIM placed over 1,500 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the woman’s home. The woman was located less than a half hour later at an intersection about a half mile away.

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Location: Waltham, MA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Waltham, Massachusetts Police Department (Middlesex County) The afternoon of Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Dispatcher Arnold activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Lieutenant Jeff Rodley was leading the search for a 9 year old boy that had last been seen earlier that afternoon near his bus stop. Over 1,300 telephone alert calls were placed including the area around the boy’s bus stop and his home, in case he had headed in that direction. In response to the alert, about 10 residents called into the department with information which assisted Officers in finding the boy safe a short time later, about a half mile away.

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Location: Davie, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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Davie, Florida Police Department (Broward County) The night of Monday, October 1, 2012, Officer Hones activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 15 year old girl had been reported missing and there was special concern for her safety as she had made threats to harm herself. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 telephone alert calls to the area which brought forth calls with information. This information assisted Police in locating the girl safe the next morning about 5 miles away from her home.

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Location: Cartersville, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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Cartersville, Georgia Police Department (Bartow County) The morning of Tuesday, October 2, 2012, Investigator Snodgrass called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 14 year old girl had been reported missing and concern for her safety was growing as she had not been seen for a few days. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the girl was last seen, giving her description and asking anyone with information about her to contact the Police Department. In response to the alert, a tip was called in that assisted Police in locating the girl safe that afternoon about 10 miles away.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, October 01, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department The evening of Monday, October 1, 2012, Lieutenant Kilkelley called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 88 year old man with Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Merrimack. Upon activation, over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A short time later, a resident that had received the alert flagged down an officer in the search area and led the officer to the missing man. He was unharmed in a residential area about a mile and a half away from his home.

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Location: Winder, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 28, 2012

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Barrow County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office “The A Child Is Missing’s Alert Program assisted The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office in locating the child in the area where a caller last saw him,” wrote Sergeant Spalding after her agency activated The Alert on Friday, September 28, 2012. A 13 year old boy had gone missing after school and concern for his safety was increasing as it grew darker in the evening. After nearly 300 alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s home, a tip assisted Police in locating the boy safe at a nearby store.

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Location: Springfield, IL

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Sangamon County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office “Excellent, due to your alert, a resident received the alert and approximately 10 minutes later observed the missing coming out of a wooded area. The subject was treated for life threatening injuries at a local hospital. Thank you!” This after A Child Is Missing was activated on September 26, 2012 by Sergeant Dan Parrish. A 37 year old man suffering from psychological distress was reported missing from his home in Dawson. There was concern and a sense of urgency because it was feared he may have harmed himself. Six hundred telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area by ACIM and helicopters and k9 units were searching the area as well before the man was located.

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Location: Sarasota, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Sarasota, Florida Police Department (Sarasota County) The early morning of Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Lieutenant Kevin Stiff called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 76 year old man with Alzheimer’s and Diabetes was missing from his home and had not been seen since the previous evening. Upon activation nearly 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the man’s home. A short time later a resident that received the alert called the Police department stating that the man had recently knocked on her door and stated he was looking for his wife. Police responded to the area and located the man standing on a street corner which was about a mile away from his home. He was transported safely back home to his family.

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Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Silver Alert - Recovered: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Poughkeepsie, New York (Dutchess County), Police Department Tuesday, September 25, 2012, an 88 year old man with dementia was reported missing from his home in Poughkeepsie. Dispatcher Brower activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Fenichel at the scene. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. In response a tip was received from a nurse at a local hospital. The nurse stated she had seen a patient matching that description at the hospital. Police investigated and discovered that the man had been admitted to that hospital and the search was called off.

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Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County) Police Department “We received several tips from your alert. Thanks for your help,” wrote Detective Wilson. This was after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on September 21, 2012 to assist the agency in locating a 16 year old girl. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses which assisted Police in locating the girl safe on September 23rd.

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Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut (Middlesex County) Police Department The morning of Saturday, September 22, 2012, Dispatcher Pardise activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Patrolman Dellma in the search for a 13 year old boy that was thought to be in need of medical attention. Over 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, giving his general description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Police. In response, a sighting of the boy was received. Police responded to the area of the sighting and searched the area. The boy was located hiding in a wooded area of a nearby park, ending the search. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under an hour.

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Location: Junction City, KS

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Junction City, Kansas (Geary County) Police Department When a 10 year old boy went missing from his home on September 22, 2012, Sergeant Borgis activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the three local law enforcement agencies in the search. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which generated volunteers as well as information. Ultimately, the boy was located a short time later safe at a friend’s home.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department “The missing person was spotted near the area he was located at. Word of mouth, from persons that received calls from A Child Is Missing placed the missing person in the area.” This was written by Detective Southwell after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert the morning of September 20, 2012. An 18 year old boy with diminished mental ability had not been seen since the previous night. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area the boy was last seen, providing the agency with 7 tips. The information from the tips assisted Officers in locating the boy safe about 1 mile away from his home.

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Location: Porterville, CA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Porterville, California (Tulare County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, September 20, 2012, Dispatcher Tina called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Officer Dominguez was searching for a 9 year old boy last seen at school earlier in the day. Upon activation, over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to include the area near the boy’s school and his home in case he had headed in that direction. In response a tip came in of a sighting about 1.5 miles away. Officers responded and located the boy, safe.

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Location: Union City, NJ

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Union City, New Jersey (Hudson County) Police Department On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, a 12 year old girl was reported missing from her home near Central Avenue. Detective Diaz activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist her agency in its search. More than 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information to contact the department. The missing girl was at a friend’s house and the alert call went to the parent of the friend. Upon hearing the alert, the parent took the missing girl directly home, ending the search.

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Location: Huntingdon, TN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Carroll County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, a boy and girl, aged 6 and 8 were reported missing from their home in Cedar Grove. Dispatcher Jamie Summers called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Deputy Mike Taylor at the scene. Upon activation, over 200 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the children’s home. In response, 15 residents called the department with information that ultimately helped deputies locate the children safe a short distance away in the woods behind their home.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Ocala, Florida (Marion County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Communications Supervisor Julie Pache called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 18 year old boy with autism was missing from his home in Ocala. The boy was known to be fascinated with trains and had wandered away before to look at nearby trains but he had not been seen since the previous evening and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, three areas of interest were given including a nearby train station, a nearby industrial park where several train tracks converge and the boy’s home. All three areas were included in the alert and nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the public. The boy was located as a direct result of the calls less than an hour later about 6.5 miles from his home in one of the targeted areas.

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Location: Victorville, CA

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 14, 2012

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Victorville, California (San Bernardino County) Police Department It was shortly after 9pm on September 13, 2012 when Deputy Teplansky called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 15 year old girl with autism had been reported missing from her home and concern for her safety was growing. Upon activation nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the community, giving the girl’s description and asking anyone with information to call Police. The alert calls brought forth information that assisted the agency in locating the girl safe at approximately 2am about 1 mile from her home.

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Location: Waterloo, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Waterloo, Iowa (Black Hawk County) Police Department When a 10 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Waterloo on September 13, 2012, Dispatcher Stacy Hesse activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Captain Pillack at the scene. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near the girl’s home, asking residents to contact the Police with any information on the girl’s whereabouts. In response, more than 15 residents called in to the agency with information which helped Officers locate the girl a short time later about 3 miles from her residence.

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Location: McDonough, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Henry County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Supervisor Michelle Lunford of the Henry County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 15 year old girl who had gone missing that morning. There was concern for her safety because she suffered from blackouts and was reported to have Asperger’s Syndrome. The girl had last been seen at her residence in Stockbridge and A Child Is Missing placed over 500 alert calls to the area surrounding that location. Those alert calls resulted in five calls to the Sheriff’s Office with information about the whereabouts of the girl. Ultimately, as a result of the alert calls, Henry County Sheriff’s Office personnel safely located the girl that afternoon approximately 5 miles from her home in the woods.

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Location: Sacramento, CA

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 10, 2012

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Sacramento, California (Sacramento County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, September 13, 2012, a 10 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Sacramento. Sergeant Wayne Stephens activated A Child Is Missing Alert, a first for his agency. Upon activation, over 3,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding two addresses of interest. A short time later, the calling area was expanded and the alert message was updated to include additional clothing items it was believed the child may be wearing. After the second alert was launched, a family member that did not have custody returned the child, it is believed due to hearing the alerts. The child was returned safe.

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Location: Lumberton, NC

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Lumberton, North Carolina (Robeson County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, September 9, 2012, a 7 year old boy was playing outside his home in Lumberton when his mother allegedly picked him up and drove away. His mother did not have custody or permission to be around the child and there was concern for the child’s safety. Lieutenant Atkinson activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency’s search and nearly 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. In response, 4 tips were received by the agency which assisted Police in locating the boy safe later that afternoon at a residence 10 miles away.

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Location: Reno, NV

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Reno, Nevada (Washoe County) Police Department “Within 49 minutes of reporting the child missing to ‘A Child Is Missing Alert,’ child was located by a subscriber to the alert,” wrote Officer Schaur. The child was a 10 year old boy that had gone missing from his home in Reno on September 9, 2012. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Police. Two tips assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 5 miles away.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The evening of Saturday, September 8, 2012, Assistant Supervisor Ann Zimmerman called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Deputy Montgomery was leading the search for a missing 71 year old man with diabetes. Concern for the man’s safety was growing because he was past due for his insulin shot. Upon activation, over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent around the man’s home. The Sheriff’s Office received a tip of a sighting. Deputies responded and located the man safe on the porch of a vacant house.

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Location: Marysville, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Marysville, Ohio (Union County) Police Department When a 10 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Marysville, Dispatcher Seth activated A Child Is Missing to assist Officer Bartholomew at the scene. The boy had not been seen in a couple of hours and he was thought to have Asperger’s Syndrome. Upon activation, nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response, several tips were called in that assisted Police in locating the boy safe about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Ogden, UT

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 07, 2012

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Weber County, Utah Sheriff’s Office “The alert helped the Officer find the parents of the ‘found’ child. Someone listened to the phone call and called in to provide us with information.” This after a little boy around 4 years old was found on his own Friday September 4, 2012. He could only give his first name and did could not tell Officers where he lived. Almost 500 telephone alert calls were sent near the area he was found. The incoming tip reunited him with his parents a short time later.

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Location: Lansing, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Lansing, Michigan (Ingham County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, September 6, 2012, a 65 year old man was reported missing to the Lansing Police Department. Detective McAllister activated A Child Is Missing to assist and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home. In response, 7 tips came in which helped Police locate the man safe.

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Location: Waycross, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Ware County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office “Subject was located with the help of citizens who knew of the situation due to the alert. Thanks for all of your assistance.” This was written by Communications Officer Dana after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on the morning of September 5, 2012. A 69 year old man with dementia had been reported missing after he did not return from a hunting trip. He had not been seen for about 24 hours and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, about 100 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, asking residents to contact The Sheriff’s Office if they had any information on the man’s whereabouts. In response, nearly 30 residents called in. These calls helped deputies locate the man safe about 5 miles away from the point where he was last seen.

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Location: Calumet City, IL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Calumet City, Illinois (Cook County) Police Department Thursday, September 8, 2012, an 8 year old girl was reported missing to Calumet City Police when she did not get off the school bus as usual. Officer Mitch Grow began a search for the girl, checking the school and looking at the bus system to see what might have happened to the girl. Communications Officer Siems activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search and over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the girl’s school and near her home. In response, a parent of a friend of the missing girl received the alert and called the department and stated that the girl was at her home, ending the search.

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Location: Frederick, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, September 02, 2012

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Frederick County, Maryland Police Department “The calls were able to update point last seen and redirect search,” wrote Corporal Angell after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on the night of September 1, 2012. A 90 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s as well as coronary artery disease had gone missing from his home in rural Keymar. Nearly 200 telephone alert calls had been sent to the area surrounding his home. Tips received by the agency assisted deputies in locating the man safe the next morning in a wooded area about a mile and a half away.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 01, 2012

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department “As a result of the calls made by ACIM our department received a call with a location of the possible missing person. Units responded to find it was the missing subject.” This was written by Sergeant Caruso after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on September 1, 2012. A 56 year old man with diabetes was missing from his home in Wilmington. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent around the man’s home which assisted Police in locating him safe about 4 miles away a short time later.

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Location: Ft Wayne, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Allen County) Police Department When a 19 year old girl with diminished mental capacity and medical problems was reported missing in Fort Wayne on August 21, 2012, Sergeant Hosford activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, giving the girl’s description and asking residents to contact the Police with any information. In response to the alert, several volunteers came out to assist. Finally, a homeowner where the girl was at received the alert on their home answering machine and contacted Police, ending the search.

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Location: Lumberton, NC

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Robeson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Sunday, August 19, 2012, Dispatcher Cameron called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 37 year old woman and a 48 year old man were reported missing from an assisted living facility in the city of Rowland. There were concerns for the duo’s safety as they had multiple medical conditions as well as mental health needs. Upon activation nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the facility. In response to the alert a tip was received that assisted deputies in locating the couple at a hospital about 25 miles away from the facility.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Sunday, August 19, 2012, a 12 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Valrico. She had gone for a bike ride after getting upset with her parents earlier in the afternoon. It was now dark and the girl was still not home. Deputy Cannon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home asking residents to be on the lookout and to call the Sherriff’s Office if they saw her. In response a tip was called in by a citizen who received the alert and recognized the girl. Deputies responded and found the girl safe, a short distance from the citizen’s location which was 2 miles from the girl’s residence.

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Location: Uvalda, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, August 17, 2012

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Uvalda, Georgia (Montgomery County) Police Department “A Child Is Missing Alert is a very important tool to law enforcement that provided a positive result in this case,” wrote Chief Lewis Smith. His agency activated the Alert on August 16, 2012 when a 67 year old man possibly in need of medical attention went missing from his home. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area as part of a Maddy’s Call. In response, 2 tips were called in which helped Police track the man to a location in Orangeburg, South Carolina, over 150 miles away.

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Location: Newnan, GA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Newnan, Georgia (Coweta County) Police Department “Excellent system, thanks for all the help,” wrote Sergeant Wood after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on August 15, 2012. A 12 year old girl had been reported missing by her family and concern for her safety was growing as she had not been seen since the previous day. Upon activation, over 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to include the area around the girl’s home and a local mall she frequents. In response, 4 tips were received. A short time later the girl came home on her own after she heard about the alert calls.

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Location: Caruthersville, MO

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Caruthersville, Missouri (Pemiscot County) Police Department The night of August 14, 2012, Officer Callen activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 16 year old girl had been reported missing from her home. The girl had not been seen since the previous night and concern for her safety was growing. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the girl’s home asking residents to contact Police if they had any information on her whereabouts. In response, 4 tips were received. According to the case follow-up, “Thanks for your help. We received some calls that helped us locate the juvenile and what she was wearing.” Ultimately the girl was located safe a short distance from her home.

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Location: Menomonie, WI

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Dunn County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office Monday, August 13, 2012, Deputy Matt Feeney called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old boy had been reported missing from his home in Menomonie. Upon activation, nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact The Sheriff’s Office. As a result of the alert, an acquaintance of the boy recognized him and he was recovered safe in a town about 8 miles away from his home.

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Location: Town of Hamburg, NY

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Hamburg Town, New York (Erie County), Police Department Sunday, August 12, 2012, Lieutenant Monaco and Detective Best called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a 19 year old boy. Police and his family were concerned because the boy had multiple mental illnesses and it was believed he could be a danger to himself. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the boy’s home, giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Help from the alert public along with a cellphone ping enabled Police to track the boy to a nearby creek area where he was finally located safe the next morning.

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Location: Jefferson, WI

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Jefferson County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office “Thanks to your assistance she was found before dark,” wrote Dispatcher Carol Verhalen after a 6 year old girl went missing from her home in Waterloo on August 12, 2012. The little girl had last been seen playing outside with her dogs next to a cornfield that evening when she disappeared. A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls surrounding the girl’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact the Sherriff’s office if they had any information on her whereabouts. In response, 6 tips were received and many people volunteered to help in the search. The girl was finally found safe about 2 miles away later that evening.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Saturday, August 11, 2012, a 67 year old man suffering with dementia was reported missing from his home in Rotonda West when he did not return home from a bicycle ride. Assistant Dispatch Supervisor activated A Child Is Missing to assist Deputy Tameris at the scene and more than 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the man’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact The Sheriff’s Office if they saw him. A little later that afternoon, a woman received the alert on her home answering service and recognized the description. She contacted The Sheriff’s Office and the man was located safe, 6 miles away from his home.

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Location: Mason, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 04, 2012

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Mason, Ohio (Warren County) Police Department When a 13 year old boy was reported missing the morning of August 4, 2012, Supervisor Melissa activated A Child Is Missing Alert. The boy had only been in the United States for a couple of months and while he knew a few of the local stores nearby, concern for his safety was growing as he had been missing overnight. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding his home. As a result, an employee at a local lodge remembered seeing him in an arcade a short time prior. With this information, Police were able to track the boy to an address about 3½ miles away from his home that evening.

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Location: Omaha, NE

Children - Recovered: Friday, August 03, 2012

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Omaha, Nebraska (Douglas County) Police Department In the middle of the night on August 3, 2012, an 8 year old girl was reported missing after she went outside to let her family’s dogs out and never returned. Sergeant Lance Worley called A Child Is Missing to assist and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, giving her description and asking anyone that may have information about her to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report, “The telephone alert made contact with the parties who had taken in the missing child overnight, who then notified Police at the nearby command post.” Ultimately the girl was located safe about a quarter mile away from her home.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, August 03, 2012

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office When a 12 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Tampa on August 3, 2012, Detective Pramberger activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation, nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses nearby the girl’s home. The alert calls gave the girl’s general information and asked anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response, two tips were received which helped deputies locate the girl safe approximately 10 miles away from her home later that night.

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Location: Pendleton, OR

Children - Recovered: Thursday, August 02, 2012

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Pendleton, Oregon (Umatilla County) Police Department Four tips were received that helped Pendleton Police locate a missing 13 year old boy on August 2, 2012. The boy had gone missing after leaving a note behind threatening to harm himself. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 800 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the boy’s home. He was ultimately found safe about a mile away in a nearby community park.

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Location: Millington, TN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, August 02, 2012

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Millington, Tennessee (Shelby) Police Department “The missing person was located 5 miles from home. He was a runaway with medical conditions that concerned us. Your calls notified residents that helped in the search.” This was written by Officer John Hanna after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on August 2, 2012. The missing person was a 13 year old boy that had not been seen since the previous afternoon. After about 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the boy’s home, he was located safe by Police that night.

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Location: Knox, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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Starke County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The evening of Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Dispatcher Jana activated A Child Is Missing Alert for Patrolman Jeremiah Patrick who was leading the search for a 13 year old boy. The boy’s mother had reported him missing when she went to check on him and he was nowhere to be found. She reported that this behavior was out of character for her son and her concern was growing. Upon activation, over 300 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, asking anyone with information about the boy to contact the Sheriff’s Office. In response, a home where the boy was playing at unbeknownst to his mother got the alert and notified the family, ending the search.

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Location: Lima, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Lima, Ohio (Allen County) Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 2012, three children, aged 9, 11 and 12 were reported missing to the Lima Police Department after they went chasing after a Labrador in the backyard of their home and never returned. Dispatcher Missy activated A Child Is Missing Alert for Officer Rader that was leading the search and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the children’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw the children. In response, a tip came in that the children were spotted playing at a local park about one and a half miles away. Police responded and located the children safe.

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Location: Independence, KY

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Kenton County, Kentucky Police Department The late afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 2012, Sergeant Ben Wilson called A Child Is Missing Alert. His agency had found a 7 year old boy playing by himself in some pools of rainwater and was attempting to locate where he belonged. The boy was able to give basic information but was not able to tell Police where he lived. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing placed out about 400 telephone alert calls near where the boy was found. As a result, “We received a call from a neighbor telling us where the child lived so we were able to locate his mom,” wrote Sergeant Wilson.

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Location: Vicksburg, MI

Children - Recovered: Friday, July 27, 2012

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Vicksburg, Michigan (Kalamazoo County) Police Department “We will continue to use this program and we believe this program will save lives,” wrote Sergeant Lucas Keene. His agency activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 27, 2012 when a 10 year old autistic boy went missing from his home. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s home. In response, the agency received several calls from the public which assisted them in locating the boy safe a few miles away later that day.

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Location: Leachville, AR

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Leachville, Arkansas (Mississippi County) Police Department The morning of July 26, 2012, Communications Officer James activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the Leachville Police in their search for an 89 year old man with dementia. The man had not been seen in several hours and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, over 400 telephone alert calls were sent out covering the rural area where the man was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, two tips were called in that assisted Police in locating the man a short time later about a quarter of a mile away.

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Location: Humboldt, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Humboldt County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office Thursday, July 26, 2012, Sheriff Dean Kruger activated A Child Is Missing Alert in regards to a 14 year old boy that had been reported missing from the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near the area, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone that might have information about him to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response a tip came in that helped deputies locate the boy safe walking along a road about a half mile from where he went missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was a half hour.

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Location: Manchester, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Manchester, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department “Caller received the alert. She notified the police that she had observed the missing male walking in the hallway of her apartment building.” The missing male was a 79 year old man suffering from dementia. Lieutenant James Soucy activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 25, 2012 in an effort to locate the man. Upon activation, over 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The tip from the woman helped Police locate the man safe about a mile from his home.

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Location: Redford Township, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Redford Township, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department July 25, 2012, a naked 4 year old boy was found sitting on a bench in Redford Michigan and Lieutenant Holt had the task of determining where the boy belonged. He did not know his name or where he lived. To assist in the effort to find out more about the boy, the Lieutenant activated A Child Is Missing Alert, and a recorded message was sent to 500 residents around the area where the boy was located, giving his description and asking anyone that might know him to call Police. In response, an area resident that knew the boy and received the alert called the Police and was able to give Police information about the boy’s parents. The boy had learned how to unlock the door and had wandered away unbeknownst to his parents.

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Location: Maple Heights, OH

Amber Alert - Recovered: Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Maple Heights, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department A good example of A Child Is Missing Alert being used in conjunction with The Amber Alert. The night of Sunday, July 22, 2012, Senior Dispatcher Rachel activated A Child Is Missing Alert. The father of an 8 month old boy had taken the baby after an argument with the mother. Police were concerned because the father had a violent criminal past. Before he left, he set fire to the mother’s vehicle and made threats to kill the family. While issuing the Amber Alert, A Child Is Missing placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls surrounding the area. Both the father’s description and the baby’s description were given. According to the follow-up report received by A Child Is Missing, “We received several phone calls stating the child was seen and corroborated with the information given when the child returned. This helped sort other information received and guided officers in the correct direction.” Ultimately the child was located safe a short distance away.

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Location: Cohoes, NY

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Cohoes, New York (Albany County), Police Department When a 20 year old woman with diminished mental capacity went missing from her home in Cohoes on July 19, 2012, Dispatcher Ann Marie activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Lieutenant Keese was leading the search and over 1,100 calls were sent surrounding the girl’s home address, giving her description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. About an hour later, a sighting was reported by a Police Officer a few blocks away and a second phone alert was sent to that area. According to the case follow-up report sent by the agency, “Numerous residents responded to the scene offering to assist in the search along with Police Officers and on their own.” The woman was located safe that evening a quarter mile from her home.

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Location: North Port, FL

Silver Alert - Recovered: Thursday, July 19, 2012

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North Port, Florida (Sarasota County) Police Department “After contacting A Child Is Missing Alert, the man was located at a Regions Bank in Port Charlotte,” wrote Officer Bumgarner after activating the alert on July 19, 2012. An 85 year old man with Alzheimer’s had gone missing from his home in North Port. Upon activation, nearly 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the man was last seen. Tips from these calls assisted Police in locating the man safe at the bank, approximately 10 miles away from his home.

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Location: Ogden, UT

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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“A citizen received the call and then saw the child near his home. The child was found as a direct result of the telephone calls that A Child Is Missing sent out.” This after Dispatcher Lowther activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 17, 2012. A 7 year old boy was missing from his home in Ogden. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent out to assist Officer Lowther at the scene. The tip from the alert citizen assisted Police in locating the boy safe about a half mile from his home.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Monday, July 16, 2012

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department The morning of Monday, July 16, 2012, Detective Slaninka activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in its search for a missing 11 year old girl. The girl had not been seen since the previous night and concern for her safety was growing. Upton activation, over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 5 tips came in that helped Police locate the girl safe about a quarter mile away from her home.

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Location: Gallitzin Boro, PA

Children - Recovered: Monday, July 16, 2012

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Gallitzin Borough, Pennsylvania (Cambria County) Police Department “Our agency received 1 phone call and 1 verbal tip which led us to the child’s location,” wrote Chief Gerald Hagen after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on July 16, 2012 regarding a 16 year old girl. A Child Is Missing placed almost 800 telephone alert calls which helped Police locate the girl safe about 3 miles away from her home.

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Location: Woodhaven, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, July 13, 2012

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Woodhaven, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department “Several calls were received. We were able to track his direction of travel and locate him at a gas station. Thank you for your assistance!” Lieutenant Harwood wrote this after his agency contacted A Child Is Missing Alert on July 13, 2012. A 78 year old man suffering from dementia had gone missing from his home. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Five tips were received that helped Police locate the man safe, about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Gerald, MO

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Gerald, Missouri (Franklin County) Police Department Monday, July 9, 2012, two sisters, ages 12 and 15 were reported missing in Gerald. Lieutenant Heidbreder activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search, the first time the agency had used the service. Upon activation, the area was mapped out and more than 750 alert calls were sent to the area in Gerald where the girls were last seen. As a result, several residents called into the Police Department with information. Those calls assisted Officers in the safe location of the girls two days later, 25 miles away.

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Location: East Point, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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East Point, Georgia (Fulton County) Police Department The afternoon of July 10, 2012, Lieutenant McCullough called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 16 year old boy had run away from home and hadn’t been seen since July 1. There had been a sighting of the boy about 20 miles away in Stone Mountain and the agency was requesting alerts be sent out in Stone Mountain and near the boy’s residence. Nearly 1,200 alert calls were sent, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. That evening a tip came in from the Stone Mountain area and the boy was brought home safe to his mother.

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Location: Chico, CA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Chico, California (Butte County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, July 10, 2012, a toddler was found by herself near Chestnut Street in Chico wearing a flowery dress and no shoes. The little girl was brought to the Police station while Officer Moore began the search to determine where the girl came from. Dispatcher Denise Dominguez activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and nearly 800 telephone alert calls were sent to area residents, giving the girl’s general description and asking anyone who might have information about her to call Police. According to the follow-up report, 22 minutes after activation, the agency received a call from a woman that knew where the child lived. The woman went to the child’s home, where a babysitter confirmed the child was missing.

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Location: Jonesboro, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, July 06, 2012

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Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The morning of Friday, July 6, 2012, Detective Chris Helton activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in locating a missing 19 year old girl. The girl suffered from diabetes, was mentally delayed and her family feared for her safety. Upon activation, over 980 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s Riverdale home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. As a result, a tip came in from a citizen that spotted the girl at a local gas station. Deputies responded and located the girl safe about 5 miles from her home.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 05, 2012

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Thursday, July 5, 2012, Dispatcher Natasha called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Corporal Hawthorn was leading the search for two missing girls, aged 13 and 14 that been reported missing from Hot Springs National Park. Upon activation, over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the girls were last seen, asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, 4 tips were received that helped deputies locate the girls safe about two tenths of a mile away.

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Location: Clarksville, TN

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, July 01, 2012

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Clarksville, Tennessee (Montgomery County) Police Department Sunday, July 1, 2012, a 72 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s wandered away from the home she shares with her son. Dispatcher White activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Jones at the scene and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home, giving the missing woman’s description and asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, a resident called in with a tip. That tip helped officers locate the woman safe a short time later.

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Location: La Plata, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Officer Goddard activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 14 year old girl had been reported missing from Waldorf after an argument with her mother the previous afternoon. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, giving the girl’s general description and asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, a single tip was called in that assisted officers in locating the girl safe at a relative’s home in a neighboring county about 20 miles away.

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Location: Farmington, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Farmington, New Hampshire (Strafford County) Police Department The night of Thursday, June 28, 2012, a 1 year old boy went missing from his family’s tent while camping in Farmington. Sergeant John Mullen and Sergeant John Drury responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search efforts. Upon activation, nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, asking citizens to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information on the boy’s whereabouts. In response, several residents came out to assist in the search. The volunteer searchers aided Police in locating the boy safe a short time later in the woods approximately a quarter mile from the campsite.

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Location: Lyons, GA

Silver Alert - Recovered: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Toombs County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The night of Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Dispatcher Candice Mosley activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Wallis Thompson. The Sergeant was leading the search for a missing 86 year old woman suffering from dementia in Vidalia. Upon activation, more than 400 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the woman’s rural home. In response, a few tips came in from area residents that assisted deputies in locating the woman safe that night.

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Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County) Police Department Officer Taylor called A Child Is Missing Alert the afternoon of June 26, 2012. A 92 year old man had been missing since early that morning and there was concern for his safety because he was being treated for asthma, heart and blood pressure conditions. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to call Police. As a result, tips were called in that assisted Police in locating the man safe about a mile away from his home.

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Location: Erlanger, KY

Silver Alert - Recovered: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Erlanger, Kentucky (Kenton County) Police Department Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Lead Communications Officer Josh Fields called A Child Is Missing asking to activate an Alert. An 85 year old man reported to have memory loss had not returned home as expected from church and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation nearly 800 telephone calls were sent to residents and businesses encompassing both the area around both the man’s home and the area around the church. About 10 tips were called into the department, which assisted Officers in locating the man safe in a wooded area about 1.5 miles away later that evening.

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Location: Hollywood, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Hollywood, Florida (Broward County) Police Department “Calls alerted residents to call PD and advised where they saw female earlier in the evening,” wrote Operator Denise after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on June 19, 2012. A 91 year old woman on medication for high blood pressure and a heart condition had gone missing from her home. Upon activation, more than 1,300 telephone alert calls went to residents and businesses around the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Two tips with information came in, helping Police to locate the woman safe approximately 6 miles away.

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Location: Munster, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Munster, Indiana (Lake County) Police Department The evening of Monday, June 18, 2012, Officer Mike Silsby called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 81 year old man with dementia had gone missing from his home in Munster. Upon activation, more than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tips came in, helping Police to locate the man safe later that night, approximately 6 miles away.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 18, 2012

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office “Thank you for your help in widening the search to 13 miles and all your help informing area residents that helped in the search,” wrote Deputy Phillip Fisher after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on Monday, June 18, 2012. A 12 year old boy was reported missing that morning from his home in Hot Springs Village. A Child Is Missing placed over 500 telephone alert calls to area residents, giving the boy’s description and asking them to contact The Sheriff’s Office with any information. Tips from the alert calls and area searchers helped Police locate the boy safe that evening about 10 miles away from his home.

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Location: Tooele, UT

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Tooele County, Utah Sheriff’s Office “Our agency received two calls. One advising they saw the subject more than 1 hour prior to the alert and the second stating they saw the subject in a neighboring city.” This came after Dispatcher Stephanie activated A Child Is Missing Alert on June 16, 2012 to assist The Sheriff’s Office in their search for a missing 66 year old man with Alzheimer’s. Upon activation, more than 700 alert phone calls were sent to residents and businesses around the man’s home. The tips assisted deputies in locating the man safe about 7 miles away from that afternoon.

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Location: Hialeah, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, June 15, 2012

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Hialeah, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Police Department Friday, June 15, 2012, a 74 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from her home in Hialeah. Detective Colon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. Upon activation, more than 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the missing woman’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the department. According to the case follow-up report, “The alert notified a citizen who saw a female matching the description given who alerted Police.” The woman was recovered safe, about a quarter of a mile away from her home, less than one hour after activation.

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Location: Lansing, IL

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 11, 2012

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Lansing, Illinois (Cook County) Police Department The morning of Monday, June 11, 2012, two siblings, ages 10 and 13 were reported missing to Lansing Police. They had taken off with bags of food, clothing, and each had taken a Spiderman blanket. Detective Tony Curtis activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency and over 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the children’s home, asking anyone with information to contact the Police department. In response, the agency received over 80 calls from the public. Help from these callers assisted in the search, and the two children were located safe ½ mile away from their home.

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Location: French Camp, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 10, 2012

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San Joaquin County, California Sheriff’s Office Sunday June 10, 2012, a 66 year old woman with Schizophrenia went missing in Lathrop and Sergeant Hood activated A Child Is Missing Alert. The woman had gone missing before and based on that knowledge, an area of Stockton was targeted in the alert as well as the area surrounding her home and a third region where there had been a sighting. Upon activation, an alert phone call went to those areas, giving the woman’s general description and asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. In response a tip was received that helped deputies locate the woman safe approximately 4 miles away. “Great service,” wrote Sergeant Hood.

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Location: Elkhart, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, June 08, 2012

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Elkhart, Indiana (Elkhart County) Police Department Friday, June 8, 2012, Lieutenant Brent Long called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 87 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing from an assisted living facility that she had just moved into the previous day. Over 450 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the facility, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, 3 tips were received and several residents came out to assist in the search. Information from the tips and help from the search assisted Police in locating the woman safe approximately 15 miles away from the facility.

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Location: Lugoff, SC

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Lieutenant Danny Templar called A Child Is Missing Alert. He was seeking assistance in locating a 75 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s reported missing from his home in Cassatt. The area where the man lives is a sparsely populated wooded area and the agency had set up a command post to effectively search. A Child Is Missing Alert sent nearly 500 telephone alert calls to residents nearby, giving them the man’s description and asking them to contact The Sheriff’s Office if they had any information. Upon activation, residents began coming to the command post to assist with the search and many of them were familiar with the roads in the rural area. The man was located safe about 25 minutes after the alert was placed. Lieutenant Templar wrote, “ Your service is and has been a tremendous help for our agency.”

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Location: Livonia, MI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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Livonia, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department Two 14 year old girls were reported missing from their homes in Livonia on June 5 2012, and Officer Buck called A Child Is Missing to assist. The girls had not been seen for several hours, it had grown dark and concern for their safety was growing. Upon activation, over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to citizens nearby both girls’ residences, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tips came in. The case follow-up from the agency said: “Very effective tool. Lead to recovery of both missing juveniles.” The girls were ultimately located safe at a residence 3 miles away.

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Location: Cartersville, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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Cartersville, Georgia (Bartow County) Police Department The A Child Is Missing Alert Program was called by Investigator Karla Sperling on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. She was seeking assistance in a search for a missing 14 year old boy who had gone missing the previous night. A Child Is Missing launched approximately 1,000 alert phone calls in the area of Brookside Court where the boy had last been seen. As a result, tips came into the department that helped Police locate the boy safe about 4 miles away the next day.

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Location: Brigantine, NJ

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 04, 2012

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Brigantine, New Jersey (Atlantic County) Police Department Monday, June 4, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported missing and Officer Sweet activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Upon activation, more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s last seen location, which was only a few blocks from Brigantine Beach. In response to the alert, 4 tips came in which helped Police to locate the boy safe, about a mile away.

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Location: Ormond Beach, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 03, 2012

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Ormond Beach, Florida (Volusia County) Police Department When a 72 year old woman was reported missing the early afternoon of June 3, 2012, Corporal Doggett activated A Child Is Missing to assist in the search. The woman suffers from Alzheimer’s and had walked off from her home upset earlier in the day. Upon activation, over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to citizens surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, two tips were received. One of those tips came later in the evening from a resident that had spotted the missing woman while out driving. Ultimately, the woman was found safe, 2 miles away from her home.

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Location: Hudson, MA

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, June 03, 2012

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Hudson, Massachusetts (Middlesex County) Police Department “Resident received the alert and recognized the missing person walking nearby.” This was written by Sergeant Dipersio after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on June 3, 2012. An 18 year old boy had been reported missing from his home in Hudson and his family was concerned that he may harm himself. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to residents surrounding the boy’s home. The tip from the resident helped Police locate the boy safe approximately 1 mile away from his home.

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Location: Brentwood, TN

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 03, 2012

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Brentwood, Tennessee (Williamson County) Police Department Sunday, June 3, 2012, Dispatcher Linda activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Surre. Upon activation, nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to assist the agency in their search for a missing elderly man with dementia. The case follow-up report received after the case read: “In this case a 92 year old man walked away from an assisted living center. He was found by a resident who received a call from ACIM and came to the area to assist with the search. Your help was greatly appreciated. Thank you.”

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Location: Littleton, CO

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 02, 2012

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Littleton, Colorado (Arapahoe County) Police Department “We appreciate your assistance in locating the parents of the two children. We received a call from a neighbor of the girls and were able to locate the parents.” This was written by Communications Supervisor Redfern after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on June 2, 2012. Two girls, aged 4 and 5 had been found walking along a busy intersection in Littleton. The girls were able to give their first names, but no other identifying information and a canvas of the area did not produce further clues. Upon activation of the alert, over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the intersection, giving the girls’ description and asking anyone who might know them to call Police. Shortly after the calls were sent, a neighbor called the department, and it was discovered the children had wandered nearly half a mile from their homes.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 02, 2012

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Saturday, June 2 2012, Deputy Charles Huegel activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 14 year old boy had been reported missing to his agency. Upon activation, nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the residence in Albemarle where the boy was last seen, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, a tip came in that lead deputies to a residence about a mile away from the boy’s home, where he was found with some of his friends.

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Location: Lawrenceburg, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 01, 2012

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Dearborn County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office “Hundreds of volunteers came out to help search. Volunteers on ATV located the child in the forest a short distance from his home at 5am the following morning.” This was written by Deputy Clapp after an exhaustive search for a 7 year old boy ended favorably on May 31, 2012. The boy had gone missing after getting lost while riding an ATV with his sister. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 100 telephone alert calls to the rural area which assisted in bringing out volunteers. The boy was heard yelling for help by a volunteer the next morning. He was unharmed but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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Location: Perry, UT

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, June 01, 2012

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Perry City, Utah (Box Elder County) Police Department The morning of Friday, June 1, 2012, Sergeant Scott Hancey called A Child is Missing to activate The Alert. An 86 year old woman suffering from dementia was reported missing and hadn’t been seen since the previous evening. Upon activation, nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, residents came out to assist with the search and a local radio that heard of the phone alert also aired the woman’s information. This assistance helped Police to locate the woman unharmed in a field approximately half a mile from her home.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department Thursday, May 31, 2012, a 67 year old man suffering from Dementia and Chronic Bronchitis requiring oxygen was reported missing from his home in Severn. Sergeant Price responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. Initially a little over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the man’s current residence in Severn, giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. A few minutes later, an additional set of 1,000 alert calls were sent to an area where the man previously lived, believing he could be headed toward that area. Tips came into the department that helped narrow down the search to the area where the man previously lived. This enabled Police to locate the man safe approximately 15 miles away from his home.

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Location: Ottumwa, IA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Ottumwa, Iowa (Wapello County) Police Department Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Sergeant Johnson called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 72 year old man suffering from diabetes had left that morning for a walk. It was growing dark and he had not yet returned. Concern for his safety was growing as he had not taken his medication which could be affecting his state of mind. Nearly 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent by A Child is Missing Alert surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response to the alert, tips were phoned into the department. According to the case follow-up from the department, “Numerous calls led officers in the direction of citizen sightings. He was found at a location called in by a citizen.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 1 hour.

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Location: Homedale, ID

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Homedale, Idaho (Owyhee Perce County) Police Department When a 3 year old girl was reported missing from her home on Oregon Avenue on May 30, 2012, Corporal Montes activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency with the search. Upon activation, nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home, giving the girl’s physical description and asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the department. The girl was located safe a short time later. According to the case follow-up report by Corporal Montes, “There were a lot of volunteers, about 100-150 people. This was the most volunteers we have seen come together, this program was very successful and helpful in finding the missing child.”

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Location: Lugoff, SC

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Kershaw County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office The night of May 29, 2012, a 3 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Cassat and The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office began a search. Captain Phillips activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency and nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s home. In response, many nearby residents volunteered to assist in the search of the wooded area, which helped deputies to locate the boy safe about an hour after the alert was placed. According to the follow-up report sent to ACIM, The Alert “worked very well.”

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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Kent County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office Sunday, May 27, 2012, an 8 year old boy with autism was reported missing from his home in Grand Rapids. The boy was supposed to have gone to a neighbor’s house and when his mother went to check on him, he was gone. Dispatcher Danderloon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Deputy Cardosa at the scene and over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. One of those calls went to a home where the child happened to be playing with a friend. The mother at that location, upon hearing the alert, immediately brought the boy home, ending the search.

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Location: Salina, KS

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Salina, Kansas (Saline County) Police Department Officer Jones was called to Birch Street on May 27, 2012 where a toddler had been found wandering alone that morning. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated in an effort to find where the boy belonged. Upon activation, 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents near Birch Street, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone that might know him to contact Police. Tips from the alert assisted Police in locating the boy’s mother. Dispatcher Rose Haaga wrote, “Results were immediate, the child’s mother was located within 10 minutes of calling A Child Is Missing.”

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, May 19, 2012, a 27 year old woman reported to have psychological difficulties was reported missing by her family. Upon activation of the Alert, over 1,000 telephone calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. Initial tips received as a result of the alert lead Police to the woman’s abandoned car and residents nearby reported seeing a woman matching her description that appeared disoriented and entering a nearby canal area. Due to the concern for the woman’s safety, The Sheriff’s Office brought in helicopters, K-9 units, dive teams and Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging equipment in order to search the area which was thick with trees and underbrush. Deputies were finally able to locate the woman Sunday night using the advanced imaging equipment that allowed the deputies to see the woman hiding in the underbrush. This was written by Detective Cochran regarding the assistance by A Child Is Missing: “The calls provided witnesses which lead to a search of an area where the missing endangered person was located. Thank you very much for your help!”

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Location: Chilton, WI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Calumet County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office “Worked great, the second call was a neighbor who had seen the child across the street,” wrote Investigator Steier. The child was a 7 year old boy that had been missing for three hours on May 19, 2012. Investigator Steier was at the scene leading the search when Dispatcher Baer activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Upon activation, almost 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. The alert generated two tips, helping Police to locate the boy safe about a mile away from his home.

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Location: Bangor, ME

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 17, 2012

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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.

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Location: Webster, MA

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Webster, Massachusetts (Worcester County) Police Department “Program worked,” said Officer Bruce Hamm of A Child Is Missing when he activated the Alert on May 16, 2012. A 53 year old woman believed to be in need of medical assistance went missing from her residence that evening. Upon activation, more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding her home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The alert generated approximately 10 tips which helped Police locate the woman safe about 5 miles away.

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Location: Bridgeville, PA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Bridgeville Borough, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department “Thank you, great system you have. Received several calls and leads on child and located him within 30 minutes to an hour from your assistance.” This was written by Officer Itzel after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on May 16, 2012. A 12 year old boy had gone missing and while there were sightings of him walking to his school bus, he never made it to school. More than 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the region around the area where the last sightings of him were. In response, over 20 tips were called in. The boy was located safe less than 2 miles away.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Tampa, Florida (Hillsborough County) Police Department One tip was all it took to help locate a missing 81 year old man suffering from dementia. That tip was received after Communications Officer Sterling activated A Child Is Missing Alert on May 10, 2012 to assist Officer Baranowski at the scene. Upon activation, more than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home. The calls asked anyone with information to contact Police. The tip helped Police locate the man safe in an area ½ mile away from his home.

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Location: Mt Clemens, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, May 07, 2012

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Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office According to the case follow-up report returned by Dispatcher Hudson, the missing 80 year old woman was found safe on May 7, 2012 with the assistance of A Child Is Missing Alert. The woman was reported missing when she did not return from a Doctor’s visit and there was concern for her safety because she suffers from Dementia. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents near both her residence and near the Doctor’s office. The agency received 6 calls with information, but it was the first call that helped deputies locate the woman safe, less than half an hour from the time of activation.

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Location: Utica, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, May 03, 2012

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Utica, New York (Oneida County), Police Department The afternoon of May 3, 2012, a 61 year old man suffering from dementia was reported missing from his home in Utica. Sergeant Convertino activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. Upon activation, more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tip came in helping Police to locate the man safe, less than one mile away.

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Location: Torrington, CT

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 03, 2012

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Torrington, Connecticut (Litchfield County) Police Department According to the case follow-up report, “One phone call led to another number of the person that picked up the missing person. Thanks for the help!” The person was a 14 year old girl that was reported missing on May 3, 2012. Officer Cobb activated A Child Is Missing and over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the region where the girl was last seen. Tips received enabled Police to locate the girl safe approximately 8 miles away later that afternoon.

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Location: Wheeling, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Wheeling, Illinois (Cook County) Police Department “Caller saw victim walking and called back after receiving ACIM call.” This after Officer Kim activated A Child Is Missing Alert on May 1, 2012 in reference to a missing 84 year old man suffering from dementia and hearing loss. The man, who had not been seen for a couple of hours, was suspected to have wandered away from his home. Concern for his safety was growing as it was beginning to rain. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the man’s home, giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. One tip from a recipient of the alert helped Police locate the man safe approximately 3 miles away.

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Location: Towson, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department When a 12 year old girl did not return home from school on April 26, 2012, Officer Shields activated A Child Is Missing Alert. It was confirmed that the girl had been in school, but did not get onto her bus to come home. Nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding both the girl’s home and her school, asking anyone with information about her to contact Police. In response, Police received 5 calls with information that helped them locate the girl safe that evening.

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Location: Bluffton, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Bluffton, Indiana (Wells County) Police Department “The phone calls were very helpful,” was the response from the Bluffton Police department after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on April 24, 2012. A 78 year old man suffering from dementia had been reported missing from his home near East Dustman Road in Bluffton and Officer Ford responded to the scene. Dispatcher Mike called A Child Is Missing which resulted in more than 1,100 telephone alert calls going to the community around the man’s home. Four tips were generated which helped Police to locate the man safe about ¼ mile away.

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Location: Gastonia, NC

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Ranlo, North Carolina (Gaston County) Police Department When a 20 year old man with Asperger’s was reported missing the evening of April 23, 2012, Officer Dowd activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the area where the man was last seen, giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Tips received as a result of the alert enabled Police to locate the man safe in a local park less than a half mile away. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 30 minutes.

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Location: Clayton, NC

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Clayton, North Carolina (Johnston County) Police Department The evening of April 23, 2012, Sergeant Pruden called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 15 year old girl had been reported missing from her home. Upon activation, over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, tips were received that helped Police to locate the girl safe at a residence about 2 miles away.

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department “The missing woman was subsequently observed by a woman who was made aware of her disappearance by the alerts.” This was written by Chief Coleman McDonough after Officer Crabb activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 22, 2012. A 77 year old woman had been reported missing by her husband after she did not return from a morning walk. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the region which helped Police to locate the woman safe that evening approximately 4 miles away.

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Location: Huntingdon, TN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Carroll County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office When a 16 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Huntingdon on April 21 2012, Communications Technician Jamie activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Deputy Mike Taylor at the scene. Upon activation, over 200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact the Sherriff’s Office if they had information on her whereabouts. A resident checked his own farm and located the girl in a pasture roughly 1 mile from the main road and over 5 miles from her residence. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 1 hour.

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Location: Floyd, VA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Floyd County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office When a 14 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Meadows of Dan on April 18 2012, Officer Bryce responded to lead the search. Dispatcher Tammy activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and 200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a tip was received that enabled deputies to locate the boy the next evening at a residence approximately 5 miles away from his home.

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Location: Whittier, CA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Whittier, California (Los Angeles County) Police Department April 19, 2012, Detective Woods contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert to assist his agency in locating a 12 year old girl. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home, giving her description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, the agency received tips that helped them to locate the girl safe later that evening at a nearby park.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department “A resident down the street from where the child resides called in,” wrote Detective Jackson after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert to aid in his search for a missing 12 year old boy on April 18, 2012. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home. The tips led to a wooded area behind the boy’s home where Police located him a short time later.

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Location: Alliance, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Alliance, Ohio (Stark County) Police Department The afternoon of April 18, 2012, Dispatcher Rebecca Wheeler activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant David Bair in a search for a missing 9 year old boy. The boy’s mother had reported him missing while they were at a local park. Nearly 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A tip was received by a resident less than an hour later and Police were able to locate the boy safe approximately ¼ of a mile away from the park.

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Location: Akron, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Akron, Ohio (Summit County) Police Department Out of the 1,300 telephones that were called by A Child Is Missing Alert on April 17, 2012, only one tip was received. That was the tip that was needed to help Police bring home the missing 11 year old boy. The boy had gone missing that afternoon and Officer Kianos activated The Alert to assist. The boy was located safe that evening approximately .3 miles away from his home.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 16, 2012

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department It was getting dark on April 16, 2012 when Officer Cassamento contacted A Child Is Missing Alert in regards to two missing 12 year old girls. The girls had last been seen at their middle school and concern for their safety was growing. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the region, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tips came in from residents indicating that the girls were walking towards the local mall. Police responded and found the girls at the mall in line for the movies. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 45 minutes.

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Location: Davenport, IA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 14, 2012

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Scott County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office The morning of April 14, 2012 a two year old boy was reported missing from his home in LeClaire. Dispatcher Vickie activated A Child Is Missing to assist Officer Cottrell at the scene. Over 600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses, asking them to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information on the missing boy. “Within minutes of activating this program, numerous people were providing information to police and out looking for the missing child,” said LeClaire Police Chief Brian Carsten. He also said the alert ‘ultimately led to the information that located the child.’ The boy was found safe a couple of houses away.

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Location: Lafayette, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, April 13, 2012

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Lafayette, Indiana, (Tippecanoe County) Police Department On April 13, 2012 at 12:50pm, A Child Is Missing was contacted by Dispatcher Girant requesting assistance in locating a missing 86 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and business owners surrounding the woman’s home as well as a local Goodwill store where the woman was thought to be headed. In response, a tip was received that helped Police to locate the woman safe, less than one hour after the alert.

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Location: Elwood, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Elwood, Indiana (Madison County) Police Department “Thank you for helping locate the child,” wrote Sergeant Blake after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on April 11, 2012. An 11 year old boy had been reported missing from Elwood after he was sent home from a playing basketball with a friend and hadn’t been seen in a few hours. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy had last been seen, helping Police to locate him safe approximately half a mile away.

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Location: Rockdale, IL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Rockdale, Illinois (Will County) Police Department When a 14 year old girl was reported missing on April 10, 2012, Officer Lindley activated A Child Is Missing Alert, a first for the agency. The girl was reported to have mental health problems which had led her to harming herself in the past and her family and Police were concerned for her safety. Upon activation of A Child Is Missing, over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses around the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The next day, a recipient of the alert call spotted the girl in an area approximately 2 miles from her home and contacted Police, ending the search.

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Location: Johnstown, PA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Jackson Township, Pennsylvania (Cambria County) Police Department “The two runaway girls would not have been located as quickly and efficiently as they were without the use of this organization. The department received multiple calls leading to their location.” This was written by Officer Kristy Vaught after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on April 10, 2012 to assist her agency in locating two missing girls, aged 14 and 16. The girls had not been seen in over a day when they had been picked up from a relative’s home in a vehicle. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing placed over 1,400 telephone alert calls which helped Police to locate the girls safe approximately 14 miles away.

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Location: Winter Haven, FL

Silver Alert - Recovered: Monday, April 09, 2012

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Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Silver Alert When a 79 year old man did not return home after going for a drive in Lakeland on April 9, 2012, Deputy Sonya Smith activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Officials were concerned because the man had recently had heart surgery and did not have his medication with him. Additionally, he suffered from memory loss. Nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, giving the man’s description as well as a description of his vehicle. A woman that received the alert call at her home was driving a little over an hour after the alert was placed and saw a man and vehicle matching the description in the parking lot of an auto parts store. She spoke to the man and asked his name. When she determined that the man was the missing man, she called the Police and the man was recovered, safe.

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Location: Duncan, OK

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 07, 2012

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Duncan, Oklahoma (Stephens County) Police Department It was the middle of the night on April 7, 2012 when Detective Fitzhugh activated A Child Is Missing Alert regarding a missing 8 year old girl. Due to the concern for the girl’s safety, calls were sent despite the late hour to assist the department with the search. When the girl was still missing at 7am, an expansion of the calling area was made covering nearly 3 miles. In response, several calls came in from residents. One of those calls was from an individual that knew where the child was. That person was able to contact the residence and get the child returned home, safe at approximately 9:35am.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, April 07, 2012

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department The morning of Saturday, April 7, 2012, Lieutenant Crowell was leading the search for a missing 33 year old woman. There was concern for the woman’s safety due an item of clothing found lying in the road near her home. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and over 1,200 alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Police. In response, 3 tips with information came in, helping Police to locate the woman safe, approximately 1 mile from her home.

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Location: Westminster, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Maryland State Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, April 5, 2012, a 12 year old girl wandered away from her home in Sykesville with her two year old little brother. Sergeant Knight with the Maryland State Police was leading the search for the siblings and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Over 800 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the children’s home, giving a description of the children and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 12 respondent calls were received, helping Police to locate the children safe, approximately 2.5 miles away.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 05, 2012

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office It was just after 5am on Thursday, April 5, 2012 when Sergeant Robert Rogers contacted A Child Is Missing to request telephone alert calls be sent out to Holiday, Florida regarding a 4 year old boy that had been found wandering by himself. The boy did not know his own name and could not tell deputies where he lived. The telephone alert call included a physical description of the boy and his clothing. The calls were sent to a small radius near the intersection where the boy had been found. When no tips came in from the initial callout, the radius was expanded. Finally, a tip came in as a result of the expanded alert that enabled officers to determine where the boy belonged.

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Location: Village of Irvington, NY

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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Irvington, New York (Westchester County), Police Department The evening of Wednesday, April 4, 2012, an 8 year old girl was reported missing from home after she was disciplined at school. She had last been seen near a wooded area close to a stream and concern for her safety was growing. Detective Foley and Officer Vize activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, the agency received several tips and several people came outside to assist in searching for the girl. The assistance from the community helped Police to locate the girl safe approximately ¼ mile away from her home.

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Location: Lathrop, CA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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Lathrop, California (San Joaquin County) Police Services The afternoon of Wednesday, April 4, 2012, a 14 year old girl was reported missing when she did not return home after the school day. Her parents had not seen her since she left for school, but her friends reported that she had not shown up at the school. Deputy Watson activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent covering both the girl’s residence and the school in hopes that someone may have information on her whereabouts. In response, the agency received tips that helped them to locate the girl safe that evening in an area approximately 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Omaha, NE

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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Omaha, Nebraska (Douglas County) Police Department The evening of April 3, 2012 a 63 year old man with Alzheimer’s and diabetes was reported missing from his residence in Omaha. The man told his family he was going golfing, walked away and hadn’t been seen in hours. Sergeant Swanson activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and over 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the man’s home. As a result, the agency received over 20 tips that gave various sightings of the man. The information from the calls assisted Police in locating the man safe, approximately 1 mile away the next morning.

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Location: Lumberton, NC

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, April 02, 2012

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Lumberton, North Carolina (Robeson County) Police Department When a 71 year old man suffering from a lung disease was reported missing from his home, Officer Lawry activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several tips came in that enabled Police to locate the man within minutes in an area approximately 2 miles away from his home.

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Pembroke Pines, Florida (Broward County) Police Department “Woman heard alert and began to drive around to assist. She observed missing person and called police.” This was written by Detective Silver after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on March 29, 2012 to assist his agency in locating a 12 year old girl. Over 1,200 telephone alert calls had been placed in an effort to find the girl when she went missing from school. Police responded to the tip and were able to recover the girl safe, approximately 1 mile from the school.

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Location: Canton, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The evening of Thursday, March 29, 2012, a 14 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Canton. It had been 4 hours since anyone had seen her and she did not have a cell phone with her. Furthermore, she had no friends within walking distance. Investigator Hands activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, a tip came from a resident that had seen the girl near a wooded area. This helped deputies to refocus the search area and ultimately the girl was located safe approximately one half mile away.

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Location: North Huntingdon Township, PA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County) Police Department The afternoon of March 27, 2012, a 17 year old girl was reported missing from Irwin. Officer McCurdy and Sergeant Rizzo responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home and her school asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. Some parents that lived in the area received the alert call and contacted their own children. Eventually, a child that was with the missing girl received a call from a parent that received the alert and the girl was driven home.

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Location: East Point, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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East Point, Georgia (Fulton County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, March 25, 2012, Lieutenant McCullough activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search for a 15 year old boy. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. Shortly after activation, the boy’s parents were given information by the residents that had received the alert. The information enabled them to locate their son safe, and the search brought to an end.

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Location: Solon, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, March 23, 2012

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Solon, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department On March 23, 2012, an 83 year old man was reported missing from home by his wife. She was becoming very concerned because the man suffers from dementia and had not been seen for several hours. Officer Digiovanni activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the area where the man had last been seen, giving his description as well as a description of his vehicle and asking anyone with information to contact Police. One tip came in from a caller that stated she had seen him walking in an area a mile away. Police responded and located him in his vehicle in the area, lost.

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Location: Cartersville, GA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Cartersville, Georgia (Bartow County) Police Department A fifteen year old girl was reported missing after she hadn’t been seen for over three days on March 19, 2012. The girl was thought to have run away with another older girl. Lieutenant Ledbetter activated A Child Is Missing Alert giving the description of the missing girl as well as the older girl. Over 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area asking anyone with information about the missing girl to contact Police. A tip came in as a result that helped Police to locate the girl safe that two days later approximately 3 miles away.

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Location: Union City, NJ

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Union City, New Jersey (Hudson County) Police Department When an 11 year old girl ran away from her mother at the end of the school day on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Union City, Detective Diaz activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist her agency’s search. Over 2,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking anyone with information on the girl’s whereabouts to contact Police. Approximately one half hour after the alert was sent, the girl returned home stating that her friends had told her of the telephone alert calls and that she had become scared and chose to return home on her own. The alert brought a quick resolution, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Plantation, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, March 19, 2012

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Plantation, Florida (Broward County) Police Department The evening of Monday, March 19, 2012, Officer Tofexis was leading the search for a missing 77 year old woman suffering from dementia. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A little over a half an hour after later, a tip came in as a result of the Alert, which enabled Police to locate the woman safe, approximately one half mile away.

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Location: Des Moines, IA

Children - Recovered: Monday, March 19, 2012

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Des Moines, Iowa (Polk County) Police Department The evening of Monday, March 19, 2012, Sergeant Bagby was leading his agency’s search for a missing 8 year old boy. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and nearly 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a tip came in that helped Police to locate the boy safe approximately 1 mile from his last known location.

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Location: Rockville, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Montgomery County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, March 17, 2012, Detective Morgan contacted A Child Is Missing to request assistance in locating an 11 year old girl that did not come home the previous day from school. Over 2,500 telephone alert calls were sent to areas surrounding both the girl’s home and her school, asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Tips from the calls enabled deputies to locate the girl later that afternoon, 3 miles from her last known location.

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Location: Redford Township, MI

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 16, 2012

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Redford Township, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department The evening of Friday, March 16, 2012, an 11 year old boy was reported missing by his parents. He had not been seen for 6 hours, which was unusual behavior for him. Lieutenant Holt responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and 1,660 telephone alert calls were sent to residents in the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a resident that received the alert contacted the agency to report that she had seen a boy matching the description in a nearby park. The Police checked the tip with the parents as this was an unusual place for the boy to be, but the parents verified that the boy was familiar with the park. Ultimately, the boy was located at the park, safe, over 3 miles from his last known location.

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Location: Springfield, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Grandview, Illinois (Sangamon County) Police Department The evening of Wednesday, March 14, 2012, a 95 year old woman suffering from dementia wandered away from her home in Springfield. Officer Schlindwein responded to the home to lead the search and Dispatcher Gaffigan activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home. In response, 3 residents called the Police Department with information that helped lead to the woman’s safe recovery. She was found less than half an hour after the alert was activated in the yard of a resident approximately .3 miles away from her home. She was conscious but weak and taken to the hospital.

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Location: Winchester, VA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Frederick County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office It was growing dark in Fredericks County Virginia on March 10, 2012 when the Sheriff’s Office received a call that two 6 year old boys were missing in Stephens City. The boys were thought to have run away because their best friend had just moved. Sergeant Kittoe responded to the home where the boys were last seen and Dispatcher Cathy Dunn activated A Child Is Missing to assist the officers at the scene. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area. In response, a tip came in from a resident that had seen the two boys at a nearby playground. Deputies responded and located the children safe, approximately 1 mile away from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Des Moines, IA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Des Moines, Iowa (Polk County) Police Department On March 10, 2012, an 11 year old boy was reported missing to the Des Moines Police Department. Dispatcher Kasie contacted A Child Is Missing for Officer Andrew Phipps, who was leading the search. Nearly 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding two addresses where it was believed the boy could be. Residents who received the call were able to assist Police in locating him ½ mile away. Officer Phipps reported, “Numerous people in the neighborhood called in to assist in locating the child.”

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Location: Dallas, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, March 09, 2012

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Paulding County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Thursday, March 8, 2012, Operator Melony Thompson called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 61 year old man was missing from Lithia Springs and Officer Whritenour began a search for him. The man had not been seen since late the night before and concern for his safety was growing. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the man was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. The following morning, the man’s daughter called, stating that she was notified that the Police were searching for her father. The person that notified her had received the telephone alert call. The man was safe and with his daughter, and the search ended. This is a good example of how word of mouth can lead to a safe assisted recovery. Citizens helping each other to help law enforcement can save time, money and in some cases, lives.

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Location: McKeesport, PA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 08, 2012

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department “Within minutes of calling your system we received a call,” wrote Sergeant Olinsky after activating A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in locating a missing 12 year old girl on Thursday, March 8, 2012. It was nearly 5:00 in the evening and the girl hadn’t been seen since 7:30 that morning. Nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the area where the girl was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 3 tips were received that enabled Police to locate the girl safe at the local library approximately 20 minutes after activation.

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Location: Valparaiso, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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Valparaiso, Indiana (Porter County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, March 7, 2012, an 11 year old boy was reported missing in Valparaiso. Lieutenant Kostelnik activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen. In response, 12 residents called in with tips regarding the boy’s whereabouts. One caller reported seeing the boy hitchhiking on a road a little over a mile away from where he went missing. Officers responded and located the boy safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under half an hour.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 02, 2012

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Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) Police Department The morning of Friday, March 2, 2012, a 10 year old boy was reported missing when he did not show up for school in Indianapolis. Detective Endres activated A Child Is Missing Alert as she had done several times in the past with success. Nearly 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent to the neighborhood where the boy was last seen, asking residents to contact Police if they spotted him. In response, a recipient of the alert saw the boy and called Police, remaining with him until they arrived. The boy had missed his bus and had been wandering around the neighborhood until Police located him.

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Location: Rockville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Montgomery County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office “We activated ACIM 50 minutes after our search and rescue coordinator arrived on scene. Initial high priority areas were searched by helicopter, k-9’s, bike units and patrol. At 4:52pm, we began receiving calls from the community which lead to the discovery of the victim at 5:24pm.” This was reported by Detective Huggins after activating A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in locating a 91 year old woman suffering from dementia. She was located safe 1.25 miles away from her last seen location.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the parents of two 7 year old girls reported them missing to Police after they disappeared while playing in the front yard of their Merrimack home. It was late afternoon and darkness was approaching. Sergeant Levesque activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents, asking anyone with information on the girls’ whereabouts to contact Police. In response, three tips were received from residents that reported seeing the girls in some nearby woods. Police responded and located the girls, safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under half an hour.

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Location: Paragould, AR

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Paragould, Arkansas (Greene County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Lieutenant Williams was leading the search for two missing girls, ages 14 and 16. They had last been seen at their high school the previous afternoon and concern for their safety was growing. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and nearly 1,500 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the high school and an address 11 miles away in Marmaduke, where it was believed the girls could be headed. In response, several tips came in which helped Police to find both girls safe later that day.

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Location: Peachtree City, GA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Peachtree City, Georgia (Fayette County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, February 22, 2012, a 14 year old boy was reported missing in Peachtree City after when his family awoke and he was gone. Lieutenant Jenkins called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert and over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had information. The child had gone to a friend’s home where he had spent the night. The friend’s mother received the alert and when she learned of the boy’s missing status, she contacted Police, ending the search.

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Location: Ormond Beach, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Ormond Beach, Florida (Volusia County) Police Department It was nearing midnight on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 and Officer Armanlous was leading his agency’s search for a missing 79 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. The woman had left that night after a brief argument with her husband and a search of the neighborhood showed no signs of the woman. A Child Is Missing was activated to assist and despite the late hour, nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents, asking residents to check their property and to contact Police if they saw her. At approximately 4:45 that morning, a resident that had received the alert was driving in an area 20 miles away and spotted a woman that matched the description. The Police were called and the woman was located, safe.

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Location: Sewell, NJ

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Washington Township, New Jersey (Gloucester County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, February 21, 2012, a 12 year old girl was reported from her home and Officer Gereaghty was leading the search. The girl had last been seen at her residence earlier in the evening wearing pajamas with no shoes and concern for her safety was growing. A Child Is Missing was activated to assist and nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact the Police if they had any information on her whereabouts. Numerous residents came outside to check around their property after they received the alert call. The home where the child was at noticed all of the searchers and it was through communication with the searchers that they realized the missing girl was at their home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 45 minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Henniker, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, February 20, 2012

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Henniker, New Hampshire (Merrimack County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday February 19, 2012, a husband reported his 48 year old wife missing from a park where they were watching their children ski. She had left for just a moment to go to the restroom and never returned. She had a history of wandering off due to a mental condition that involves anxiety and would appear normal to anyone she might meet. Officer Martin contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the surrounding area. According to the case follow-up: “Within minutes of the alert, we began receiving calls. Thank you very much for the help. The family was extremely grateful and stated no other law enforcement agency had worked so hard in locating their loved one. A Child Is Missing was part of that success.” The woman was ultimately located 24 hours later walking in the woods.

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Location: Milford, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Milford, Ohio (Clermont County) Police Department “It was reported that one of the missing girl’s friends got a call as well as the resident at the location where the girl was located.” Sergeant Mahan wrote this after activating A Child Is Missing on February 19, 2012 to assist his agency in finding a 12 year old girl reported to have a psychiatric disorder. She had been gone for two days and did not have her required medication. Nearly 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the surrounding area by A Child Is Missing Alert, asking anyone with information to contact Police. One of the girl’s friends that received the alert call contacted the girl’s mother with her whereabouts, ending the search.

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Location: Ruskin, FL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “It was one of the volunteers that located the subject walking down the road.” The volunteer had received an alert call from A Child Is Missing after Deputy Meyes activated the service in the early morning hours of February 18, 2012. A 17 year old boy with various medical needs had gone missing from his home in Riverview. Over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses asking anyone with information to contact Police. Several residents began to help in the search and the boy was located safe approximately 2 miles from his home.

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Location: Port St Lucie, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 17, 2012

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Port St Lucie, Florida (Saint Lucie) Police Department- It was 10:30pm the night of Friday, February 17, 2012, and a 12 year old boy reported to have a mental disorder was reported missing from his home in Port St Lucie. Officer Kerns activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency with the search and more than 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home. Within a half an hour, a resident that received the alert checked his property and found the boy in his front yard. He was 1.5 miles away from home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than a half hour.

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Location: Canton, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office “This service is awesome. Within 5 minutes of calls being initiated we learned that this missing male was picked up by a cab and taken to the Atlanta Airport.” This was written on the case follow-up by Sergeant Grier after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on February 15, 2012 in an effort to locate a missing 71 year old man suffering from dementia. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed surround the area in Alpharetta where he was last seen. The tips enabled deputies to locate the man safe at the airport, 40 miles away.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Child was located in less than one hour after calls went out” The child was a 12 year old boy that had run away from his home at 7am on February 14, 2012. Sergeant Willis activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and approximately 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the boy’s home as well as an intersection nearby where a neighbor had spotted him. Tips from the alert calls helped Police to locate the boy safe, 3 miles away from his home.

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Location: West Memphis, AR

Children - Recovered: Sunday, February 12, 2012

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West Memphis, Arkansas (Crittenden County) Police Department The evening of Sunday, February 12, 2012, Officer Bracey activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search for a 15 year old boy. The boy had not been seen since the previous afternoon and while he normally played and socialized in the neighborhood, it was unusual for him not to return home by dark. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen. One of those calls went to the house where the boy was at, and upon hearing of the alert, the boy returned home, ending the search.

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Location: Towson, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, February 11, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported from his home in Pikesville and Officer Jacob activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist as his agency had done numerous times successfully in the past. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Information received as a result of the alert calls helped Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 4 miles away from his home. This marked Baltimore County’s 16th safe assisted recovery.

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Location: Caldwell, ID

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 10, 2012

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Canyon County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office “A Child Is Missing Alert was sent out at 7:40pm on 2/10/12 for the child. Within an hour of the alert, a woman who had received a phone call recognized the girl and called into dispatch. The girl was returned home safe and unharmed.” This was written in the follow-up by Deputy Bruni who activated the Alert to assist his agency in finding a 12 year old girl that had gone missing after leaving a note to her family. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent asking residents to contact The Sheriff’s Office if they had any information on the girl’s whereabouts. Ultimately she was found 1mile away from her home.

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Location: Bedford, TX

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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Bedford, Texas (Tarrant County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, February 8, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Bedford. Further heightening concern was that the boy’s backpack had been found abandoned in his driveway. Dispatcher Karns activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Cottongame at the scene and more than 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, the agency received tips that helped Police to locate the boy 2 hours later, approximately 5 miles away.

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Location: Parma, OH

Children, Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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Parma, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, February 7, 2012, a 20 year old woman with autism went missing from her home in Cleveland. Officer Romanello activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist with the search and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to an area surrounding both the woman’s home and a nearby high school where she had been found before. The alert calls gave the woman’s general description, what she was last seen wearing and asked residents to be on the lookout, then to contact Police if they had any information on her whereabouts. Tips received as a result of the alert calls helped Police to locate the woman safe, less than one hour later, a little less than 2 miles from her home.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, February 7, 2012, a 12 year old boy was reported missing in Antioch after being sent to his room. Detective Jackson activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the boy’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up, “The alert helped because it put pressure on the boy to turn himself in.” The boy returned home on his own later that evening after being told by people in the area that the Police were searching for him.

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Location: Winter Haven, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, February 06, 2012

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Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office When a 57 year old woman suffering from a mental illness went missing in Lakeland the morning of Monday, February 6, 2012, Deputy Pastula activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. More than 2,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the area where the woman was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. A respondent caller reported they had seen a woman matching the description at a nearby boat ramp. Deputies responded and located the woman safe, approximately 3 miles away from her home.

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Location: Tucker, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 04, 2012

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Dekalb County, Georgia Police Department The morning of Saturday, February 4, 2012, two boys ages ten and eleven were reported missing after one of the boys jumped out of his mother’s car and ran off with the other. The two boys had a history of running away together and getting into trouble. Detective Dewberry activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area in Clarkston where they were last seen, asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, 5 tips were received that helped Police to locate the boys at a local mall at 9pm that evening. “Thank you for assisting in the safe return of the children,” wrote the Detective.

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Location: Caro, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 04, 2012

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Caro, Michigan (Tuscola County) Police Department “Child was located as a direct result of automated telephone calls. A Citizen found her crying on a street corner and helped her call her grandmother.” The child was a 10 year old girl reported missing by her mother the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, 2012. Lieutenant James Dreoux activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Chief Brian Newcomb and other members of his agency searching for the girl. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The grandmother had come to pick the girl up but had failed to notify the girl’s mother, who then reported her missing. The alert calls brought forth the information quickly, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Chattanooga, TN

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 03, 2012

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office “We received information within ten minutes of the call and I was able to locate her from tips.” This was written by Corporal Carson after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on Friday, February 3, 2012. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent out in Harrison asking for assistance in locating a 13 year old girl that had gone missing from her middle school. Ultimately, due to the assistance from the alert calls, the girl was returned to the school, safe.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 03, 2012

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office Over 1,600 telephone alert calls seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a missing 7 year old girl were launched in Jacksonville after Detective Chapman activated The Alert Program. The girl had last been seen at her school on the afternoon of February 3, 2012. Two tips were received due to the alert that helped Police locate the girl one hour later, approximately one mile away from the school.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County) Police Department The night of Wednesday, February 1, 2012, a 9 year old girl was reported missing from her home after she went to walk her dog and did not return. Sergeant Beavers contacted A Child Is Missing and provided the girl’s description to be distributed via telephone alert in hopes that someone may have seen her. Nearly 1,700 alert calls were sent asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report, “After the alert was activated we started receiving calls almost immediately, several tips were followed up on.” These tips helped Police to locate the girl safe, approximately one half mile away from her home less than one hour after activation.

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Location: Huntingdon, TN

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Carroll County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office When a 50 year old woman with dementia wandered away from her assisted living facility in McKenzie on January 31, 2012, Dispatcher Rachel activated A Child Is Missing to assist Lieutenant Sawyers at the scene. Over 900 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near the home. As a result a tip came in from a person that had seen a woman matching the description going into a wooded area. Deputies responded and located the woman, safe, approximately 1.5 miles away from her home.

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Location: Wexford, PA

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Northern Regional, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department “The first call to our department received was from the homeowner. They noticed the male in their woods when they arrived home and then received the broadcast call. The elderly male was located and transported to the hospital to be evaluated.” This was written by Sergeant Lott after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert the evening of January 28, 2012 in an effort to locate a 78 year old man suffering from dementia and pneumonia. Temperatures were near freezing and the medications the man was taking made him prone to hallucinations. Almost 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 40 minutes.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) Police Department It was approximately 5pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 when Detective Endres activated A Child Is Missing to assist him in his agency’s search for a missing 58 year old woman. The woman had left on foot a half an hour prior and had multiple medical needs for which she required oxygen, which she left without. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home asking residents to check their own property and to contact Police if they saw the woman. In response, less than a half an hour after the alert was sent, a worker from a nearby business contacted Police and stated that the woman had come into their store complaining that she couldn’t breathe. The woman had been taken to the hospital and the clerk contacted Police, who were able to end the search, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 27, 2012

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office The evening of Thursday, January 26, 2012, a 9 year old boy packed his bags and ran away from his home in Jacksonville. Detective Richardson contacted A Child Is Missing and provided the boy’s description to be distributed via telephone alert in hopes that someone in the neighborhood might have seen him. Nearly 1,500 homes and businesses were alerted. At 6:30 the next morning, a citizen who received an alert call that was on his way to work recognized the boy walking down the street. The man notified Police who recovered the boy, safe.

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Location: Medford, OR

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, January 27, 2012

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Medford, Oregon (Jackson County) Police Department The evening of Friday, January 27, 2012 a 51 year old man with a mental disability was reported missing from his home by his brother. His brother was particularly concerned because the man did not have a history of walking away and due to his disability did not know his address or phone number. Dispatcher Sierra activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Venables at the scene and more than 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. In response, numerous sightings were reported and he was ultimately located safe, walking in an area approximately 5 miles away from his home.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Silver Alert - Recovered: Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department “Thanks for your service! ACIM combined with the Silver Alert helped us find this missing person!” The missing person was an 81 year old woman with Alzheimer’s that had driven away from an assisted living facility the afternoon of January 26, 2012. She had just arrived at the facility and did not know the area or how to get back. It was unknown exactly how long she had been missing but it was possibly up to 6 hours. Given this information, telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the facility as well as the woman’s previous residence in Virginia. In response, the station received several calls with information and these leads along with the information generated from the Silver Alert enabled Police to locate the woman safe approximately 35 miles away later that evening.

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Location: Worcester, MA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Worcester, Massachusetts (Worcester County) Police Department When two children, an 8 year old boy and a 10 year old girl were reported missing the afternoon of January 25, 2012, Officer Richard Gonzalez utilized every tool to help locate the children including A Child Is Missing Alert. Over 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the area where the children were last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Two women that received the alert searched around their property and spotted them in a nearby driveway. They contacted Police who responded and located the children, safe.

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Location: Prince William, VA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Prince William County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office The morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2012, PIO Jonathan Perok activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search for a missing 13 year old girl. He provided a physical description of the girl to be distributed via telephone alert to areas surrounding the girl’s home and a friend’s home where the girl had been spotted. More than 1,500 calls were sent, asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office. In response a caller reported that they had seen a girl matching her description walking out of a wooded area nearby. Police responded and located the girl, safe.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 23, 2012

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department Over 2,000 telephone alert calls seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a missing 12 year old boy were launched in Las Vegas after Detective Denney activated the Alert Program. The boy had last been seen Saturday, January 21, 2012 at noon. Three tips came in that helped Police locate the boy safe approximately 45 minutes later, one mile away from his home.

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Location: Plainfield, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 23, 2012

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Plainfield, Indiana (Hendricks County) Police Department “Contacted A Child Is Missing number and gave necessary information. Within 10 to 15 minutes, a nearby neighbor got the call, stepped out of his residence, and located the child.” This was written by Officer Elston after he activated the Alert on Monday, January 23, 2012 in an effort to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The boy was located safe and it was discovered he had chased his dog up to a mile away while missing.

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Location: Smyrma, DE

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 20, 2012

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Smyrna, Delaware (Kent) Police Department Friday, January 20, 2012, Detective Dunning contacted A Child Is Missing in reference to two missing boys. The boys, ages 15 and 13, had last been seen the previous evening and were believed to be together. Over 2,000 telephone alert calls were launched to the neighborhood surround South Street where the boys had last been seen. Tips from the community helped Police to locate the boys safe in Newark, approximately 28 miles away.

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Location: Crowley, LA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office A twelve year old boy wrote a note to his grandfather stating he was running away after getting into trouble in school and disappeared the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18, 2012. His grandfather contacted Police and Sergeant Perry responded. Temperatures were expected to drop that night and everyone was concerned for the boy’s safety. Dispatcher Dell activated A Child Is Missing to assist and over 600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response 4 tips came in. One tip was from a business owner that stated the boy was in his shop trying to sell his baseball. Police responded and returned the boy home, safe.

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Location: Coral Springs, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Coral Springs, Florida (Broward County) Police Department When Dispatcher Erin called A Child Is Missing the afternoon of January 17, 2012, she was seeking assistance in the search for a missing 77 year old man- a case Officer Hatfield was working. The man had suffered a stroke just three days prior and his caregivers were concerned for his safety. Telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home as well as a nearby Wal-Mart where it was believed the man could be headed. Tips that came in helped Police to locate the man safe approximately half an hour after the alert was launched. “Thanks so much for the help,” wrote Dispatcher Erin.

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 16, 2012

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana (East Baton Rouge County) Police Department “Officers found the missing girl and brought her home in good health. Thanks for the assistance!” Sergeant Brenda Gann wrote after an intensive search for 12 year old girl that had been missing for a day came to an end on Monday, January 16, 2011. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 1,300 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the girl’s home asking anyone with information about the girl to contact Police. In response, a resident reported that he had seen the girl in the backyard of a residence near his home. Total time from activation to alert was less than 50 minutes.

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Location: Elizabeth, PA

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 16, 2012

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Elizabeth Borough, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department The afternoon of Monday, January 16, 2012, Officer Butler contacted A Child Is Missing in to request assistance in the search for a missing 16 year old boy. The boy had not been seen since Friday night and concern for his safety was growing. More than 1,300 telephone alert calls were placed to the area he was last seen. In response, 8 tips came in, one of which was a direct sighting. Those tips helped Police to locate the boy safe that night, 15 miles away from where he was last seen.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Children - Recovered: Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) Police Department It was after midnight on January 14, 2012 when Sergeant Hubbard contacted A Child Is Missing to request assistance in locating a missing 13 year old boy. The boy was reported to be developmentally delayed and as a result is easily confused and prone to becoming lost. He had last been seen earlier that evening when he went outside to play but he did not return home. Despite the late hour, approximately 200 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the boy’s home, asking residents to contact Police if they saw him. By early morning the boy was still missing and an additional 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent over a 3 mile radius. Finally a citizen that received the call spotted the boy and notified Police. The boy was located safe, approximately 2 miles away from his home at 7:30am.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office When an 11 year old boy was reported missing the afternoon of Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Dispatcher Dustin Bentley activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Lieutenant Blackwood at the scene. The boy had last been seen walking down the road when he had disappeared and it had been nearly an hour since anyone had seen him. Nearly 100 alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s home. Within 15 minutes of activation, a neighbor came forward stating that the boy was at her home. She had received the alert call and notified deputies of the child’s whereabouts, ending the search.

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Location: Towson, MD

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department Officer Flynn activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in locating a missing 13 year old boy on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The boy had last been seen leaving a friend’s home at three thirty in the afternoon. It was nearing six with no sign of the boy. Over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the friend’s home as well as the missing boy’s home. In response eight tips came in that helped Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 1 mile away from his home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 31 minutes.

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Location: Monticello, IN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, January 07, 2012

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White County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The evening of Friday, January 6, 2012 a 9 year old boy was reported missing by his babysitter in Brookston. Detective Roth responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. Nearly 800 telephone alert calls were sent to neighbors and businesses surrounding the boy’s home. According to the case follow-up from Detective Roth, “Moments after the phone call was made by your agency, we had several citizens assist us with our search. Approximately 15 minutes after the phone call, our subject was found and returned home.”

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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Pembroke Pines, Florida (Broward County) Police Department “Reportee heard alert, followed instructions and located missing person on his property. He had been missing for over 12 hours,” wrote Detective Silva after an exhaustive search ended for a missing 78 year old man. The man suffers from Alzheimer’s in addition to being blind which heightened concerns for his safety. Nearly 4,000 telephone alert calls were sent over a 4 hour period in three rounds during the search. The man was located approximately 1.5 miles away from his home.

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Location: Corunna, MI

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 02, 2012

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Shiawassee County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The evening of Monday, January 2, 2012, a 15 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Lennon. Dispatcher Angie activated A Child Is Missing on behalf of Sergeant Chapmen, who was at the scene. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response a call came in from a resident that had given the boy a ride. The man was able to give information as to the boy’s location and Police were able to locate the boy safe, approximately 1.5 miles away from his home.

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Location: Lawrenceburg, IN

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 01, 2012

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Dearborn County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Sunday, January 1, 2012, a 17 year old girl with Down’s syndrome was reported missing from her home in Lawrenceburg after she climbed out of her bedroom window. Captain Hartsburg called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, 2 tips came in that enabled deputies to locate the girl safe on a nearby street approximately ½ mile from her home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately 35 minutes.

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Location: Braddock, NJ

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, December 30, 2011

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Winslow Township , New Jersey (Camden County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, December 29, 2011, a 73 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his home in Sicklerville. His daughter stated that the man had wandered off before but had been found quickly and it was past four hours with no sign of him. She also stated that he could cover good distances in a short amount of time. Detective Barrett activated A Child Is Missing and over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the man’s home. According to the case follow-up received from the Detective, “Your services were very helpful to the return of the missing man. We received calls with people who saw him due to your phone calls.” The missing man was finally located the next day, 50 miles away.

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Location: Muscle Shoals, AL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, December 30, 2011

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Colbert County) Police Department The morning of Friday, December 30, 2011 a 27 year old disabled man was reported missing from his home in Muscle Shoals. Dispatcher Gilley activated A Child Is Missing to assist Officer Nesbit at the scene. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The agency received several calls in response from citizens that had seen the man walking in the area. One call from an employee of the local gas company came in that gave the man’s location approximately 1 mile from his home. Police responded and located the man.

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Location: Solon, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Solon, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, December 29, 2011, a father contacted the Police when his 10 year old daughter went missing. The girl had gone missing after she and her father had argued and she received a punishment. Officer Haines activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and nearly 1,900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, Police received two calls with information, which led them to the girl’s neighbor. The girl had gone to her neighbor’s home while being punished and the neighbor received the alert and immediately notified Police. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 30 minutes.

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Location: Sevierville, TN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Sevier County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office The morning of Thursday, December 29, 2011, a 9 year old boy was reported missing after his family awoke and discovered he was not in his bedroom. Communications Supervisor Sparks activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Detective Hodges at the scene and over 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. A woman that received the alert told her husband about the boy. The man spotted the boy while at a local store and contacted Police. The boy was recovered safe approximately one hour after the alert was launched, 4 miles away from his home.

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Location: Hamilton, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Hamilton, Ohio Police Department (Butler County) The afternoon of Wednesday, December 28, 2011, Dispatcher Isaacs contacted A Child Is Missing requesting assistance in locating a 14 year old girl. The girl had not been seen since the late morning and was reported to have special needs. She went missing after being told she was not allowed to have a puppy. She had gone missing in the past but always came home within a few minutes. It was growing dark and cold and Police and her parents feared for her safety. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, ten tips were received that helped Police to locate the girl safe in an area approximately 1 mile away from her home.

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Location: Coral Springs, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, December 26, 2011

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Coral Springs, Florida (Broward County) Police Department The evening of Monday, December 26, 2011, Sergeant Hines activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in locating a missing 81 year old man reportedly suffering from dementia. The man had last been seen earlier that afternoon riding his bicycle near his home. Nearly 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Approximately 3 tips came in with sightings of the man which helped Police to re-orient their search. Finally, approximately half an hour after the alert, the man returned home safe with the help of citizens.

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Location: Prince Frederick, MD

Elderly, Disabled - Recovered: Monday, December 26, 2011

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Maryland State Police Department “Thanks for your assistance! Numerous calls came in that she was spotted,” wrote Officer Saucerman after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on Monday, December 26, 2011. The Officer was leading the search for a missing 61 year old woman reported to be suffering from mental disorders and hadn’t been seen since Saturday night. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where she was last seen. Tips generated from the alert helped Police to locate the woman safe, walking along the side of a road approximately 25 miles from where she went missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 1 hour.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On December 22, 2011, a 73 year old woman became disoriented and wandered away from her home in Seffner. Dispatcher Wood activated A Child Is Missing to assist Corporal Fogarty at the scene and nearly 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a resident that had received the alert a few blocks away from the woman’s home saw the woman leaning on a mailbox. She then called the Sherriff’s Office, ending the search.

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Location: Cumberland, MD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Maryland State Police Department The morning of Saturday, December 17, 2011, a 16 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Cumberland. Sergeant Garrett called A Child Is Missing to assist in the search. Nearly 600 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the area where the boy was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, ten calls with tips were received, enabling Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 1 mile away. “Very helpful,” wrote Sergeant Jason Palouchi. “A lot of the callers stated that they saw the boy approximately a half hour prior.”

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Location: Akron, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Akron, Ohio (Summit County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, December 20, 2011, A Child Is Missing was contacted by Sergeant Garrett regarding a missing 10 year old boy. A full description of the boy was reported and his last known location was given to be broadcast in hopes that someone in the area may have seen him. Nearly 1,500 homes and businesses in the region were notified of the boy’s disappearance. In response, the agency received several calls from residents that had seen the boy. One of those calls lead Police directly to the boy just a few houses away from where he went missing.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office A 76 year old woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from her home in Silver Springs on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Caregivers and friends were concerned because the woman had a history of wandering off and becoming lost and was known to be a fast walker. Sergeant Barkley contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding woman’s home, requesting anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response, 7 tips came in with sightings of the woman, enabling deputies to locate the woman safe, approximately 2 miles away. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 20 minutes.

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Location: Porterville, CA

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 19, 2011

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Porterville, California (Tulare County) Police Department The morning of Monday, December 19, 2011, Detective Echevarria contacted A Child Is Missing to request assistance in finding a missing 11 year old boy. He provided a full description of the boy to be distributed in hopes that someone in the area might have information on his whereabouts. Over 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response 2 tips came in that helped Police to locate the boy at a friend’s home later that afternoon.

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Location: Anchorage, AK

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 18, 2011

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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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Location: El Dorado, KS

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Butler County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office When a 12 year old boy went missing from Douglas the early evening of Sunday, December 18, 2011, Deputy Briseno contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. The boy was reported to have special needs and had run away from his parents. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response, two calls came in with sightings of the boy, helping deputies to narrow the search area. Finally the boy was located by a resident hiding in their backyard.

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Location: Norcross, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Norcross, Georgia (Gwinnett County) Police Department Early in the morning hours of Thursday, December 15, 2011, a 14 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Norcross. Officer Sobhani contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,400 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, tips came in enabling Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 1 mile from his home.

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Location: Miami, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Miami-Dade, Florida Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, December 14, 2011, a 10 year old boy was reported missing in Miami. Detective Fluellen activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, asking neighbors to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw the boy. In addition, Police went door to door, brought a K-9 unit and asked the media to help. While some witnesses did report seeing the boy, they stated he ran away when his name was called. Finally, at seven thirty that evening, the boy was discovered walking towards his home. According to the case follow-up from Detective Fluellen, the alert phone calls along with the media coverage and the intensive search by Police had compelled the boy to return home.

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Location: Lexington, MS

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office When a 15 year old boy went missing from Durant, Mississippi, Dispatcher Brown activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist the agency’s search. After more than 1,000 alert calls were launched detailing the boy’s description and last known whereabouts, The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received help from the public. This information enabled them to locate the boy safe, in the woods behind his home the next morning.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office “Approximately 10 minutes after the calls went out, the child was recovered,” wrote Detective Richardson. This after a search for a 7 year old girl that had gone missing after playing with some other children on the evening of Wednesday, December 14, 2011. More than 700 telephone alert calls were sent out by A Child Is Missing. One of those calls went directly to the mother of a child the girl was playing with. The mother walked outside with the girl and found the officers that were searching for her.

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Location: Nashua, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, December 11, 2011, a 16 year old boy was reported missing by his parents after they found a disturbing note from the boy. Detective Lee responded and activated A Child Is Missing to assist in his agency’s search. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents surrounding the boy’s home address and in downtown Nashua in hopes that someone might have seen him. In response, several calls came in but ultimately word got back to the boy about the alert calls and the intense search by Police. The boy finally came home the morning of Tuesday, December 13th on his own after hearing of the concern for his safety.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 05, 2011

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department The afternoon of Monday, December 5, 2011, Detective Hernandez called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program regarding two missing boys ages ten and eleven. They had last been seen early that morning. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed surrounding the area where the boys were last seen. Four calls were received in response and as the detectives passed out flyers in the area, the residents in the area were aware that the boys were missing due to the alert calls. Several residents reported seeing the boys, confirming they were together and in the area. These helpful residents along with good investigative work enabled Police to finally locate the boys safe, ½ mile from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Peru, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 05, 2011

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Peru, Indiana (Miami County) Police Department The evening of Monday, December 5, 2011, Officer Keller was leading the search for a 14 year old boy reported missing from his home in Peru. More than 1,300 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, giving his general description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, tips came in that helped Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 1 mile from his home. “Outstanding resource, Thank you” wrote Officer Keller.

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Location: Jennings, LA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Jennings, Louisiana (Jefferson Davis County) Police Department The evening of Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Lieutenant Lassiter contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert for a missing 7 year old boy. The boy had gone missing from his grandmother’s home in Jennings while playing. Over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The department received numerous calls from residents asking if they could assist in the search. A search team was organized and eventually the boy was located safe that evening, one half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Goldsboro, NC

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Goldsboro, North Carolina (Wayne County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Investigator Bevell activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in finding a missing 36 year old woman reportedly suffering from schizophrenia. The woman hadn’t been seen since the previous evening and Police and caregivers feared for her safety. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the woman was last seen and according to a written response from Investigator Bevell, within 10 minutes, 2 tips came in placing the woman at a nearby park. Police responded and discovered the woman cold and wet from a recent thunderstorm.

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Location: Peachtree City, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Peachtree City, Georgia (Fayette County) Police Department On the evening of Saturday, November 26, 2011, a 53 year old man suffering from autism was reported missing from his home. It was growing dark and caregivers were becoming more concerned for his safety. Sergeant Smith activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 4 calls with sightings of the man came in. Police responded and located the man safe, walking home about 6 miles away.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, November 25, 2011

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Henderson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office “Within a few minutes after the alert went out, a resident in the notification area saw the missing person walking on the side of the road,” wrote Sergeant Carriker after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Friday, November 25, 2011. A 78 year old man reported to be suffering from dementia and dependent on insulin had gone missing from his home in Hendersonville that afternoon. Approximately 100 telephone alert calls had gone out to the rural area surrounding the man’s home. He was located a short time later approximately 2 miles away.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Children - Recovered: Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Hendersonville, North Carolina (Henderson County) Police Department The early afternoon of Thursday, November 24, 2011, a 16 year old boy was reported missing by his father. His father was concerned because the boy suffers from autism and had gone for a short walk. He usually came back within ten minutes and it had been over an hour. Dispatcher Howard activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Smith, who was leading the search and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home. In response 15 calls came in from residents that reported seeing the boy walking. One tip in particular was from a man that saw the boy walking at an intersection a little over 2 miles from the boy’s home. Police responded and located the boy at a gas station tired due to walking but uninjured. He was reunited with his father.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, November 22, 2011, a 13 year old girl ran away after threatening to harm herself. Detective Southwell activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. When no significant tips came in, the calling area was expanded and an additional 1,500 calls were sent out a short time later. Finally in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 23, three citizens called in to report they saw had seen a girl matching her description walking. Officers responded and located the girl, approximately 3 miles from her home.

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Location: Aberdeen, SD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Aberdeen, South Dakota (Brown County) Police Department “System worked well. Child was located shortly after calls began,” Officer Wood wrote in a follow-up after A Child Is Missing Alert calls led to a boy’s safe recovery on November 23, 2011. The 5 year old had gone missing from his home that afternoon and nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls had been placed to residents and businesses, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Tips received in response to the alert enabled Police to locate the boy safe, approximately 1.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Logansport, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Cass County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office Two brothers aged nine and sixteen went missing Wednesday, November 23, 2011. The boys had last been seen at their grandmother’s home that afternoon and disappeared without a trace. Dispatcher Amery activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 2,000 telephone alert calls were placed covering both the grandmother’s home and the boy’s mother’s home, in hopes that a neighbor or business had spotted them. In response, five calls with information were received. That information helped deputies locate the boys walking down a road, approximately 2 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The early afternoon of Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Sergeant MacDowell was leading the search for 48 year old man missing from his home in DeLand. His family was concerned because the man was reported to be suffering from schizophrenia and hadn’t been seen since very early that morning. A Child Is Missing Alert was called to assist, placing over 1,100 telephone alert calls to the area surrounding the man’s residence. An area resident spotted the man at a nearby shopping center after receiving the alert call in conjunction with viewing a missing flyer that the Sheriff’s Office had sent to the public. This is an excellent example of joint resources dovetailing successfully.

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Location: Shirley, MA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Shirley, Massachusetts (Middlesex County) Police Department In the early hours of Sunday, November 20, 2011, Sergeant Santiago contacted A Child Is Missing regarding a 12 year old boy that had gone missing from his home. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home, giving his general description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Over 50 calls came into the station reporting sightings. Tips from these calls helped Police locate the boy safe, approximately 1 mile from his home. This was the second time A Child Is Missing Alert had the privilege of assisting Sergeant Santigo with a safe recovery this year.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 18, 2011

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department “Recovery due to activation.” Detective Southwell wrote after activating A Child Is Missing the morning of Friday, November 18, 2011. He was leading the search for three missing siblings between the ages of 10 and 11. They had last been seen walking together and it was suspected that they might have been abducted by a non-custodial family member. Nearly 3,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the area where the children were seen walking, asking anyone with any information to contact Police. A citizen that had seen the children called in, enabling Police to locate the children safe, approximately 2 miles from where they had last been seen.

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Location: Lansing, IL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Lansing, Illinois (Cook County) Police Department The night of Wednesday, November 16, 2011, a 15 year old boy was reported missing by his parents when he did not come home from school. His parents were concerned for his safety because the boy had been very upset over the recent death of a close friend. Officer Hynek activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency and more than 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the boy’s home. More than 50 respondent calls came into the agency helping Police to finally locate the boy safe the next morning approximately 13 miles from his home.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, November 14, 2011

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office Detective Nagle activated A Child Is Missing Alert when his agency was searching for a missing 50 year old man on Monday, November 14, 2011. The man was reported to have recently suffered from a stroke and had last been seen at 2pm that afternoon at his home in Jacksonville. More than 1,600 alert calls were placed surrounding that address which generated a tip from a woman that saw a gentleman fitting the missing man’s description walking in her neighborhood. Police responded and located the man safe, approximately 2 miles from his home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately 1 hour.

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Location: Peru, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, November 14, 2011

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Peru, Indiana (Miami County) Police Department A 15 year old boy was reported missing in Peru on Saturday, November 12, 2011 and Officer Hewitt responded. The boy hadn’t been seen since the previous afternoon and concern for his safety was growing. Dispatcher AJ activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the boy’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. One tip came in that provided a cell phone number for the boy. Using the number, Police were able to track the boy’s location using pings from the closest cell phone tower. Finally the boy was located safe the morning of November 14th.

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Location: Union City, NJ

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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Union City, New Jersey (Hudson County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Detective Bianca Diaz was leading the search for a 12 year old boy thought to be in need of medical attention. The boy had not shown up for school and his family was very concerned for his safety. More than 3,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen. According to the follow-up from Detective Diaz, “Phone calls helped in the quick recovery of the missing boy.” Ultimately, the boy was located approximately 2 miles away in just a half hour after activation of the Alert. This was the second safe assisted recovery for the agency in a two day period.

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Location: Vero Beach, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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Indian River County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The evening of Wednesday, November 9, 2011, a 10 year old boy was reported missing from Vero Beach. When Sergeant McNally checked the boy’s school, it was discovered he had not been in attendance the past 3 days. The family had not seen the boy since very early that morning when he said he was leaving to go to school. Dispatcher Debbie White activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and more than 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding the boy’s home and school addresses, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, tips were received that enabled Police to locate the boy safe, at a shopping plaza approximately 5 miles away from the boy’s home.

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Location: Davenport, IA

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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Scott County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office The evening of Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Lieutenant Lame was leading the search for a missing 74 year old man. He had been reported missing from his home in a rural area of Donahue and hadn’t been seen since that Sunday, so it was uncertain what he was wearing and the man did not drive. The area was mostly wide open fields with very few houses, so it was uncertain where he could have gone. Over 700 telephone alert calls were sent over approximately 8 square miles, asking anyone that may have seen the man to contact the Sherriff’s Office. Less than a half hour after the alert calls went out, a local business about 3 miles from the man’s home had heard about the alert and called to report that the man was at the business. Officers responded and located the man safe.

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Location: Union City, NJ

Children - Recovered: Monday, November 07, 2011

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Union City, New Jersey (Hudson County) Police Department Monday, November 7, 2011 – “Missing child stated she returned home due to the phone calls to her friends. She stated everybody was telling her that the Police called and were looking for her.” Wrote Detective Bianca Diaz after A Child Is Missing Alert assisted her agency in finding a 15 year old girl that had not been seen since the afternoon of Saturday, November 5th. More than 1,500 alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the girl’s home. She returned safe less than 24 hours after the alert calls were sent.

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Location: Logansport, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, November 07, 2011

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Cass County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office In the early afternoon on Monday, November 7, 2011, a 72 year old woman was reported missing from her home in Logansport. Detective Heflin was leading the search for the woman and Dispatcher Cassi activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. More than 900 telephone calls were sent to the area surrounding her home and when those calls did not produce sufficient results, a second round of calls was requested approximately 1 hour later. Finally, a tip came in that a passerby saw her in a field near a wooded area. Police responded and located the woman, who was then treated at a nearby hospital. “Thank you for your help!” wrote Sergeant Heflin.

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Location: San Bernardino, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, November 06, 2011

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San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Sunday, November 6, 2011, an 87 year old woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from her home in Upland after a disagreement with her daughter. Sergeant Silva activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,400 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, neighbors came outside to assist in the search and tips came in that helped narrow down the search area until finally the woman was located 10 miles away in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Location: Brigantine, NJ

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, November 04, 2011

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Brigantine, New Jersey (Atlantic County) Police Department Friday, November 4, 2011, a 44 year old man reportedly suffering from Asperger’s went missing from his home in Brigantine. He had gone missing previously and wasn’t found for 6 months, so Police wanted to find him quickly. Dispatcher Tamburelli activated A Child Is Missing Alert on behalf of Detective Feehan and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. When the initial callout did not produce sufficient information to locate the man, a second callout was requested and an additional 2,000 calls were sent, covering the lower half of the island city of Brigantine. The morning of Sunday, November 6th, a caller reported that they had located the missing man near his residence. The man returned home on his own, and the long search was brought to an end.

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Location: Rankin, PA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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Rankin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department It was nearing 4pm on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 when a toddler wearing dinosaur pajamas was found wandering near Palisades Manor in Rankin. Officer Rocco responded to discover where the boy belonged. To assist, he activated A Child Is Missing Alert which placed over 500 telephone calls to the surrounding area. The alert gave the boy’s general description and asked anyone who might know the boy to contact Police. In response, one tip came in. That tip helped Police to locate the boy’s home, approximately 20 feet from where he was located. This success marked Rankin Police Department’s Fourth Safe Assisted Recovery since September, 2010, giving the agency a 100% success rate.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Sergeant Fortin contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 86 year old woman reportedly suffering from severe Alzheimer’s and in need of medication for congestive heart failure had gone missing from her home in Deltona. Nearly 2,000 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding her home, asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. Over the next hour and a half, two more rounds of alert calls were placed, encompassing approximately 2.5 square miles. Finally, the exhaustive search ended at 2:25pm when she was found a quarter mile away. According to the case follow-up from Sergeant Fortin, “Numerous calls were received from the alert program leading to her recovery, Great job and great system.”

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Location: Mansfield, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Mansfield, Ohio (Richland County) Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, October 29, 2011, Captain Grogoza contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to request assistance regarding a missing 5 year old girl. The grandmother had been awarded custody of the girl the previous day and Police suspected the mother had taken the child. Using some information gathered from the mother’s cellphone, alert telephone calls were placed to residents and businesses around two addresses. The child’s description, along with the mother’s description and the vehicle were given to the public. According to the case follow-up received from the agency, the alert assisted Police in locating the girl safe at evening, approximately 15 miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) Police Department “The child was located within minutes of the alert being activated. Thanks!” Lieutenant Hutchcroft wrote after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on the afternoon of Saturday, October 29, 2011. He was leading the search for a missing 12 year old boy that hadn’t been seen since the previous evening. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, and one tip came in informing Police that the boy was at a friend’s house approximately ½ mile from his home.

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Location: Montclair, NJ

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Montclair, New Jersey (Essex County) Police Department The morning of Thursday, October 27, 2011, Officer Webb contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert in regards to a 17 year old girl, possibly in need of medical assistance that had gone missing early that morning. Nearly 1,400 telephone alert calls went out to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, a tip came in from a local store clerk, stating that a girl matching the description had walked into his store. Police responded and found the girl, safe, approximately ¼ of a mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Tallahassee, Florida (Leon County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, October 26, 2011, a 30 year old man was reported missing from his home in Tallahassee. His family was concerned because the man had a history of mental illness and they were concerned he could harm himself. Investigator Scott Angulo was leading the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls went to the community surrounding the man’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the case follow-up report from Investigator Angulo, “Calls came in almost immediately; the calls resulted in leads which told us where he was.” The man was ultimately found 13 miles away later that afternoon.

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Location: Stockton, CA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Stockton, California (San Joaquin County) Police Department “The Police Department received several calls from citizens that had seen the juvenile. Two citizens followed the juvenile until the Police arrived.” CSO Enebrad wrote in response to a case follow-up after activating A Child Is Missing Alert in an effort to locate a 10 year old boy that had gone missing from his school after getting into trouble. In response to the 1,800 alert phone calls, 10 tips were received and the boy was finally located 2 blocks from the school, approximately 1.5 hours after the alert was launched.

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Location: Sturgis, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Sturgis, Michigan (Saint Joseph County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Officer Jimenez activated A Child Is Missing Alert after a 58 year old man was reported missing from his home in Sturgis. The man suffers from diabetes and there was some concern that he had not taken his insulin and might be impaired. When he left, he stated he was going to watch airplanes take off at the airport and did not return. More than 1,900 telephone alert calls were placed to the neighborhood surrounding the man’s home. In response, 3 tips were received stating that they’d seen a man walking into some corn fields about a mile from his home. Police responded and located the man in the cornfield, safe, approximately 2.5 hours after the alert was activated.

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Location: St Clair Shores, MI

Children - Recovered: Sunday, October 23, 2011

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St Clair Shores, Michigan (Macomb County) Police Department “Approximately 45 minutes after the ACIM Alert was activated, our department received information regarding her whereabouts,” wrote Sergeant Fraser after activating A Child Is Missing on Sunday, October 23, 2011. A 15 year old girl thought to be a danger to herself and suffering from a mental disorder had gone missing the previous evening. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent surrounding her home, helping Police to locate the girl safe less than a mile away.

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Location: Rankin, PA

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 21, 2011

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Rankin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department Friday, October 21, 2011, a father contacted Police when he went to pick up his 8 year old son from school and the boy was nowhere to be found. Officers Ford and Thrower began searching for the boy and discovered that due to a miscommunication, he had gotten on a school bus. However, that school bus had already dropped all of the children off and was now empty. Officer Ford activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and more than 1,800 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding both the boy’s home and the bus route. In response, a tip finally came in that placed the boy with a friend of the family. Police responded and found the boy unharmed. “This is the third time my police department has used your system and the third time it was successful,” wrote Chief Wooten.

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Location: Town of Hamburg, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Hamburg Town, New York (Erie County), Police Department Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the early evening, a man contacted Police to report that his 63 year old brother that suffers from dementia wandered away from him in the local shopping mall and was nowhere to be found. Detective Johnston led the search for the man and activated A Child Is Missing to assist. Over 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent covering both the mall and the man’s residence, in case he was headed toward home. In response, 9 tips were received. One of the callers reported seeing the man walking down South Park Avenue which is in a neighboring jurisdiction, 10 miles away from the mall. The Buffalo Police Department responded and was able to confirm that it was the missing man, who was returned home, safe.

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Location: Oolitic, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Oolitic, Indiana (Lawrence County) Police Department “Your assistance helped in locating the two girls in a very short time,” wrote Marshal Jeffries after activating A Child Is Missing Alert when two girls were reported missing from their middle school on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the middle school. Tips received as a result of the alert enabled Police to locate the girls walking along a road approximately 6 miles away from the school.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, October 16, 2011, an 84 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing on a routine walk to his son’s home in Las Vegas. Detective Southwell contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search as he had done with successful results previously and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. In response the agency received tips enabling them to eventually locate the man several hours later. He had become lost and walked 19 miles outside of the search area.

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Location: La Plata, MD

Children - Recovered: Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Sunday, October 16, 2011, a 12 year old girl was reported missing after she had an argument with her aunt. The girl hadn’t been seen since the previous morning and concern for her safety was growing. Officer Goddard contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the alert and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls went out to the area where the girl was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, two tips were received, enabling officers to locate the girl safe, very close to her residence.

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Location: La Plata, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Saturday, October 15, 2011, Officer Butler activated A Child Is Missing Alert to request assistance in finding a 12 year old boy that hadn’t been seen since the previous afternoon. After 1,100 alert phone calls were placed surrounding the boy’s last seen location in Waldorf, the Sherriff’s Office received 2 calls with information. This information helped them to locate the boy safe 20 minutes later, approximately 10 miles away.

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Location: Gatesville, TX

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Gatesville, Texas (Coryell County) Police Department The evening of Saturday, October 15, 2011, a 9 year old boy did not come home for the night and his family called Police. It was out of character for the boy and he suffers from emphysema, heightening concern. Sergeant Cleverly activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking residents to check their own property and to contact Police if they had any information. In response, 4 calls were received, enabling Police to finally locate the boy safe, 3.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Hutchinson, KS

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Hutchinson, Kansas (Reno County) Police Department It was late in the evening on Friday, October 14th, 2011 and Officer Martin was searching for a 13 year old boy that did not return home from school. A Child Is Missing was activated to assist in the search and over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. One of the boy’s friends heard of the alert and contacted the boy, who in turn called his father. The boy had stayed the night with a friend and claimed his father gave permission. In the end the boy was returned home safe.

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Location: North Port, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 10, 2011

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North Port, Florida (Sarasota County) Police Department The morning of Monday, October 12, 2011, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in North Port. He hadn’t been seen since going to bed the previous evening. He was reported to have medical issues that also heightened authorities concerns. Sergeant Jernigan led the search and activated A Child Is Missing to assist. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the boy’s home, asking residents to check their own property and to contact Police if they saw the boy. According to the case follow-up received from Sergeant Jernigan, “The alert brought out volunteers on bikes, vehicles and walkers. A Subject in a vehicle had seen a child matching the child’s description and called the PD.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately 45 minutes.

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Location: Davenport, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 06, 2011

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Davenport, Iowa (Scott County) Police Department The afternoon of Thursday, October 6, 2011, Lt. Bladel was searching for two missing 6 year old boys that had not come home from school. Police, fire and other search volunteers had retraced the children’s walking path and could not find them. Dispatcher Tracy activated A Child Is Missing Alert hoping someone in the area had seen the children. According to the case follow-up from Lt. Bladel, within 16 minutes a resident that had received the alert saw the two boys playing in a yard outside her home. She called Police who responded and located the boys safe.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 06, 2011

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office Thursday, October 6, 2011, late in the evening, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Hot Springs National Park. Detective Cannon initiated A Child Is Missing Alert, and more than 600 telephone calls went out to residents within a 2 mile radius of the boy’s home. The alert gave the Sherriff’s office phone number and asked residents to check their own property and to be on the lookout for boy. According to the follow-up report received by ACIM, “A Child Is Missing worked great. Child was located in a storage shed due to calls being placed to the neighbors.” This case marked The Garland County Sheriff’s Office 7th Safe Assisted Recovery.

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Location: Union City, NJ

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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Union City, New Jersey (Hudson County) Police Department Wednesday, October 5, 2011, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Union City. The boy had been out playing basketball, which was his daily routine, but he always came home after an hour and it was growing very dark and the boy was not home. Detective Chasmer activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency and approximately 2,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the boy’s neighborhood, which is densely populated. The boy then returned home, stating that he and his friends had heard of the alert calls, which prompted him to return home on his own.

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Location: Galesburg, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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Galesburg, Michigan (Kalamazoo County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Sergeant Heppler was leading the search for two missing brothers, aged 9 and 12. They both had been missing for approximately 2 hours and both were reported to have special needs. The Kalamazoo River was located less than 3,000 feet from the boy’s home and Police were eager to locate the boys. Sergeant Heppler activated A Child Is Missing, a first for his agency, and more than 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the community, giving the description of both boys and asking residents to contact Police if they saw them. As a direct result of tips received from the alert calls, Police were able to locate the boys safe, approximately ½ mile from their home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 20 minutes.

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Location: Winchester, VA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, October 02, 2011

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Frederick County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office Sunday, October 2, 2011, an 18 year old girl left home to go backpacking and did not return. Authorities were concerned because of a suspicious man that had been seen recently where the girl works. Dispatcher Brannon contacted A Child Is Missing to assist Sergeant Kittoe at the scene and nearly 800 telephone alert calls went out to the community where the girl was last seen. In response, several volunteers came out to assist in the search and one tip came in from a resident that had received the alert. The caller reported seeing a truck in the area the morning of the disappearance. Police were then able to find the truck and locate the missing girl, safe, approximately 250 miles from where she was last seen.

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Location: Naples, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, October 02, 2011

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Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Sunday, October 2, 2011, Corporal Murray activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in searching for a 10 year old boy. The boy had left after having a disagreement with his mother and had not been seen by her for over an hour and a half. Over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home in Naples, asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, 3 tips were received that placed the boy at a nearby shopping plaza. Officers responded and located the boy, safe.

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Location: Torrington, CT

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Torrington, Connecticut (Litchfield County) Police Department Friday, September 29, 2011, the family of a 13 year old boy contacted Police when he did not return from school. Officer Mumm was leading the search and contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency. More than 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent encompassing both the school and the boy’s home. In response, 5 respondent calls came in to the agency. In addition, according to the follow-up sent to ACIM, “The alert helped neighbors and friends of the missing child to connect on Facebook which resulted in the child being located.” This is a great example of law enforcement and the community coming together to help reunite a family. It is also a great example of the positive use of social media.

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Location: Hamilton, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Hamilton, Ohio Police Department (Butler County) On Thursday, September 29, 2011, a 64 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s went for a walk with her dog and didn’t return home. It had been storming and friends and family had formed a search group in an effort to find the woman. Dispatcher Isaac contacted A Child Is Missing to assist Lt McManus at the location. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the woman’s home. One of those calls went to a man that called his wife who was driving home. He informed his wife about the alert call when the spoke. As she continued her drive home, she spotted the woman and contacted Police. The woman was over 3 miles from her home.

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Location: Columbus, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Columbus, Georgia (Muscogee County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Detective Campbell contacted A Child Is Missing Alert, requesting assistance in locating a missing 79 year old man reported to be undergoing treatment for cancer as well as suffering from dementia. The man had been travelling in his car between two addresses in Alabama and Georgia and it was uncertain where he was headed. Also, the man hadn’t been seen since September 6th, and investigators only had a few leads to go by, such as banking transactions. Using all of this information, it was decided that the best course of action was to place calls in two areas: one in Georgia near his residence and one in Alabama, where the banking transactions had occurred. Because of the dual calling areas, over 2,200 alert calls were placed. According to the case follow-up from Detective Campbell, upon the launch of the alert, several individuals called in with essential information. The information enabled the agency to locate the man, safe approximately 50 miles from where he had gone missing, and putting an end to the long search.

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Location: Mt Clemens, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Dispatcher Kukuk called to activate A Child Is Missing Alert. A 75 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s had been reported missing from her home in Mount Clemens. Over 1,600 alert calls were sent to the area before she was located safe approximately 1 mile from her home.The Sheriff's Office reported that within 7 minutes (after the alerts were launched) they received a tip. A citizen who received an alert informed the department that she had seen the missing person in front of an eye care facility.

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Location: Greendale, WI

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 26, 2011

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Greendale, Wisconsin (Milwaukee County) Police Department The afternoon of Monday, September 26, 2011, Sergeant Rosenow contacted A Child Is Missing, as he had just 5 days prior with successful results. This time it was in regards to an 11 year old girl his agency was searching for. A Child Is Missing Alert placed out more than 1,500 telephone alert calls surrounding the girl’s last known location, giving the girl’s general description and asking residents to contact Police if they had seen her. In response, the agency received 6 respondent calls, enabling them to locate the girl safe, ½ mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Salem, OR

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Salem, Oregon (Marion County) Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, September 25, 2011, a young boy was found wandering in a suburb of Salem. The boy appeared to be around 11 years of age but could not tell Police where he lived or his name. Officer Riddle contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and provided as many details as he could to be distributed via telephone alert to the area where the boy was found including the boy’s physical and clothing description. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls went to the immediate area, asking residents to contact Police if they could provide information about where the boy belonged. According to the follow-up report received by A Child Is Missing, one of the alert calls went to a family friend of the child. The friend called the family, who in turn checked the boy’s bedroom and discovered him missing. The parents of the boy immediately contacted Police and were reunited with their son within ten minutes of the alert call being placed.

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Location: Stuart, FL

Silver Alert - Recovered: Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Stuart, Florida (Martin) Police Department- The afternoon of Sunday, September 25, 2011, Corporal Buchanan activated A Child Is Missing Alert in regards to a missing 69 year old man suffering from dementia. The man had been missing for more than 24 hours and the agency was also in the process of activating a Silver Alert. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent by A Child Is Missing, asking residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home to contact Police if they had any information about the man. In response, 3 tips came in, and Police were finally able to locate the man safe, 10 miles from his home.

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Location: Grantsville, UT

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Grantsville, Utah (Tooele County) Police Department The morning of Saturday, September 24, 2011, an 11 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Grantsville. The girl had not been seen since the previous day and concern for the girl’s safety was increasing. Dispatcher Yvonne contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Lieutenant Steve Barrett, who was leading the search. Over 1,000 alert telephone calls were sent to the neighborhood where the girl was last seen. In response, people came out of their homes to help search for the girl. One of those searchers checked an abandoned camping trailer, where he located the girl, approximately ¼ of a mile from where she was last seen, ending the search.

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Location: Wellesley, MA

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 23, 2011

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Wellesley, Massachusetts (Norfolk County) Police Department The afternoon of Friday, September 23, 2011, a 7 year old girl went missing while walking her dog in Wellesley. Deputy Chief Brooks activated A Child Is Missing alert to assist his agency and nearly 800 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. In response, one tip was received. Deputy Brooks wrote the following on the case follow-up report, “Within 5 minutes of notifying ACIM, a resident called to say the girl was in his neighborhood. I asked how he knew she was missing; he said he received a call at home from ACIM. Thank you.”

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office The night of Tuesday, September 20, 2011, Sergeant Bowles contacted A Child Is Missing to report that his agency was searching for a 12 year old boy. The boy’s mother had reported that he had run away after an argument. She was concerned because he had a history of mental disorders and she was worried he could be a danger to himself. Although it was nearing midnight, the ACIM technician placed out two rounds of telephone alert calls to the region around the boy’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout for the boy and to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they spotted him. Due to a report of a sighting generated from the alert calls, deputies were able to track the boy down to a nearby neighborhood approximately ½ mile from his residence. He was located safe and reunited with his mother.

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Location: Greendale, WI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Greendale, Wisconsin (Milwaukee County) Police Department The night of Wednesday, September 21, 2011, a 7 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Greendale. Lieutenant Rosenow was leading the search for the girl, who is adopted from Ethiopia. The girl’s parents and authorities were concerned that she may not be familiar with her surroundings. She had become upset earlier in the day and had run off and after checking all known areas where the girl could be, Police were trying additional methods, and A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist. More than 1,300 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw her. Approximately 45 minutes after the calls went out, some citizens found the girl on their doorstep. The residents had seen the information about the girl on the Police Department’s Facebook page, had seen television coverage of the missing girl, and had received the telephone alert, so they knew exactly what to do when the girl showed up on their doorstep. This is an excellent example of the joint efforts of the community and law enforcement coming together to reunite this family.

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Location: Ft Thomas, KY

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky (Campbell County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, September 20, 2011, a 7 year old girl was reported missing when she did not return home from school in Fort Thomas. The girl had always been prompt and on time in the past and her father had contacted all of her friends and checked all the places he could think of in addition to contacting Police. Officer Thomas Carr responded and activated A Child Is Missing to assist. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls went to the community surrounding the girl’s home. In response the agency received approximately 20 calls with information. Several adults called in that reported seeing her walking home with another child. Those tips lead to other tips and eventually word spread until it got to the house where the girl was at, prompting the girl to call home and finally she returned home, safe.

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Location: Kewanee, IL

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 16, 2011

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Kewanee, Illinois (Henry County) Police Department The morning of Friday, September 16, 2011, Communications Supervisor Ann Hamilton contacted A Child Is Missing requesting assistance for Detective Gary Moore. The detective was searching for a 13 year old boy that was thought to have run away from his home and hadn’t been seen since the afternoon of Tuesday, September 14th. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the boy’s home. A resident responded to the alert and stated that they had seen a boy matching the description in a parking lot the previous day running into some bushes. Police responded to the parking lot and located the boy still there. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 1 hour.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, 2011, a 9 year old boy ran away from home in Birmingham, Alabama when he got into trouble at school. The Birmingham Police Department was called to the boy’s home and Detective Dunning contacted A Child Is Missing Alert, giving a general description of the boy and his last known whereabouts to the technician. Within moments telephones in the area were ringing, asking neighbors and businesses to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw him. In response tips came in placing the boy in the area of an apartment complex approximately 1 mile from his home. Police responded and located the boy, safe. This marks the agency’s 14th safe assisted recovery.

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Location: Johns Creek, GA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Johns Creek, Georgia (Gwinnett County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Sergeant Wilson called A Child Is Missing Alert requesting assistance in locating a missing 12 year old girl that hadn’t been seen since Tuesday night. After approximately 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where she was last seen, a case follow-up was sent out asking the agency if the person was located safe and if our calls were of value in the case. The following written response came back from Sergeant Wilson. “The alert raised awareness. It also gave the family confidence in our diligence, as they actually received the alert. A woman received the alert on her phone while at a red light. The child was walking in front of her. Awesome response! Thank you so much!”

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Location: Stockton, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Stockton, California (San Joaquin County) Police Department Wednesday, September 14, 2011, a 77 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his home in Stockton. CSO Enebrad activated A Child Is Missing Alert to augment her agency’s search and more than 1,800 telephone alert calls were sent to the man’s neighborhood, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information. According to the case follow-up report, “Several citizens called in with sightings of the missing man.” The agency responded to the tips from those callers and located the man walking on a street four miles from his home.

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Location: Akron, OH

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 12, 2011

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Summit County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office Monday, September 12, 2011, Deputy Menefee contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert regarding a missing 8 year old girl. More than 1,400 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s Uniontown home. In response, 16 calls with information were received and according to the case follow-up from the agency, “Several residents saw female and were able to direct us to an area she was last seen. Thank you for your help.”

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Location: Canton, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Cherokee County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The morning of Sunday, September 11, 2011, a 66 year old woman was reported missing from her home in Ball Ground. The woman’s husband was especially concerned because the woman reportedly suffers from schizophrenia and had gone to bed upset the night before which is when he had last seen her. Detective Chagnon activated A Child Is Missing and because the area is rural, less than 100 telephone alert calls were placed covering nearly 2 square miles. In response, tips were received that led Police to an acquaintance’s home, approximately 1 mile away from her residence, where she was sitting on the front porch. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 30 minutes.

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Location: Centennial, CO

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office Sunday, September 11, 2011, a 17 year old boy with diminished mental capacity was reported missing from his home in Englewood at 6:30pm and Sergeant Walker led the search. He activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 2,000 phone calls were sent to homes and businesses in the area. The agency received phone calls in response to the alert and one of those was from a gentleman who had given the boy a ride. The man was able to direct Police to the area where he dropped the boy off. He was located safe, approximately 5 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Webster, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Webster, Massachusetts (Worcester County) Police Department Saturday, September 10, 2011, a 68 year old man suffering from diabetes and dementia wandered away from an assisted living facility and Police were immediately called. Sergeant Kelley led the search and activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency. More than 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the residents and businesses surrounding the home, requesting they be on the lookout for the man and to contact Police if they had any information. In response, three phone calls with information came in. One of those callers reported seeing a man that matched the description given out in the alert in an area one mile from the home. Police responded and located the man safe.

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Location: Dunn, NC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 03, 2011

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Dunn, North Carolina (Harnett County) Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, September 3, 2011, a 9 year old ran away from her home in Dunn. The girl had run away before but had always returned quickly and this time she was gone for nearly 3 hours. Investigator Tyndall activated A Child Is Missing and over 1,700 telephone alert calls were sent to homes surrounding the girl’s residence. In response, tips came in that enabled Police to locate the girl safe, approximately 2 hours later, a little over 1 mile from her home. “On behalf of our agency, we would like to that you for assistance in locating the missing child in our city,” wrote Investigator Tyndall.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 03, 2011

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department Around 5pm on Saturday, September 3, 2011, Corporal Beaujon contacted A Child Is Missing regarding a missing 18 year old girl reported to have the mental capacity of a six year old. The girl also suffered from epileptic seizures and was prone to falling from the seizures and as a result had broken her nose several times in the past. Police had already started going door to door in an effort to locate the missing girl and had checked all obvious places. ACIM sent over 1,600 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, neighbors began to come out of their homes to assist in the search. One of the searchers along with Police finally found the girl hiding on her own property, approximately 2 hours after the alert was initiated.

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Location: Hamilton, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Hamilton, Ohio Police Department (Butler County) The morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2011, a 12 year old girl was reported missing after she disappeared walking to her elementary school. Dispatch Supervisor Nancy Smith activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant Alatorre, who was leading the search for the girl. More than 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the girl was last seen walking. In response, several residents called in, and one resident got into her vehicle and drove through her neighborhood, looking for the girl. She spotted the missing girl sitting, partially hidden in a tree line and immediately notified Police.

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Location: Ft Wayne, IN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Allen County) Police Department Saturday, August 27, 2011, Detective Epps was leading the search for a missing 11 year old boy that hadn’t been seen since the previous night. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist the search and more than 1,100 telephone alert calls went out to the community where the boy was last seen, giving the boy’s general description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Shortly after the alert calls were placed, Officers in the area were flagged down by some children in the area that informed them that their parents received the alert and were able to inform them where the child was. He had been at a friend’s house just a few blocks away.

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Location: Bend, OR

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 22, 2011

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Deschutes County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office Monday, August 22, 2011, A Child Is Missing helped end a 3 hour search for a missing 7 year old girl after she wandered away from her home in Bend with the family’s golden retriever. The girl was visiting on summer vacation and was not familiar with the area. Lt Davis activated the alert and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent out covering 2 square miles. One of the citizens that received the alert drove out to check around their property and located the girl on a US forest service road. Police responded and recovered the girl, bringing her and the retriever back home, safe.

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Location: Lewiston, ID

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 22, 2011

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Lewiston, Idaho (Nez Perce County) Police Department In the early morning hours of Monday, August 22, 2011, a young toddler was found near Pioneer Park in Lewiston. The child could not give his name, appeared to be little more than a year old, and was wearing only a t shirt and diaper. A quick canvas of the area by Corporal Hopple did not glean any details on where the child belonged. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated by dispatcher Lea Ana to assist the agency and approximately 800 calls were sent to the area surrounding the park, giving the child’s general description and asking anyone who might know the child to contact Police. In response, 4 tips were received which enabled Police to locate the boy’s home, approximately ¼ mile from the park.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Leon County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Saturday, August 20, 2011, a ten year old girl was reported missing from her home in Tallahassee. The girl disappeared around 4pm after she was told she wasn’t allowed to go swimming. Deputy Shoemaker responded to the home and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency. Upon activation, more than 700 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home, giving the girl’s description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, citizens came out to search their own property and a woman that received the alert recognized the missing girl as she was playing near her property. She immediately sent the girl home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately 10 minutes.

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Location: Hillsborough Twp, NJ

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, August 19, 2011

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Hillsborough Township, New Jersey (Somerset County) Police Department The afternoon of Friday, August 19, 2011, a 30 year old man reported to be suffering from schizophrenia went missing from a group home in Somerset. Corporal Omert led the search for the man and due to the man’s history and the length of time since anyone had seen the man, feared he could have already walked several miles. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and due to the circumstances, covered a wide area, placing over 1,100 telephone alert calls to the community, asking residents to contact Police if they spotted the man. In response, a tip came in that placed the man in an area approximately 1/10 of a mile from the home. Police responded and located the man safe.

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Location: Ottawa, KS

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Franklin County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office “By the call being placed to residents, those people called other people and eventually the word got to someone in direct contact with the missing woman. This system saved a lot of time and resources from our agency and others.” This was written by Sergeant Ferguson after A Child Is Missing assisted The Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in their search for a missing 39 year old woman reported to be suffering from a mental disorder. When the woman heard of the alert, she called the authorities and was returned home, safe.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department Shortly after noon on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Corporal Casamento contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. A 75 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Odenton and hadn’t been seen since the previous evening. Due to the length of time missing, a large calling area was requested and over 2,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home. In response, the agency received several calls which helped determine the man’s direction of travel. They ultimately located the man safe, at a relative’s house, approximately 2 hours later and 12 miles away from his home.

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Location: Madison, SD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Madison, South Dakota (Lake County) Police Department “The alert was the first time our agency used The A Child Is Missing Alert system. It generated a lot of response to our dispatch center and luckily the child was located near his residence shortly after the alert went out. It’s a great way to get many people in a hurry. Thanks!” Wrote Sergeant Wagner as a case follow-up after an 8 year old boy was reported missing from his home the evening of Wednesday, August 17, 2011. More than 1,700 alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home. The boy was found safe less than one half mile away from his home.

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Location: Paducah, KY

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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McCracken County, Kentucky Police Department A 53 year old nonverbal stroke patient went missing in Paducah, Kentucky on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:40pm. Deputy Carter activated A Child Is Missing shortly after they were made aware of the missing man and more than 1,300 alert calls were placed to the area he was last seen. The street the man was missing from was a busy main road, and those businesses had seen the man travelling and called into the Police department when they received the alert to report the sightings. Those tips enabled Police to develop a direction and speed of travel for the missing man. Eventually the man was located at a local business approximately one half mile away from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was one hour.

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Location: Clayton, NJ

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, August 15, 2011

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Clayton, New Jersey (Gloucester County) Police Department Sunday, August 14, 2011, a 49 year old man reported to be suffering with schizophrenia was reported missing from his home in Clayton. The man had not been seen since Saturday, and Police and loved ones feared for his safety. Officer Grasso contacted A Child Is Missing to assist in the search and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home. In response, 3 calls with information were received, enabling Police to locate the man at a local hospital, approximately 7 miles from his home.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, August 14, 2011, a 14 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Indianapolis. He had not been seen since going to bed the previous evening and his parents and Police were particularly concerned because the boy suffered from mental disabilities. Detective Price activated A Child Is Missing Alert as his agency had done with successful results several times previously. More than 1,200 telephone alert calls went out to the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police with any information they may have about the boy. In response, tips were received that placed the boy in an area approximately 3 miles from his home. Officers responded and located the boy, safe.

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Location: Ellicottville, NY

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, August 12, 2011

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Ellicottville, New York (Cattaraugus County), Police Department “System worked wonderful. Within about 45 minutes of calls being sent out, our Police Department had a tip on the individual’s whereabouts.” This was written in response to a follow-up to A Child Is Missing after Patrolman Benjamin activated the system to assist in his agency’s search for a missing 20 year old reported to be suffering from mental illness. Because the call was reported at close to midnight, only a few blocks surrounding the man’s home were called, but that was enough to get Police the tip they needed to end the search in a short time, saving worry, time and resources.

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Location: Burr Ridge, IL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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Burr Ridge, Illinois (DuPage County) Police Department At 8:15am on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, a 15 year old boy reported to be suffering from Asperger’s went missing from his home on Hamilton Avenue. Officer Wish contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert program. Nearly 1,100 alert calls were sent out to neighbors and businesses around the boy’s home. According to the follow-up report received from Officer Wish, the department received a single tip that gave an updated direction of travel for the boy. Using this information, Police were able to locate the boy safe, approximately 2 miles away at a gas station.

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Location: Livonia, MI

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 07, 2011

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Livonia, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department Sunday evening, August 7, 2011, Sergeant Perttunen was leading the search for a missing autistic 10 year old boy. The boy was known to like to run and could cover great distances. Further adding to concern was that the family was visiting from out of the area so the boy was not familiar with his surroundings and he did not respond to his name due to his condition. Dispatcher Pila contacted A Child Is Missing to place out alert calls and several rounds of calls were placed over a half hour period due to a sighting and to cover a large area in case the boy was running. According to a case follow-up from Dispatcher Pila, several volunteers came out to assist in the search and one of those volunteers finally located the boy, one hour after the calls were started. The boy was found safe, approximately 1 mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Jackson, TN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 06, 2011

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Jackson, Tennessee (Madison) Police Department The afternoon of Saturday, August 6, 2011, a 7 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Jackson. The girl had not been seen since the previous evening and the babysitter did not know what happened to her. Sergeant Jines was leading the search and activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls went to residents and businesses surrounding the girl’s home. Citizens began to come out of their homes to search and word spread quickly that the girl was missing. Ultimately the girl was located at a home .1 miles from her residence, safe. “The swift attention given to this matter by ACIM had a positive effect on the successful outcome of finding this child” wrote Sergeant Jines.

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Location: Miami, FL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 06, 2011

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Miami-Dade, Florida Police Department In the early morning of Saturday, August 6, 2011, Officer Millares contacted A Child Is Missing concerning a young boy that was found by himself near the 7300 block of 40th street in Miami. The boy appeared to have mental difficulty, as he appeared to be around 6-8 years of age, could not give his name or address and was wearing only a diaper. Telephone alert calls were placed within a half mile radius, giving the boys general description and asking anyone who might know the boy to contact Police. One of those alert calls went directly to the boy’s home and the mother of the child responded to recover the boy. Total time from activation to recovery was 30 minutes.

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Location: Tucker, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 06, 2011

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Dekalb County, Georgia Police Department On Saturday, August 6, 2011, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Decatur shortly after 9pm. Detective Richards activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were placed to the community surrounding the boy’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A friend of the family received the alert and spotted the boy near her home. She contacted Police and the boy was returned home, safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 30 minutes.

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Location: Ft Myers, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, August 02, 2011

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Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, a 71 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his home in Lehigh Acres. Communications Supervisor Tiffany activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Sergeant LoDato, who was leading the search for the man. In response to the nearly 900 telephone alert calls placed for the man, the agency received 3 phone calls with tips, enabling officers to locate the man approximately 1 mile from his home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 20 minutes. This marked ACIM’s 900th Safe Assisted Recovery nationwide.

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Location: Norman, OK

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 02, 2011

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Norman, Oklahoma (Cleveland County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, August 2, 2011, an 11 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Norman. It was realized that he hadn’t been seen since the previous evening and the area was experiencing a heat wave with temperatures over 100. Detective Schinnerer contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,400 telephones in the boy’s neighborhood began ringing, asking residents to check their own property, and to contact Police if they had information about the boy. One tip with a sighting of the boy came in and finally, a few hours after the alert went out, relatives where the boy was staying contacted Police, stating that they had received the alert. Ultimately the relatives returned the boy home safe.

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Location: Towson, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, July 29, 2011

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department The morning of Friday, July 29, 2011, Officer Beale was leading the search for a missing 71 year old man suffering from mental disorders. The man hadn’t been seen since the previous evening and A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist in the search. Nearly 1,600 telephone calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home in Catonsville, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a tip was received that enabled Police to locate the man safe, approximately two miles from his home.

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Location: El Paso, IL

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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El Paso, Illinois (Woodford County) Police Department “Call taker was very professional and a lot of help. Within five minutes the Police Department was getting calls. The missing woman had left the nursing home, walked through 6 foot tall corn in 98 degree weather. Thanks for all the help!” This was written after Chief Price activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a missing 47 year old woman reported to be suffering from mental disorders. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls went to the area surrounding the home, and in response, 16 calls with information were received, enabling Police to locate the woman safe, approximately ½ mile from where she went missing.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Henderson County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office In the early afternoon on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, Lieutenant Peppers was leading the search for a missing 73 year old woman reportedly suffering from Alzheimer’s. The woman had last been seen at her home in Hendersonville at 12pm. The ACIM technician took all of the woman’s information from Dispatcher Karen and mapped out the area, placing nearly 1,500 alert calls to residents and businesses. In response, over 10 tips with information were received that enabled Police to find the woman safe, approximately ½ mile from her home. “We appreciate the quick notification” wrote Dispatcher Karen, “Within minutes of activation, we began receiving phone calls.”

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Location: Lindenwold, NJ

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, July 25, 2011

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Lindenwold, New Jersey (Camden County) Police Department Flexible expansion alert capabilities lead to the recovery of a missing 66 year old man who went missing. On Monday, July 25, 2011, after 24 hours missing, the search for a 66 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and Diabetes was finally brought to a close. Dispatcher Mike contacted ACIM the night of Monday, July 24th to report the man missing. The first round of calls was placed. The next afternoon when the man had still not been located, Detective Barney initiated a second batch of calls. A caller reported a sighting of the man some distance away from the calling area. A third batch of calls was sent to that particular area. The man was finally located 60 miles away from his home in Clementon. “Your organization was instrumental in finding our victim.” wrote Lt Thomas Brennan.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Children - Recovered: Monday, July 25, 2011

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office At 4:50pm on Monday, July 25, 2011, A Child Is Missing received a call from Lieutenant Everette who was leading the search for a 15 year old boy reported missing from his home in Norwood. The boy had been seen five hours earlier walking northbound when he disappeared. Over 400 telephone alert calls were placed to the area where the boy was last seen, asking residents to contact Police if they had any information. In response, 10 phone calls with information led Police to the boy that had gone to a friend’s home, approximately 3 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Hollywood, AL

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Hollywood, Alabama (Jackson County) Police Department “The alert notified persons who observed a subject walking, which matched the description of the victim. This led to the safe recovery of the missing victim. Thanks for all your help! You are truly an asset!” wrote Lieutenant Booth after an exhaustive search on Sunday, July 24, 2011 for a missing 28 year old woman reported to be suffering from mental disabilities. Over 900 telephone alert calls had been placed around the woman’s residence when her niece awoke from a nap to find her missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than one hour.

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Location: McRae, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Telfair County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, July 23, 2011, a 15 year old boy was reported missing from his home in McRae and Investigator Yawn contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. Within minutes, telephones in the boy’s neighborhood were ringing, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Police. While the department did not receive tips from the public, the boy himself returned home after being informed of the telephone alert calls. “Thank you for the fast response to this incident, we will surely call on you again if need be,” wrote Investigator Yawn. “This is a great tool in our favor.”

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Location: Redford Township, MI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Redford Township, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, Lieutenant Holt was contacted regarding a young boy, possibly with Down’s syndrome, attempting to hitchhike along a busy street. When officers approached the boy, he could not tell them anything about himself such as his full name or where he lived. In an effort to locate the boy’s caregivers, Lieutenant Holt called A Child Is Missing Alert, and 1,500 alert calls were sent surrounding the area where the boy was found, giving the boy’s description and asking anyone who knew who he might be to contact Police. Approximately 1 hour later the calling area was expanded and the calling size was doubled. Finally, at 2:30 that afternoon, a woman called in stating that she had received the alert and informed Police that she was familiar with the boy. While she did not know him personally, she was able to lead Police to where the boy lived and he was eventually reunited with his mother.

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Location: Westlake, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Westlake, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, an 86 year old woman was reported missing from her home in Westlake. Sergeant Delfing contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist, and provided all pertinent information to the answering technician. Within moments, telephones surrounding the woman’s home were ringing, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information regarding the missing woman. One of those alert calls went directly to a home where the woman happened to be, and when the woman heard of the alert, she returned home on her own. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under twenty minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, July 15, 2011

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Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) Police Department The evening of Friday, July 15, 2011, Detective Dague contacted A Child Is Missing Alert in reference to a missing 77 year old woman with dementia that had gone missing from her residence. A Child Is Missing put out almost 1,300 alert calls. The following Saturday morning, the Detective called again, as the woman still had not been located. An additional 1,300 telephone alert calls were sent out to the community, requesting that residents check their properties and to contact Police if they saw the woman. One resident did just that as the woman was found by the bank of a creek 4 miles from her residence in a homeowner’s backyard. The search was ended at approximately 3:30pm and the woman was reunited safe with her family.

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Location: Prince William, VA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Prince William County, Virginia Police Department The morning of Thursday, July 14, 2011, a family in Woodbridge called Police to report their 9 year old daughter missing. The girl had not been seen since the previous evening and concern for her safety was growing. Officer Perok contacted A Child Is Missing and over 1,600 telephone alert calls were sent to homes and businesses, giving the girl’s description and asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. Within minutes of the alert going out, information came in that enabled deputies to locate the girl safe, less than one mile from her home. Unbeknownst to the family, the girl had been with a friend.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, July 13, 2011, a 58 year old man was reported missing from his home in Tuscaloosa. Captain Wade led the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking residents and businesses to be on the lookout and to notify Police if they saw the man. In response the agency received two calls with information, enabling them to locate the man safe, approximately 3.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Hagerstown, MD

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Hagerstown, Maryland (Washington County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Captain Holtzman contacted A Child Is Missing to request assistance in locating a 9 year old boy that had been missing since Monday night. K9 bloodhounds had been called in, and had tracked the boy’s scent to a location southeast of his home. A Child Is Missing placed calls in the area surrounding the boy’s home and the area of interest, asking residents and businesses to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw the boy. A store that had received the alert asked a customer if they had heard about the alert and the boy had happened to be at her house. She immediately contacted Police when she learned of his missing status and he was reunited safe with his family.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, July 11, 2011

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office In the early afternoon on July 11, 2011, Detective Richardson contacted A Child is Missing regarding a 14 year old boy with Down Syndrome that had gone missing. He requested a large calling area due to the fact that the boy had already been missing for two hours by the time his agency had been notified. More than 2,400 telephone alert calls were sent out to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A citizen, having received the alert, checked her property and even got into her vehicle to check her neighborhood. She then found the boy down the street from her home and contacted Police. He was reunited with his family, safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 45 minutes.

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Location: Union, MO

Children - Recovered: Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Franklin County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office At approximately 5:30pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011, a family came home from swimming, the mother went upstairs and when she came back down, her 11 year old son was missing. Sergeant Pieske responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in locating the boy. Over 1,200 telephone alert calls went out to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home in Gray Summit. In response, a citizen that had received the alert reported seeing a child matching his description walking along a highway. Deputies responded and found the boy unharmed five miles from his home. Total time from activation to recovery was approximately half an hour.

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Location: Farmington, UT

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, July 01, 2011

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Davis County, Utah Sheriff’s Office Friday, July 1, 2011, A Child Is Missing Alert was activated regarding a 78 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls giving the man’s general description were sent surrounding the area where the man was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Approximately 1.5 hours after the alert was sent out, a citizen stated that they had spotted the missing man after checking their property. Sheriff’s deputies responded and the man was located safe, approximately 2 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Franklin, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Johnson County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office The morning of Wednesday, June 29, The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office contacted A Child Is Missing Alert after a 13 year old boy disappeared from his home in Greenwood the previous afternoon. Family and law enforcement were concerned because the boy had been diagnosed with a mild form of autism, however his parents also reported that he was an accomplished outdoorsman and was comfortable being in the woods. Nearly 1,000 alert calls were sent to surrounding homes and businesses, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information about the boy. Shortly after the alert calls were placed, residents called in stating they had seen a boy matching the description, which helped give a direction of travel. Officers finally located the boy safe, approximately 8.4 miles from his home.

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Location: Bangor, ME

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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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.

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Location: Treasure Island, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Treasure Island, Florida (Pinellas County) Police Department- “Without the assistance of ACIM, the missing person may not have been found. A resident checked their property and found the person in their yard. This was only after receiving the ACIM Alert. Thank you!” Sergeant Chiaputti wrote this after a 68 year old woman in the late stages of Alzheimer’s went missing while bringing groceries into the house on the afternoon of Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Saint Petersburg. A Child Is Missing placed approximately 1,200 telephone alert calls surrounding the woman’s home and as a result, she was reunited safe with her husband less than 20 minutes later.

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Location: Albany, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 26, 2011

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New York State Police The evening of Sunday, June 26, 2011, an 86 year old man that suffers from dementia was reported missing from his home in Bloomingburg. Trooper Navaro activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses near the man’s home. In response, many neighbors came out to assist in the search. The man was found by one of those searchers in the woods behind his home a few hours after the alert calls were placed.

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Location: Madison, VA

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 24, 2011

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Madison County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office Thursday, June 23, 2011, a 16 year old boy went missing from Brightwood and Dispatcher Gordon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Over 200 alert calls giving the boy’s name and description were placed to the rural area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 2 phone calls with information were received, enabling Police to locate the boy safe, 45 miles away from where he went missing.

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Location: Rantoul, IL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Rantoul, Illinois (Champaign County) Police Department Thursday, June 23, 2011, Officer Wissel contacted A Child Is Missing Alert in regards to a missing 16 year old girl. The girl had been reported missing by her mother and had not been seen since 9pm the previous evening. Officers had checked with all the girl’s friends and all obvious locations the girl could possibly be. A Child is missing alert placed over 1,100 alert phone calls surrounding the girl’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response a call came in from an extended family member, stating that the girl was with them, unbeknownst to the girl’s mother. Police responded and the girl was returned home.

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Location: Paragould, AR

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Paragould, Arkansas (Greene County) Police Department Tuesday, June 21, 2011, a 16 year old girl was reported missing by her family in Paragould. She had last been seen thirteen days prior with her boyfriend riding in his car. Lieutenant Williams activated A Child Is Missing Alert to augment his agency’s search and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the community, giving the girl’s description and a description of the vehicle and asking anyone with information to contact Police. According to the follow-up from the department, the girl was found the next day, approximately 5 miles away, after a tip was received from a recipient of the alert call.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Public awareness created by the two ACIM activation calls was critical to the safe recovery of the 62 year old missing woman. Thanks again!” wrote Detective Boyer after activating A Child Is Missing Alert Monday, June 20, 2011. The woman hadn’t been seen since the previous Friday and family and law enforcement were particularly concerned because she had multiple medical conditions including severe arthritis and there was a lot of water in the area. A Child Is Missing Alert placed nearly 700 telephone alert calls surrounding the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Due to the concern for the missing woman, her information was also taken to the media. The following day, the woman still had not been located. Detective Boyer contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and a second round of alert calls were sent to the public. One of the call recipients, while checking her property and waterline heard a faint cry and found the missing woman. She was trapped in a bed of mangroves along the shore of a lake. She was submerged in mud up to her neck and a chainsaw was needed to gain access to her. The woman was safely removed and taken to the hospital where she was reunited with her family.

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Location: Towson, MD

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Baltimore County, Maryland Police Department At approximately 7am on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Officer Prince contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. An 11 year old boy was missing in Windsor Mill and hadn’t been seen since the previous evening at 6pm. After nearly 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, Police were able to locate the boy, safe approximately 3 miles from his home.

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Location: Bellbrook, OH

Children - Recovered: Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Bellbrook, Ohio (Greene County) Police Department Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2011, residents and businesses in Bellbrook, OH received a telephone alert call from A Child Is Missing, describing a 15 year old boy and asking them to contact the Police Department if they had any information. Seven residents responded to that call, providing leads as to the boy’s location, enabling Police to locate the boy safe in 47 minutes, according to a case follow-up from Detective Saiyers. The boy had gotten into an argument with his parent, threatened to harm himself and took off. He was located safe ½ mile from his home.

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Location: Claremore, OK

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Claremore, Oklahoma (Rogers County) Police Department Saturday, June 18, 2011, an 87 year old man suffering from dementia was reported missing from his home in Claremore. Dispatcher Trisha Cardon activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist as her agency had done with successful results before, and more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the man’s home. One tip came in from a diner at the Golden Corral. The caller had received the alert call and while in line at the restaurant noticed that the man in front of them in the line matched the description of the missing man. Police were notified and man was located safe, approximately 1.5 miles from where he went missing.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 17, 2011

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Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Friday, June 17, 2011, a ten year old autistic boy that was also suffering from mental distress was reported missing from his home in Summerfield. Sergeant Hughes activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,600 alert calls were sent to the community. Neighborhood response to the alert was wonderful. Citizens began calling and reporting they had seen the boy walk through their yard earlier. Less than one hour after the alert, 2 calls came in that the boy had been in their yard only moments ago. Deputies responded and located the boy safe, approximately 4.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Provo, UT

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 17, 2011

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Provo, Utah (Utah County) Police Department “Thank you for your help! Although we received only one call, that call led to the discovery of the children,” wrote Officer Kent. He wrote this after three children went missing on Friday, June 17, 2011. The children had been playing in their front yard when they vanished without a trace. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated and nearly 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the children’s homes, asking residents to contact Police if they saw the children. The tip from the single call enabled Police to locate the children safe, one mile from their home.

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Location: Shirley, MA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Shirley, Massachusetts (Middlesex County) Police Department “Calls went out immediately. I can’t say enough about this service. Good thing to have and use for missing persons,” wrote Sergeant Samuel Santiago after activating A Child Is Missing Alert on Wednesday, June 16, 2011. It was the end of the school day and the guardian of a nine year old girl had arrived to pick her up from school. She was nowhere to be found. Upon activation, over 1,000 alert calls went out to the community surrounding the school, giving the girl’s description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. Over 30 residents called, and tips from those calls enabled Police to find the girl safe, approximately 1 hour later at a relative’s home.

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Location: LaPorte, IN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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LaPorte County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office On the morning of Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a three year old boy was found wearing a jumpsuit and a diaper on West 300 North in LaPorte, IN. Deputy Walker contacted A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist the search for the child’s parents. After nearly 200 telephone alert calls were placed to the area, officials received a call from a neighbor of the child who was able to direct Police to where the child lived, approximately .2 miles from where he had been found.

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Location: Totowa, NJ

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Tuesday, June 14, 2011, an elderly man suffering from dementia was reported missing from his home in Hampton, NJ. Trooper Pavelchak called A Child Is Missing Alert at 2:24pm and the man was located at 2:45pm as a direct result of telephone alert calls sent to the area. The alert calls gave the man’s description and asked anyone with information to contact The New Jersey State Police. Residents in the town of Glen Gardner, approximately 2 miles away from the man’s home noticed the gentleman sitting in an intersection and flagged down local Police, who in turn notified the State Police. The man was reunited with his family, safe.

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Location: Bel Air, MD

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Harford County, Maryland Police Department On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a 12 year old girl was reported missing in Pylesville, MD. Officer Loughren contacted A Child Is Missing giving the girl’s description and last seen location. The technician placed over 650 calls to the rural vicinity where the girl had last been seen. Police received 3 calls from residents who were able to provide leads, giving the girls direction of travel. Approximately 40 minutes after the alert the girl was found wandering in the woods 2 miles away from her home. She was safe but transported to the hospital for further checkup.

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Location: Tulsa, OK

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 13, 2011

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Tulsa Oklahoma (Tulsa County) Police Department The evening of Monday, June 13, 2011, The Tulsa Police Department was searching for an 11 year old boy that had disappeared from his home on Admiral Boulevard. Dispatcher Terry activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Officer Flay at the location and over 1,400 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home. In response, 7 tips with sightings of the boy came in, all placing the boy in the same vicinity. Police responded and located the boy safe, near a relative’s home, approximately 6 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 10, 2011

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Friday, June 10, 2011, A Child Is Missing Alert was contacted by Detective Mike Rapp in regards to a missing nine year old boy. The boy had last been seen riding his bike near Volterra Court in Lutz earlier that afternoon. Nearly 1,200 calls were sent out to surrounding neighbors, alerting them to be on the lookout for the boy and to contact Police with any information. Approximately 35 minutes after the calls went out, Police located the boy due to a tip from a neighbor that had received the alert and noticed the boy near the community pool.

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Location: Bellevue, KY

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 09, 2011

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Dayton, Kentucky (Campbell County) Police Department Early in the morning Thursday, June 9th, 2011 Officer Jason Rudsell received a that a 13 year old had gone missing. Her worried parents said she had went over to visit a friends house and the believed that the friends parents dropped her off in another town. We the officer arrived at the scene he promptly called A Child Is Missing at 7:07am and within minutes an alert of 3,488 calls was launched to the area the girl was last seen. Persons who received the alert knew the whereabouts of the missing girl and called to notify the 13 year old that her parents were looking for her and had contacted the police. She returned home a 9:15am safe and sound.

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Location: Bolivar Boro, PA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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Bolivar Borough, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, June 7, 2011, a ten year old boy was reported missing after he got into an argument with his brothers that were supervising him. Officer Kindelberger led the search and activated A Child Is Missing for the first time on behalf of his agency. Over 400 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home giving his description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response to those alert calls, Police received tips enabling them to locate the boy safe, 5 miles away in Blairsville. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 35 minutes.

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Location: North Huntingdon Township, PA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, June 05, 2011

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North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, June 5, 2011, an 81 year old man suffering from dementia was reported missing to The North Huntingdon Township Police Department. The man had had last been seen the previous afternoon when he left home to get the air conditioning fixed in his station wagon. Lieutenant Mahinske led the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert as part of his agency’s efforts. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the man’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 4 tips were received. According to the case follow-up received, “the alert phone calls triggered the individuals that called to remember various sounds and events they experienced when the man was missing, which led to him being located very close to his residence.” Ultimately, the man was found inside his vehicle which he had driven over a hillside in a wooded area beside his residence. Total time from activation to recovery was less than one hour.

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Location: West Orange, NJ

Silver Alert - Recovered: Sunday, June 05, 2011

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West Orange, New Jersey (Essex County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, June 5, 2011 a 91 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his assisted living facility in West Orange. It was estimated that the man had been missing for five hours before Police were notified so no one knew how far the man could have gone. Dispatcher Babinski activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency and nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed to residents and businesses surrounding the facility, giving the man’s description and asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, the department received several calls with information that enabled them to narrow down the search area. They ultimately located the man safe, 15 miles away in Jersey City.

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Location: Ft Wayne, IN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Allen County) Police Department Tuesday, May 31, 2011, a single tip from an alert call ended a neighborhood search for a missing 11 year old boy. This came after Fort Wayne Police Sergeant Hosford activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist his agency at 6pm that day. More than 1,000 alert calls were sent out to the neighborhood surrounding the boy’s home. The information gleaned from the caller enabled Police to narrow down the search area and the boy was located riding his bike approximately 20 minutes later ½ mile from his home.

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Location: Belchertown, MA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Belchertown, Massachusetts (Hampshire County) Police Department At approximately 9:30pm Sunday, May 29, 2011, a mother reported her 14 year old son missing after he was picked up three hours earlier by a friend. Officer Krol activated A Child Is Missing Alert in hopes that someone in the community may have seen the boy. Over 1,000 telephone calls alerted homes and businesses to the boy’s description and asked anyone with information to contact Police. Approximately 15 minutes after the alert was placed, the boy returned home on his own, stating that the alert call went straight to a home he was attending a party at and that several other people also came up to him and let him know they also received the alert message. Case Closed.

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Location: Montclair, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 27, 2011

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Montclair, New Jersey (Essex County) Police Department At 6pm Friday, May 27, 2011, two girls, aged 13 and 14 were reported missing in Montclair. They had last been seen at 10:30 that morning walking to a local park. Officer Iberer activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 1,800 alert calls were quickly placed to the area surrounding the location the girls were last seen. As a result of those alert calls, Montclair Police received 15 calls from the public with information. That information enabled Police to locate the girls safe five miles away in Wayne, NJ.

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Location: LaPorte, IN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 26, 2011

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LaPorte County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office At 6:30am Thursday, May 26, 2011, a 4 year old boy wearing red and white underwear and spider-man shoes was found exploring a neighborhood by himself in LaPorte. He could not tell deputies his name or where he lived so Sergeant Ulam initiated a search for the boy’s family. A Child Is Missing was contacted to assist and approximately 150 telephone alert calls were placed covering a small region where the boy was found. In response 20 phone calls from residents came in with leads. Within ten minutes of the alert being placed, deputies were able to pinpoint the boy’s residence and identity.

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Location: Dayton, KY

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Dayton, Kentucky (Campbell County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, May 24, 2011, a 12 year old girl was reported missing after being dropped off at a park in Fort Thomas. The girl was going to meet a friend when she vanished. Just as they had done three weeks prior with successful results, A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist in the search. Over 1,400 telephone alert calls went out to residents and businesses surrounding the park. In response, the agency received 18 calls with information. That information enabled Police to locate the girl safe, approximately 10 miles from the park.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department The night of Monday, May 23, 2011, a 17 year old boy who, according to Police, was suicidal, had gone missing from home after leaving a note threatening to harm himself. Detective Dunning began a search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert as his agency had done with successful results several times in the past. More than 1,400 alert calls went to the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. As a result of the alert, at 6pm the following evening, Police were able to locate the boy safe, in a wooded area directly behind his home.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Monday, May 23, 2011

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department Monday, May 23, 2011, a frantic mother contacted the New Castle County Police Department to report her 11 year old son missing. She had last seen her son taking a nap in his underclothing. Detective Dunning contacted A Child Is Missing to place out telephone alert calls in hopes that someone in the community could assist with information. Because there was no clothing description, the alert only included the boy’s name and general features. It turned out to be enough, as approximately 1.5 hours after the alert; a single call came in providing an area where the child could be located. The boy was unharmed and reunited with his mother. This case marks New Castle County Police Department’s eleventh successful use of A Child Is Missing Alert.

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Location: Porterville, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, May 23, 2011

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Porterville, California (Tulare County) Police Department The morning of Monday, May 23, 2011, a 95 year old man was reported missing from his home in Porterville. The man had last been seen the previous evening and was thought to be suffering from Alzheimer’s. Dispatcher Tina Brown activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 1,400 calls were placed surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 5 calls with information were received. Those tips led Police to the man, who was walking along the road, approximately one half mile from his home.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department Sunday, May 22, 2011, residents and businesses within one mile of Four Seasons Lane received a telephone alert call from A Child Is Missing, describing a 64 year old missing man and asking them to call the Police Department if they had any information. Six citizens responded to that call, ending the search for the man in 17 minutes according to a case follow-up from Dispatcher Dudash. The man suffers from Alzheimer’s and had gone missing while on a walk. The leads from the alert calls enabled Police to locate the man safe, approximately 2.4 miles from his home.

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Location: Lockport, NY

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Niagara County, New York Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, May 18, 2011, a 13 year old boy was reported missing in Lockport, New York. Deputy Licinio dialed A Child Is Missing Alert’s toll free number requesting assistance as his agency had done with successful results before. Nearly 1,500 alert phone calls were launched to homes and businesses around the boy’s residence. The Sheriff’s Office received tips from citizens that saw the boy in an area approximately one quarter mile from his home. They responded and located the boy safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 45 minutes.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada (Clark County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2011, Detective Southwell was leading the search for a missing 14 year old girl. The girl had left a note threatening to harm herself and disappeared out a window. A Child Is Missing Alert was called to assist and more than 1,200 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout and to contact Police with any information. Due to the volume of calls, the 14 year old was flushed out from where she was harboring herself, finding it impossible to remain hidden from Police, friends and family.

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Location: Norwalk, IA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Norwalk, Iowa (Warren County) Police Department The evening of Saturday, May 14, 2011, Sergeant Trevor Martin activated the A Child Is Missing Alert program regarding a nine year old girl that had last been seen with her babysitter. The babysitter had last seen her at 10am that morning and waited to report her missing. More than 1,100 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home. In response, Police received more than 20 respondent calls from residents with information. One of those calls led Police to the girl safe, approximately one half mile from where she had gone missing. “I’ve used this program 3 times now with 100% success rate,” wrote Sgt Martin in the case follow-up. “Keep up the good work.”

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Location: Millersville, MD

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department Thursday, May 12, 2011, a 12 year old boy went missing in Arnold, Maryland and Sergeant Ashburn called A Child is Missing seeking assistance in the search for the boy. He had last been seen near his residence on White Coral Court at 8pm. A Child Is Missing launched nearly 1,300 alert calls surrounding the boy’s residence, asking citizens to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw the boy. According to a case follow-up report, a resident that received the alert spotted the boy and recognized him from the description in the alert. She called Police, and the boy was located, safe, approximately 2 miles from his residence.

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Location: Yorkville, IL

Children - Recovered: Monday, May 09, 2011

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Kendall County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office On Monday, May 15, 2011, an emotionally troubled 13 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Newark. Deputy Melchiori contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description of the boy to be distributed via telephone. Nearly 400 alert calls were placed using the boy’s home address as a center point, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Two neighbors that received the alert went out to check the area and located the boy sleeping on the deck of a foreclosed property, approximately one quarter mile from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to recovery was 20 minutes.

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Location: Martinsville, VA

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, May 09, 2011

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Henry County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Monday, May 9, 2011, a 55 year old mentally disabled man in the city of Martinsville was reported missing by his caretakers in a group home. Lieutenant Walker contacted A Child Is Missing and requested assistance for his agency. Nearly 500 telephone alert calls were placed covering a six mile radius, giving the man’s description and asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Approximately 30 minutes later, a woman that received the alert spotted a man matching the description crossing the street, approximately one mile from where he had gone missing. She called Police and the man was returned home, safe.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, May 06, 2011

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Friday, May 6, 2011, Sergeant Mosher had the difficult task of finding a woman with Alzheimer’s that couldn’t remember exactly who she was or where she lived. The woman had been found near the 1700 Block of Woodhaven Drive in Seffner, and only knew her first name. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated, and over 1,000 alert calls were placed, giving the woman’s clothing description and first name, and asking anyone who might know the woman to come forward. According to the case follow-up report from Sergeant Mosher, “Within 15 minutes of the ACIM Call, the husband of this female called.” Use of ACIM helped bring this case to a quick resolution, saving law enforcement time and resources, and quickly reuniting this family.

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 06, 2011

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Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) Police Department The night of Friday, May 6, 2011, a mother reported that her 10 year old son disappeared while getting ready for bed. Detective Dague led the search and contacted A Child Is Missing requesting assistance. Over 1,000 alert phone calls were launched to homes and businesses surrounding the boy’s residence. The Police Department received several calls and also received help from citizens that came out on foot to search for the boy. Some searchers were able to provide Police with a direction of travel which eventually led them to the boy safe, approximately 1.78 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Ashville, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 05, 2011

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St. Clair County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office On May 5, 2011, a 4 year old boy wearing a red shirt, blue jean shorts, and cowboy boots went missing from his home in rural Argo, Alabama. The little boy wasn’t alone, however. He had last been seen with his small chihuahua near a wooded area. Dispatcher Ledbetter activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist her agency, and over 600 alert calls went out to the community asking them to check their yards and to look out for the boy. Less than an hour after activation, a resident that had already located the boy was going door to door looking for his parents knocked on the door of a neighbor that had gotten the alert. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted and the boy as well as the chihuahua was reunited with his family.

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Location: Rising Sun, MD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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Rising Sun, Maryland (Cecil County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Rising Sun Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program for the first time when a 17 year old girl was reported missing. The girl had gone missing the previous day so Chief Peterson called the program’s toll free number. He provided key details about the girl and within minutes, telephones surrounding the girl’s residence where she was last seen were ringing with an alert message, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 5 tips with information were received, enabling Police to locate the girl safe less than two hours after activation, approximately 5 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Rapid City, SD

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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Pennington County, South Dakota Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, May 4, 2011, a little girl that appeared to be around 4 years old was found wandering by herself along some railroad tracks in Rapid City. Lieutenant Brubakken had the difficult job of finding out who she was and where she belonged. No one had called to report a young child missing and the girl seemed too scared to give her name or any details to the officers. A Child Is Missing was activated and the area surrounding the intersection where the girl was located was blanketed with alert calls giving the girl’s general description and asking anyone with information about her to come forward. About one hour after the calls were launched, the girl’s parents contacted the Sheriff’s office. Although the girl’s parents did not receive the alert because they did not have a phone, they were made aware of the alert and the girl’s absence by neighbors that had gotten the alert.

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Location: Green Bay, WI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Green Bay, Wisconsin (Brown County) Police Department Tuesday, May 3, 2011, an 11 year old girl went missing from her middle school in Green Bay. None of the girl’s friends had seen her get on the school bus and her mother reported that she always contacted her immediately after school. Captain Thomas led the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency. This activation resulted in more than 1,300 alert calls being placed around the school. In response, the department received several tips from kids in the neighborhood that reported seeing her walking around. Finally a citizen that received the alert found her in a nearby park upset and crying due to an earlier argument with her mother. The citizen contacted Police and remained with her until officers arrived.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Nashville Metro, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, May 3, 2011, a mother in Nashville called Police to report her 12 year old daughter missing. A friend of the girl told Police that the missing girl stated she was tired of her mother blaming her for everything so she was running away. Detective Jones-Watkins activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency and nearly 900 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home. A short time later, when those calls did not produce any leads, the calling area was expanded to include an additional 1,000 phone calls. The calls were placed in Spanish. Finally, hearing of the alert, and aware that Police were searching for her, the girl returned home safe, at 12:30pm.

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Location: Dayton, KY

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Dayton, Kentucky (Campbell County) Police Department Monday, May 2, 2011, community response to an alert phone call ended an intensive search for a troubled 14 year old girl missing for 3 days. The girl had last been seen on Friday night near the 500 block of 4th Street in Dayton. Corporal Baldwin and the girl’s mother were attempting to locate her through her friends and Facebook postings. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,100 Alert phone calls, asking the community for help. In response, 16 tips were received. One of those tips was from a person that knew where the girl had been given a ride. Police responded to the location and found the girl, approximately 2 miles from where she had gone missing. She was reunited with her mother, safe.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Other - Recovered: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The flexible and cooperative nature of ACIM and Law Enforcement is exampled in one noteworthy case: On April 27th Volusia County S.O. requested a case that involved a search for one of its K9 units that went missing. After the alerts were launched the dog was recovered within a ½ mile of the last seen location. The department replied “…your service made the community aware and help bring this important police K9 back to its handler.”

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Location: Lincoln, IL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Lincoln, Illinois (Logan County) Police Department Sunday, April 24, 2011, a mother reported her 14 year old son missing after she dropped him off the previous afternoon in Lincoln and he did not return home as planned. Sergeant Sielaff led the search and called the toll free number for A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Within minutes, telephones surrounding the boy’s last seen location were ringing, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a tip from a resident was received, giving the boy’s location. Officers responded and found the boy safe at a park, approximately one block from where he had gone missing.

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Location: McDonough, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Henry, Georgia (Henry County) Police Department The night of Monday, April 18, 2011, Sergeant Fowler contacted A Child Is Missing seeking assistance in locating a 20 year old man with Down’s syndrome. The man had been missing from his residence in Stockbridge for over an hour. More than 1,300 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the area in hopes that a neighbor or business owner might have seen him. Information from the alert calls lead officers directly to the man, who was found safe, 3 miles from where he went missing.

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Location: Winchester, VA

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 18, 2011

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Frederick County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Monday, April 18, 2011, a 4 year old boy with autism was reported missing from a 66-acre property in Winchester. There was a large pond on the property which heightened concern. A Child Is Missing was contacted by The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office with a description of the boy and the area and approximately 350 calls were placed within a 3 mile radius. The alert calls asked citizens to be aware of the boy’s absence and to search their own properties. A neighbor, having received the alert call, went outside to search and found the boy in a cow field unharmed. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 20 minutes.

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Location: Jefferson, WI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Jefferson County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office The morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, a 22 month old was reported missing from his home in Oconomowoc. He was with his mother playing in the yard and when she turned around, he was gone. Dispatcher Carol called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert and more than 500 calls were placed surrounding the boy's home asking businesses and neighbors to check their yards and contact the Sheriff’s Office if they had any information. According to the case follow up report, Detective Gray wrote, “Within 5 minutes of the A Child Is Missing call being sent out to neighborhood area a citizen went out in her yard and could hear a child crying.” The woman flagged down the Sergeant on duty and the child was recovered, crying but safe. “This woman reported she went outside to search for the child because of the area call from A Child Is Missing.”

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department The evening of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, two teenage boys went missing from Diminish Drive in Newark and Sergeant Zeissig contacted A Child Is Missing. After activating the Alert, which resulted in more than 1,600 alert calls to the area in question, the boys were found safe. Sergeant Zeissig wrote in his case follow up: “Three calls were generated. The first sighting the missing boys. The second with a location they had been 10 minutes prior. The third actually giving the address and location of the two missing boys.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than one hour, preserving law enforcement time and resources. This case marks New Castle County Police Department’s tenth successful use of A Child Is Missing Alert.

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Location: Pine Bluff, AR

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 11, 2011

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Jefferson County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office Friday, April 8, 2011, Investigator Randy Jackson contacted A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in finding a 15 year old girl missing from her residence in Pine Bluff. Although there was no clothing description known, an alert message with the girl’s name and general description was crafted in hopes that someone in the area may have information on her whereabouts. Nearly 800 alert calls were sent, asking anyone that may have seen her to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Finally, Monday morning, the agency received a call from a resident that had received the alert and was able to provide information that led Police to the girl. She was located safe, approximately 50 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

Children - Recovered: Thursday, April 07, 2011

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office Thursday, April 7, 2011, a six year old boy was found wandering on Boardwalk Lane in Piney and the Sheriff’s Office was charged with finding his parents. Sergeant Martineau activated A Child Is Missing Alert, and over 1,000 alert calls were placed to the community, asking anyone with information about the boy to contact Police. In response, 10 calls from the community were received, enabling deputies to locate the boy’s mother. Total time from call initiation to resolution was 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Salem, OR

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, April 03, 2011

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Salem, Oregon (Marion County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, April 3, 2011, a 74 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing after he did not return home from his nightly walk the previous evening. Sergeant Vanmeter called the toll-free number for A Child Is Missing to activate the alert, and nearly 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the man’s home where he was last seen. In response, two phone calls were received with sightings of the man, enabling Police to locate him safe, less than one mile from where he had gone missing. “Within 6 minutes of the A Child Is Missing activation, the missing person was located, said the case follow-up from Sgt VanMeter, “Excellent Resource!”

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Location: Millersville, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 02, 2011

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department At 11pm Friday, April 1, 2011, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from Milton Avenue in Glen Burnie. Officer Binner led the search and despite the late hour contacted A Child is Missing to activate the Alert. More than 1,000 alert phone calls were placed to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. An hour and a half later, as a direct result of information received by the alert calls, the boy was located safe, one half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: San Bernardino, CA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 31, 2011

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San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office Thursday, March 31, 2011, Deputy Charles was leading the search for a missing 10 year old boy. The boy had gotten into trouble with his parents and rather than face punishment, he decided to run away. It was beginning to get dark and his parents as well as law enforcement grew more concerned. In addition to passing flyers and making PA announcements in the area, A Child Is Missing was called to activate the Alert program. More than 2,000 alert calls were placed requesting anyone with information about the child to contact The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office. When those calls did not produce sufficient results to locate the boy, the calling area was expanded. In response to the second wave of calls, two calls with information were received, enabling officers to locate the boy safe, approximately 3 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2011, a 15 year old boy that had threatened to run away after being disciplined grabbed his jacket and took off. Deputy Michael responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search. The boy’s residence was in an extremely rural wooded area which complicated efforts to locate him. More than 800 telephone alert calls went out to residents and businesses asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Two respondent calls with information were received. According to the case follow up report, Deputy Michael wrote: “A second caller reported the boy was currently walking down Clay Palmerdale Road. I responded to the location and found him.” The boy was found safe, approximately four miles from where he had gone missing. This case marked Jefferson County’s fourth successful use of A Child Is Missing Alert.

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Location: Lapeer, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, March 21, 2011

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Lapeer County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The night of Monday, March 21, 2011, a 69 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing from North Van Dyke Road in Imlay City. Deputy Tappen activated A Child Is Missing Alert and nearly 600 alert phone calls were placed to the area, asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. The agency was also awaiting the arrival of a helicopter and K-9 to assist. According to the case follow-up from Deputy Tappen, “Prior to the arrival of K-9 and helicopter, neighbor received alert, checked his vehicle and discovered subject sleeping in it.”

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Location: Salem, IN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Salem, Indiana, (Washington County) Police Department Thursday, March 17, 2011, the Salem Police Department was searching for a 14 year old girl that had gone missing earlier that day. Officer Eric Mills lead the search, gathered all pertinent information, and Dispatcher Edith called the toll free number for A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. Within minutes, telephones in the region where the girl was last seen were ringing, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 5 tips with information were received, enabling Police to locate the girl safe, 2 miles away at a park. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 30 minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Ft Myers, FL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Thursday, March 17, 2011, a 9 year old girl was reported missing from her home in Lehigh Acres. Communications Supervisor Suzanne activated A Child Is Missing Alert and within minutes, the area surrounding the girl’s home was ringing with telephone alert calls. The message requested that recipients check their own yards and complexes for the missing girl and gave the phone number for the Police department. The agency received four calls from residents with information that lead them to the missing girl, a little over one half mile from where she had gone missing. The girl was unharmed and reunited with her family.

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Location: Gray, GA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, March 06, 2011

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Jones County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Sunday, March 6, 2011, a 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Haddock. Lieutenant Moody activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist as his agency had done with successful results several times in the past. More than 800 alert calls went out to residents and businesses surrounding he boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. According to Lt Moody, the agency received more than 50 calls from residents. Citizens came out on foot and bicycle to assist in the search. Ultimately the boy was found when a neighbor returned home from a friend’s house where the missing boy happened to be playing with a friend. The man’s wife mentioned receiving the alert message and the man recognized the missing boy’s name and immediately contacted Police. “This is a great service,” Said Lieutenant Moody, “I have used A Child Is Missing several times. It reaches out to a lot of people quickly and brings great results.”

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Location: Marshalltown, IA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, March 06, 2011

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Marshalltown, Iowa (Marshall County) Police Department Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:30pm, a frantic parent called to report an 8 year old boy missing. He had left to go skateboarding at 5pm and hadn’t been seen since. Marshalltown Police began an intensive search and activated A Child Is Missing which resulted in more than 900 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding the boy’s home. “You notified us at 2342 hours that the calls had gone out. We received a call 3 minutes later with his location,” according to Marshalltown Police. The boy had been playing with a friend whose mother received the alert and immediately called Police. The swift recovery time preserved Police resources and eased the family’s anguish.

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Location: Swampscott, MA

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 04, 2011

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Swampscott, Massachusetts (Essex County) Police Department The night of Friday, March 4, 2011, Swampscott Police were searching for a missing 16 year old that had gotten into a problematic issue in school and disappeared. Lt. Stephens activated A Child Is Missing to assist and more than 1,800 alert calls went out surrounding both the boy’s home and a nearby shopping center where Police believed the boy could be headed. In response to the alert, Police received several helpful tips, including learning that the boy had a cellphone his parents were unaware of. Finally, 39 minutes after the alert went out, the boy himself walked into the Police Department. He heard about the alert from friends that had received the calls and decided to go to the station. The quick resolution preserved Police resources.

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Location: Ottawa, KS

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Ottawa, Kansas (Franklin County) Police Department Saturday, February 19, 2011, an 80 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s laid down for an afternoon nap with his wife and when she awoke, he was missing. After searching her home and the surrounding area, she contacted Police. Responding officers became concerned because as nightfall approached, the temperatures were dropping, and the man’s home was surrounded by dense woods and there were lakes and other bodies of water nearby. Officer Schmidt contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and within minutes of placing the call, nearly 800 telephones surrounding the man’s home were ringing, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 30 citizens responded, offering to help search for the man. The Police Department formed teams including those citizens and along with law enforcement they fanned out to search for the missing gentleman. Finally, the man was found in a creek, where he had fallen in water up to his neck. He was dangerously hypothermic and was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was estimated that given another 15 to 30 minutes he would not have survived. “I truly believe it saved Winter’s life,” said Police Chief Dennis Butler, “I want to urge everyone living in this community to go on the “A Child Is Missing” website – and enter all of your unlisted home phones and cell phones to receive alerts from the police when someone goes missing.”

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Location: Humboldt, IA

Children - Recovered: Monday, February 14, 2011

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Humboldt County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office Monday, February 14, 2011, a call to A Child Is Missing ended an exhaustive search for law enforcement. A 14 year old girl had been missing for 7 days and Officers were concerned for her safety. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed around the girl’s home and school, asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Kruger, “Once the calls went out, we received a lot of great calls. Eventually, we were told where she was. Once again, a great resource for us.” Ultimately, the girl was located safe, 15 miles from where she had gone missing. This marked ACIM’s fourth safe assisted recovery for Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

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Location: Chatsworth, GA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Murray County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Saturday, February 12, 2011, Captain Ridley was leading the search for a missing 10 year old boy in a rural neighborhood of Chatsworth. He called A Child Is Missing’s toll free number to activate the alert and after giving a description and pertinent details to the technician, nearly 500 phones in the area were ringing asking anyone with information to contact Police. One of those calls went directly to a home approximately a half a mile away where the boy was playing with a friend unbeknownst to his family. Upon receiving the alert, the boy was immediately taken home safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 45 minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Ellenville, NY

Children - Recovered: Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Ellenville, New York (Ulster County), Police Department The afternoon of February 10, 2011, Chief Mattracion activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in a search for a missing 17 year old boy. It was extremely cold and he had been missing for over 24 hours. In addition, the boy was being treated for some medical conditions and did not have his medications with him. More than 1,300 alert calls were placed to the area where the boy had last been seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. One of those alert calls went directly to a home where the missing boy had stayed the night, unbeknownst to his family. Upon hearing the alert, he immediately returned home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 55 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Waukesha, WI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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Waukesha, Wisconsin (Waukesha County) Police Department On Tuesday night, February 9, 2010, the Waukesha Police Department began a search for an 8 year old boy reported missing when he did not come home from school – a search that ended with a response to one of the 1,335 alert phone calls placed by the A Child Is Missing Alert program. The Waukesha Police called the toll free number provided key information to the technician, and within minutes, the area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area where the boy was last seen to check their yards and complexes. One recipient of the call checked with her son to see if he knew where the boy was and mentioned the description of the boy’s jacket. Her son then admitted that the missing boy was hiding in the closet. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Emmett, ID

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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Gem County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office At midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, The Gem County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the worried father of a missing 14 year old boy suffering from autism. The boy had been in his room doing homework when his father checked on him at 9pm. When his father came to check on him again at midnight, he was nowhere to be found. Deputy Wonder activated A Child Is Missing and over 400 alert phone calls were launched with the boy’s description, requesting neighbors and businesses to contact Police if they had any information on the boy’s whereabouts. Approximately six hours after the alert calls launched, Police received a call from a couple that had received the alert call that morning and spotted the boy walking down a road near their home. They stopped the boy, called The Sheriff’s Office, and waited with him until Deputies arrived.

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Location: Gibbsboro, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 04, 2011

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Gibbsboro, New Jersey (Camden County) Police Department At 12:30am on Friday, February 4, 2011, Officer Girgenti called A Child Is Missing requesting activation of the Alert for a 10 year old boy missing for over four hours. Despite the late hour, a large calling radius was determined a necessity due to freezing temperatures and over 1,800 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with any information to contact Police. According to the Gibbsboro Police Department, several calls came in as concerned residents volunteered to assist the department. When daylight came, the boy had still not been located and the department called back to expand the calling radius. One of those calls went to the boy’s teacher who went out to assist in searching for the boy. She found the boy sleeping in a field approximately 2 miles from his home at 7:30am.

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Location: White Settlement, TX

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 30, 2011

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White Settlement, Texas (Tarrant County) Police Department The morning of Sunday, January 30, 2011, Investigator Rayner contacted A Child Is Missing concerning an 11 year old boy that had left his home the previous night with a friend stating that he would be back at 6pm and never returned. Approximately 1,000 calls were placed in the vicinity of the boy’s home, asking for citizens to be aware that the boy was missing and to look over their property for him. Of the responders, one call was from a woman stating that the boy had spent the night at her home with her child. She immediately sent the boy home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was one hour and fifteen minutes.

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Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office Thursday, January 27, 2011, a 72 year old man was reported missing by his daughter in Richland and the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office answered the call. He was reported to have heart problems and sounded confused when he spoke to his daughter that afternoon. Deputy Mulligan activated A Child Is Missing Alert to enhance his agency’s search and over 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the man’s home in Richland. Although Deputies did not have a clothing description, a description of the man’s vehicle and a physical description were given to the ACIM technician and residents were asked to call The Sheriff’s Office if they had any information. Several citizens called with information and Deputies were able to place the missing man in a store several hours after he last spoke with his daughter. This enabled them to refocus their search and ultimately the man was found in a ditch confused but safe, approximately 45 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Penn Hills, PA

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Penn Hills Borough, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department During the evening on Saturday, January 22, 2011 a deaf and mute adult with Down Syndrome, with a history of wandering off, went missing from his home. To make matters worse, the temperature was in the teens and the man was not wearing a coat. After an unsuccessful search of a small wooded area near his house, police contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to aid in the effort. Nearly 1,200 calls were launched in the vicinity around the house. In response, several callers reported seeing the man in a shopping center in town approximately a mile away from his home. With this information, police were able to launch a focused search, and the man was found safe in that Shopping Center and returned to his family.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) - Birmingham Police Department - January 21, 2011, a 77 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s wandered away from his backyard. With night setting in, the temperature was quickly dropping to below freezing. To aid in the search for the missing gentleman, the Birmingham Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing to issue an Alert. Within minutes of activation, almost 1,300 calls were sent out to the area surrounding the man’s house. Tips began coming in to the Police Department, but none that led them to the missing man. However, the next morning, a household who received the call spotted the man in an open field, almost 3 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Portage, WI

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Portage, Wisconsin Police Department (Columbia County) Thursday, January 20, 2011, the mother of a 16 year old boy contacted Police when she awoke and found her son missing. The boy had been missing before and was known to sleep walk and was thought to be suffering from depression. Lieutenant Kiefer contacted A Child Is Missing to assist in the location and recovery of the boy, and all homes and businesses surrounding the boy’s home received an alert call with his description and last known location. “As soon as the calls went out we began receiving calls of possible sightings,” according to Lt. Kiefer, “One call put him within one block of the high school. He was located inside by Police personnel and a teacher that had come to school early.” Police began to investigate the boy’s presence in the school. It was found to be very suspicious. He was returned to his home, 40 minutes from the time of activation.

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Location: Hot Springs, AR

- Recovered: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Garland County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, January 18, 2011, an 11 year old girl riding a small purple bike went missing in Pearcy, Arkansas and the Garland County Sheriff’s Office was searching for her. Sergeant Williams called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert and nearly 1,100 phone calls went to the area where she was last seen and 15 calls with information from the public were generated as a result. A resident approximately 2 miles from where the girl went missing called and stated a girl matching the description in the alert was right outside their house. Deputies responded and found her in good condition, according to a follow-up from Lieutenant Chapman.

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Location: Winfield, KS

Children - Recovered: Saturday, January 15, 2011

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Winfield, Kansas (Cowley County) Police Department The evening of Saturday, January 15, 2011, the parents of a 12 year old boy with special needs contacted the Winfield Police Department frantic when they couldn’t find their son. They had asked their son to stay in the car for just a minute while going into a store and upon returning, he was nowhere to be found. Officer Nicole Hills activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the department in their search, a first for the agency. More than 1,300 alert phone calls went to homes and businesses surrounding the address where the boy was last seen. A resident, having received the alert call, spotted the boy and flagged down an officer who recovered the child safe, approximately one half mile from where he had gone missing. "It worked well. We are very happy with the outcome," said Floyd Clarkson with the Winfield Police Department.

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Location: Moorefield, WV

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Moorefield, West Virginia (Hardy County) Police Department On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 an 8 year old boy was reported missing by his parents when he did not get off of the school bus. Police checked with all friends and all possible places the child could have possibly gone and then quickly called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Nine Hundred alert calls were sent out around the boy’s bus route asking anyone with information to call Police. The department received several calls from residents, ultimately leading to the boy’s safe recovery, less than a half mile from where he had gone missing. Police Chief Steven Reckart was quoted as saying “ACIM got the word out quickly and aided in the child’s location.”

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 07, 2011

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Tallahassee, Florida (Leon County) Police Department The afternoon of Friday, January 7, 2011, A Child Is Missing Alert received a call from Corporal Houston in regards to a 12 year old boy that was reported missing from the 400 block of West Tharpe Street. Over 1,600 alert calls giving the boy’s description were phoned to the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a call was received from a citizen that had seen the boy at a nearby community center. Police responded and located the boy safe, 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 29 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 07, 2011

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Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Friday, January 7, 2011, a 13 year old girl ran away because her boyfriend moved out of town. Her parents, frantic with worry, contacted the Sheriff’s Office for help as soon as they discovered the disappearance. At Deputy Deramus’ request, Dispatcher Thornton contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description of the girl to be distributed via telephone which centered on the residence of the girl and her school. A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,200 alert calls over the surrounding area. The Sheriff’s Office received 20 respondent calls from residents. The girl was located a short time later, approximately 10 miles from where she had gone missing. Dispatcher Thornton was quoted as saying, “The alert system was very good. They worked in a timely manner that allowed us to locate the child.”

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Location: Rankin, TX

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 07, 2011

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Upton County, Texas Sheriff’s Office On Friday, January 7, 2011, a 13 year old boy was reported missing from his home in rural Rankin, Texas and The Upton County Sheriff’s Office immediately began searching for him. Part of the agency’s search included activating A Child Is Missing Alert and Deputy Kilgore placed the call. After providing all the necessary case information, A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,000 alert calls to the area surrounding the boy’s home. Not far from Rankin, another child had been missing for over two weeks and the community was on edge. Citizens came out in their vehicles and on foot to assist. Five tips with information on the boy’s location came in as a result of the alert calls. According to Sheriff Brown, “The child was recovered within 10 minutes of the calls being placed.” The boy was found safe, less than a half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: St Petersburg, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 07, 2011

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St Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County) Police Department- At 9:15pm Friday, January 7, 2011, the Saint Petersburg Police responded to a call from a distraught father stating that his car, with his one year old son sleeping in the back, had been stolen. The father had stopped to go into an apartment complex for a moment and left the car running in his sight, so he could see the car being driven off, but could not see the driver. Sergeant Clyman, believing the child to be in danger, activated the Amber Alert and A Child Is Missing Alert to aid the Police search. Nearly 3,000 alert phone calls were placed surrounding the complex where the child was abducted from, giving the description of the child and the car, and asked people to be on the lookout and contact Police if they had any information. In response, Police received a tip from a resident that recognized the car. Police responded to find the abandoned car one half mile from where it was stolen. The baby was still asleep, safe in his car seat. Total recovery time was one hour and fifteen minutes.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On Wed, January 5, 2011, Detectives from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office activated A Child Is Missing to aid in their search for a 13 year old girl, who was originally reported missing on November 30, 2010. After being spotted at a neighborhood intersection, Detective Michael Rapp requested we launch Alert Calls in a 2 mile area around the intersection, covering the neighborhood the girl was believed to be in. A Child Is Missing launched almost 400 calls. Approximately 30 minutes later, the first call with information was received. Unfortunately, the child was gone when Deputies arrived. A subsequent call, however, led Deputies straight to the child.

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Location: Concord, NC

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, January 03, 2011

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Concord, North Carolina (Cabarrus County) Police Department Monday, January 3, 2011, a 62 year old man was reported missing and the Concord Police Department answered the call. He was reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s had high blood pressure as well as a stint in his heart and he had already been missing for several hours when Police were notified. Sergeant Smith activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist and over 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the man’s home asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, 3 citizens called with tips that placed the man in an area over 5 miles away from his home. When officers responded, they found the man safe, but confused. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Rapid City, SD

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, December 31, 2010

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Rapid City, South Dakota (Pennington County) Police Department At 1:00am on Friday, December 31, 2010, it was 10 degrees outside and Sergeant Fox was leading the search for a 28 year old woman reported to have a head injury. The woman had last been seen at 9pm wearing only pajamas, carrying a blanket and wearing no shoes. A Child Is Missing was contacted to activate the Alert and despite the late hour, 200 alert calls were placed around the location where the woman was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. When those calls did not produce sufficient results to locate the woman, the calling area was expanded a few hours later. Finally a call came in from a nearby resident stating that he had given a ride to the woman around 10:00pm. He returned home and went to sleep. He woke up and discovered the alert message on his answering machine and immediately contacted Police. He was then able to lead Police to her location, where they found the woman safe, approximately one half mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Georgetown, SC

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 31, 2010

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Georgetown County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Friday, December 31, 2010, two toddlers aged two and three were reported missing from the small town of Hemingway. Sergeant Geno called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. The two children were believed to have wandered into the woods surrounding their home and Deputies wanted to find them quickly as there was also water nearby. More than 200 alert phone calls went out, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In this particular case, approximately 20 neighbors having received the call came out to search for the children. As a result, the children were located safe by some of the searchers, approximately 2.5 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Minnehaha County) Police Department The evening of Friday, December 30, 2010, a 27 year old man was reported missing from a group home in Sioux Falls. Police and caregivers were anxious to find him because of an impending snowstorm that night. Sergeant McManus called A Child Is Missing to assist the agency and more than 1,200 alert phone calls were placed surrounding the home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A citizen, having listened to the alert message on voicemail saw a person matching the description walking down the sidewalk. The resident immediately contacted Police and remained on the line until officers arrived and located the man safe, approximately 1 mile from where he had gone missing. "This is the first time we've activated the A Child is Missing alert and obviously it worked well in this situation," said Officer Sam Clemens.

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Location: Port Townsend, WA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Port Townsend, Washington (Jefferson County) Police Department Tuesday, December 28, 2010, an 8 year old boy was reported missing by his father after a visitation with his mother who did not have custody. Communications Officer Allen called A Child Is Missing and provided a description of the boy, the boy’s mother and the vehicle to be distributed via telephone. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 calls over the area where the boy was last seen, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Information from the calls led Police 45 miles away to Bremerton. According to the Port Townsend Police Department , “Tips coming in led to the eventual arrest of the suspect and safe return of the child.”

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) Police Department December 25, 2010, a 74 year old man was reported missing from his home on Fifteenth Avenue. Detective Towns contact A Child Is Missing and reported a full description of the man in hopes that someone in the community might have information leading his recovery. A Child Is Missing alerted nearly 1,200 homes and businesses in the area around the man’s home. Tips came in from residents which enabled Police to locate the man safe, approximately 2 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Sebastian, FL

- Recovered: Friday, December 24, 2010

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Sebastian, Florida (Indian River County) Police Department- On December 24, 2010, a 60 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s as well as Down’s Syndrome was reported missing from his home. Communications Technician Jennifer called A Child Is Missing with the physical details of the man and nearly 1,000 alert phone calls were placed to residents and businesses around the man’s home. The Police Department received a call from a resident advising that he just saw a person fitting the man’s description walking past his residence. Officers responded to the scene and located the man safe, approximately two miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Saturday, December 18, 2010, Detective Jones activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for family, friends or anyone at all who might know the 64 year old gentleman found sitting lost at the intersection of Rampart and Nuremberg in Punta Gorda. He had just moved to the area two weeks ago and couldn’t remember where he lived. More than 1,300 alert phone calls went out to the area where he was found. In response, 7 tips were received from the community. One of those tips came directly from the man’s new neighbors who immediately notified the gentleman’s family. The family called in and he was reunited with them safe, 32 minutes after activation.

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Location: Columbus, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 17, 2010

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Columbus, Georgia (Muscogee County) Police Department The morning of Friday, December 17, 2010, The Columbus Police Department was searching for a 9 year old boy that had gone missing the previous evening after being disciplined. Sergeant Miles called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert and within minutes, more than 1,400 phones surrounding the boy’s address were ringing with alert calls. The alert asked anyone with information to contact Police. “The missing child was located on 12-17-2010 at about 1330 hours in the apartment complex in which he resides by a neighbor,” Sergeant Miles said. “The neighbor had received the ACIM alert. He was unharmed. Thanks for your assistance.”

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Location: Stockton, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Stockton, California (San Joaquin County) Police Department The morning of Tuesday, December 7, 2010, Stockton Police were confronted with the peculiar circumstance of having located a woman who was not sure who she was and having to find her family. The woman was found wandering along Henry Long Boulevard at 5am and couldn’t remember her name. Over 1,200 alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing after Officer Enebrad activated the Alert Program. In response, a call with information came in giving the woman’s identity. Police were then able to determine that the woman lived one block from where she was found and she was reunited with her caregivers safe.

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Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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Poughkeepsie, New York (Dutchess County), Police Department Tuesday, December 7, 2010, an 80 year old woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from her residence on Livingstone Street and The Poughkeepsie Police Department answered the call and began the search. Activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program was part of the agency’s efforts and more than 1,400 alert calls were placed around the woman’s home where she had last been seen. After launching the calls, the department reported receiving three calls from residents with information that helped them find a direction of travel and finally led to the woman’s safe recovery, approximately one half mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Franklin, IN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 04, 2010

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Johnson County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office Saturday, December 4, 2010, a 12 year old boy went missing after becoming upset with his babysitter near the 400 block of Shady Brook Heights in Greenwood. Deputy Nuetzmann activated A Child Is Missing Alert which resulted in more than 1,300 alert phone calls to the area where the boy was last seen. A few hours later, The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a gas station that had received an alert call and reported that the child was in the store. Deputies responded and found the child safe, approximately 1 mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: New Market, VA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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New Market, Virginia (Shenandoah County) Police Department Tuesday, November 30, 2010, a 13 year old boy was reported missing by his parents when he did not come home from school. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that although he left the house early that morning he did not show up at school. Chief Peery contacted A Child Is Missing to augment his agency’s search and more than 700 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s home where he had last been seen. In response, 3 calls with information were received. According to Chief Peery, “The first call came in approximately 10 minutes after broadcast, the second about 12 minutes later- both were of sightings earlier that day. The last was approximately 45 minutes before he was located. The calls gave us a direction of travel.” Ultimately, the boy was located safe, approximately three quarters of a mile from his home.

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Location: Lady Lake, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Lady Lake, Florida (Lake County) Police Department The evening of Saturday, November 27, 2010, Corporal Character activated A Child Is Missing Alert in regards to a 77 year old woman missing from her home in Lady Lake. The department was in the process of activating a Silver Alert and wanted to send the phone calls to the community in the hopes that someone may have information on her whereabouts. More than 1,500 alert phone calls were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the woman’s home. In response, the department received four calls from citizens with tips, enabling them find the woman safe approximately ½ mile from her home.

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Location: Maumee, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 26, 2010

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Maumee, Ohio (Lucas County) Police Department Friday, November 26, 2010, a seven year old girl went missing from Parkway Drive in Maumee and Officer Beck called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. Within minutes, telephones in the girl’s neighborhood were ringing, giving the girls description and asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, Police received 12 calls from residents, one of which was from the parent of a friend of the missing girl, who advised Police that the missing child was at her house. Total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 17 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Webster, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Webster, Massachusetts (Worcester County) Police Department Tuesday, November 23, 2010, an 88 year old woman was reported missing after she went for a walk and didn’t return home after a couple of hours. Sergeant Shaw activated A Child Is Missing to assist along with employing k9 units to help find the woman. Nearly 700 alert calls with the woman’s description went out surrounding the Blueberry Way address where the woman had last been seen. One neighbor who received the call checked his back yard and found the woman sitting in a lawn chair. Sergeant Shaw reported that the woman was in good spirits and that she told Police she remained at the home hoping someone would come home. “She did good, she was coherent..the ambulance was there but she didn’t need it,” he said. Total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 40 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: New Albany, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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New Albany, Indiana (Floyd County) Police Department Monday, November 22, 2010, Detective Haub contacted A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in a search for a 30 year old woman that had been missing for two days. The woman was reported to be mentally challenged and had a full cast on her left leg. Although she was using a wheel chair, it was found left at her residence. Upon activation, more than 1,200 alert calls were placed surrounding the Charlestown Road address where the woman was last seen. According to Detective Haub, “A call came from a neighbor/friend [that] led us to the victim’s ex-boyfriend. Law Enforcement in Louisville, KY found victim at ex-boyfriends apartment.” Ultimately, the victim was found safe, approximately 8 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Munster, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Munster, Indiana (Lake County) Police Department Thursday, November 11, 2010, Sergeant Oberk contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a missing 79 year old man suffering from dementia. Over 1,000 alert calls giving the man’s general description were placed surrounding the intersection of Manor Avenue and Gregory Avenue where the man had last been seen at approximately 9 pm. In response, Police received a tip from a citizen who had received the alert call and while driving spotted the missing man. Police responded and located the man safe, approximately 3 miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 45 minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Osceola, AR

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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Osceola, Arkansas (Mississippi County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, November 2, 2010, a 14 year old girl was reported missing by her family after she did not come home from school. Sergeant Reynolds activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his search. More than 1,300 alert calls went to residents and businesses surrounding the school where she was last seen, asking anyone who had seen her to call Police. One of the alert calls went to a home where the missing girl was at. Upon receiving the alert call, the parents of the friend the girl was visiting contacted Police and sent the missing girl home. Total time from activation to safe recovery was approximately one half hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: South Jordan, UT

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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South Jordan, Utah (Salt Lake County) Police Department, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, a 94 year old man suffering from Dementia went missing from an assisted living facility at 6:30 in the morning wearing nothing but his undergarments. Sergeant Charter led the search for the man and A Child Is Missing was activated to assist, as they had successfully used the Alert System just three months prior. Over 1,500 alert calls were placed surrounding the facility, giving the man’s description and asking residents to check their yards. In response, Police received two tips. One call was from a resident who, upon receiving the alert, checked their backyard and found the missing man, safe, approximately one mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, October 29, 2010

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Colerain Township, Ohio (Hamilton County) Police Department Friday, October 29, 2010, a 79 year old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease and Dementia was reported missing from his home in Cincinnati. Sergeant Owens activated A Child Is Missing Alert and within minutes, the telephones of residents and businesses surrounding the man’s home were ringing, asking anyone who had seen the man to contact Police. “Upon activation, several neighbors went out looking for the missing man,” stated a follow up from the department, “one of them found him a ½ mile away.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Scarsdale, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Scarsdale, New York (Westchester County), Police Department At approximately 10pm on Thursday, October 28, 2010 Officer Johnson called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. An 84 year old man suffering from dementia was reported missing from his home on Palmer Avenue. The man had been missing for around 3 hours and was reported to be heading in a southwesterly direction. Over 1,100 alert calls were placed, and the ACIM technician focused them to the southwest of the man’s home. In response, Police received tips that enabled them to locate the missing man safe, one half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Lieutenant Clark was searching for a missing 74 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure when he activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. The man had last been seen walking northbound from the YMCA near the 1900 Block of 30th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The ACIM technician placed more than 1,400 alert calls in a northerly direction surrounding the area where the man had last been seen walking from the YMCA. In response, several tips were received placing the missing man in an area approximately 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing. Ultimately, as a result of the tips, he was found safe.

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Location: Waycross, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, October 25, 2010

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Ware County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Monday, October 25, 2010, Sheriff Royal was leading the search for a 68 year old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The man had last been seen at 10 am that morning, near a church, riding a red four wheeler. It was nearing 5 pm and the man had not returned. The area is wooded and consists of several lakes, ponds and streams, so Police and family members grew concerned for the man’s safety. A Child Is Missing was activated to assist and due to the rural area, only 100 alert calls were placed surrounding a 13 square mile area where the man was last seen. “As a direct result of A Child Is Missing Alert,” said Sheriff Royal, “a resident found this man and contacted 911.”

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Location: Lockport, NY

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Niagara County, New York Sheriff’s Office The evening of Tuesday, October 19, 2010, Deputy Rohde contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. His agency, along with the New York State Police was searching for a 12 year old boy that had gone missing from his residence in Lockport. His family had just moved to the area and the boy did not yet have friends in the area or know his way around. Over 1,700 alert calls were placed, giving the boys name and description, and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, a tip was received that led them to the location of the boy in a manufactured home complex approximately 2 miles from where he had gone missing. “The great news is this young boy was returned safely to his father within 12 minutes of the “Child is Missing” activation. The good news is valuable resources which cost a lot of money did not have to be used” stated Sheriff James R. Voutour.

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Location: Sandy City, UT

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 18, 2010

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Sandy City, Utah (Salt Lake County) Police Department Monday, October 18, 2010, three girls, aged 4, 7 and 9 were reported missing from the 8000 block of Grambling Way in Sandy. The three girls were friends who had last been seen playing outside at 6pm and hadn’t been seen in two hours. Sergeant Carriger called A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,700 alert calls were placed, giving all three girl’s descriptions and asking anyone who had seen them to call Police. In response, Police received 4 tips from residents who remembered seeing the girls walking northbound on a nearby major street. This helped the girl’s parents remember that the girls loved a business in a shopping center in that area. Police responded and found the girls in that shopping center, safe, approximately 2.5 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Caruthersville, MO

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 18, 2010

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Pemiscot County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office The evening of Monday, October 18, 2010, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Steele. Deputy Holder activated A Child Is Missing and within minutes, nearly 1,000 telephones surrounding the boy’s address were ringing with alert calls. The alert message asked anyone with information to contact Police. In response, Police received information that allowed them to locate the boy safe, approximately 3 miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 15 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Indian River, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Tuscarora Township, Michigan (Cheboygan County) Police Department Saturday, October 16, 2010, Patrolman Johnson was leading the search for a missing 12 year old boy living in foster care. Police and caregivers were particularly concerned because the boy was reported to be on medication for emotional needs and his residence was surrounded by two large lakes. A Child Is Missing Alert was contacted and placed out telephone alert calls surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. “A Child Is Missing was activated at 1534 hours and he was located 9 minutes later.” According to Chief Wagner, “Our department is very impressed and satisfied with the results.”

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Location: Maumee, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Maumee, Ohio (Lucas County) Police Department At 1:30 in the morning on October 16, 2010, a little girl was found wandering on Broadway Street in Maumee. The girl could not tell Police where she lived, her name, or her age, but appeared to be around 4 years old. Patrolman Weaver called A Child Is Missing Alert, and despite the late hour, around 100 alert calls were placed around the location where the girl was found, giving her general description and asking anyone who knew her to contact Police. In response, Police received a call that directed them to the Child’s home, 1 block from where she was found. “No foul play.” said Police, “Just a curious child who figured out how to open a door without a parent.”

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Location: Vinita, OK

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 15, 2010

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Vinita, Oklahoma (Craig County) Police Department The evening of Friday, October 15, 2010, a 7 year old girl was reported missing from her Grandmother’s residence in Vinita. Officer Hampsten called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert and more than 1,700 alert calls went out to the community asking anyone with information to call Police. “After activating the alert our dispatch received numerous calls concerning the child and provided our agency with a great number of additional volunteers.” Said Lieutenant Messick, “With your help, the child was located near the residence of her Grandmother. Thank You for a great service.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was 45 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Allison Park, PA

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 15, 2010

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Hampton Township, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department On Friday, October 15, 2010, a 15 year old boy went missing from his residence in Allison Park due to domestic problems in the home. The child’s behavior and actions led Police to believe he may harm himself. Sergeant Vulakovich activated A Child Is Missing alert for the first time after attending a recent training in his area. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were placed with the boy’s physical description, the clothing he was last seen wearing, and asked anyone who had seen him to contact Police. In response, three calls came in from residents who had seen the boy near a wooded area behind a local farm. Police responded and found the boy safe, 1 mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Bel Air, MD

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 08, 2010

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Harford County, Maryland Police Department On the evening of Friday, October 8, 2010, a 12 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Edgewood. Corporal Gonzalez called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program and more than 1,700 alert calls went out around the boy’s residence. “It worked very well,” said Corporal Gonzalez, “the call went out, 10 minutes later someone called who had seen him, we went to location and found the subject.”

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Location: La Plata, MD

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office The morning of Tuesday, October 5, 2010, Detective Klezia ended an exhaustive search for a missing 60 year old woman suffering from dementia with the assistance of A Child Is Missing Alert. The woman had been missing for over 2 days, and a thorough search with bloodhounds had turned up nothing. ACIM placed over 1,100 alert calls surrounding the woman’s home in Waldorf. In response, Police received a tip from a woman informing them that the missing woman was being held in jail in the neighboring county. The woman had walked down a road and asked a motorist for a ride to that county. At some point the woman had gone into a store, become confused and refused to leave that store. The owner of the store had called law enforcement and the woman was taken into custody. Although this was not the best situation in which to find the woman, Detective Klezia expressed gratitude that his agency did not have to spend more time and resources searching for her, and that her family now knew where she was.

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Location: Westminster, MD

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 02, 2010

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Carroll County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office Saturday, October 2, 2010, Sergeant Prise activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a 15 year old boy. He dialed the toll free number, gave a description and pertinent details to the technician and within minutes, more than 1,700 phones surrounding the boy’s Westminster address were ringing with alert calls. The alert asked anyone with information about the boy to contact Police. In response, Police received 6 phone calls from residents that had seen the boy walking along a road approximately 6 miles from his home. Police responded to the location and found the boy safe.

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Location: Rankin, PA

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, October 01, 2010

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Rankin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Lieutenant Sion activated A Child Is Missing Alert for the first time after attending a training a few weeks prior. He was leading the search for a missing 28 year old woman with previous psychiatric problems that had been missing for several hours. Her mother reported her missing and was concerned because the woman seemed depressed and her residence was within walking distance to the large Monongahela River. Nearly 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the woman’s home and Police received several calls with information as a result. Some of those callers reported a woman matching her description getting onto a bus. Police were then able to obtain the video of the woman from the bus and discovered the woman got off the bus at a psychiatric facility. Because of HIPPA laws, the hospital would not confirm or deny the woman’s presence at the facility but finally the woman did contact a sister who confirmed the woman’s safety at the hospital.

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Location: Vidalia, LA

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 01, 2010

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Vidalia, Louisiana (Concordia County) Police Department The evening of Thursday, September 30, 2010, Officer Singleton was leading the search for a 13 year old girl that had last been seen at 7:30 that morning at her home in Vidalia. Just as they had done just two days prior with successful results, A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist in the search. More than 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home, giving her description and asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact Police. The initial launch of calls did not produce sufficient results to locate the girl so the calling area was expanded twice through A Child Is Missing. Finally, with the second expansion of calls, tips began coming in and several callers reported seeing a girl matching the description near Smith Lane in Ferriday. Police responded and located the girl, safe, the evening of October 1, thirteen miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Vidalia, LA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Vidalia, Louisiana (Concordia County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, September 28, 2010, a 16 year old boy went missing after having a confrontation with his parents regarding his grades. Officer Dye activated A Child is Missing Alert to enhance the search his agency had begun. More than 1,100 alert calls with the boys name and physical description were sent to homes and businesses surrounding the boy’s residence where he was last seen. The initial launch of alert calls did not produce sufficient results and an expansion of the original area was requested. An additional 1,200 alert calls were placed and this time a call came in from a mother who said that her child knew where the missing boy was. Officers responded to the tip, and found the boy safe, approximately four miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Tavares, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, September 27, 2010

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Lake County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Monday, September 27, 2010, after 11pm, Sergeant Waylend was working a case involving a missing 85 year old man when he called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program for help. The man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and was reported to be in the advanced stages of the disease, was reported missing by his wife from Heritage Drive in Groveland. Further heightening concern, was that the small community in which the man lives is surrounded by several lakes and the man had already been missing for over four hours when Police were notified. Hundreds of alert calls were placed to residents in the man’s community, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Several of the residents got out of bed and into golf carts and began assisting Police in the search. Two residents in a golf cart found the missing man lying in a ditch injured and disoriented. Total time from activation to recovery was 20 minutes, thus saving valuable time that allowed paramedics to get him to the local hospital where he was treated and then released to his wife.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Sunday, September 26, 2010, two boys aged 10 and 11 were reported missing after having last been seen playing in their front yard. Deputy Warren called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist as his agency had done several times previously. Within minutes, the area surrounding the boys’ home in Bremen was ringing with alert calls. In response, the Sheriff’s Office received 5 calls with information on the boys’ location. Upon responding to those tips, Police found the boys safe, near a church, approximately 10 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 20, 2010

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Monday, September 20, 2010, a call was made to the Sheriff’s Office by a woman that had seen what appeared to be a young boy being grabbed and taken by two men in a car. While no child had been reported missing, no stone was left unturned as detectives, helicopters, deputies and k-9 units were deployed investigating the possible abduction. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated as well, and more than 5,000 alert calls were placed around the school where the possible abduction was reported to have occurred. The message included a description of the vehicle, the two drivers, the child, and a partial license plate. One of those alert calls went to the grandmother of the child, who upon hearing the message thought that the people involved could be her son and grandchild. She immediately called Police. Following up on the tip, detectives spoke to the father, and determined what the witness had seen was simply the father placing a stubborn child into the car after school. The fast action of the alert calls along with the help of the public saved additional law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department Saturday, September 18, 2010, a 78 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing by his family. Corporal Bottervesch activated A Child Is Missing Alert as his agency had done successfully in the past. Within minutes, the area surrounding the man’s Wilmington neighborhood was ringing with telephone alert calls. The alert calls requested that those in the area check their own yards and complexes for the missing man and requested anyone with information to call Police. The agency received a call from a resident that upon receiving the alert went outside and noticed the missing man in his neighbor’s yard. He contacted Police and stayed with the man until Police arrived. The man was unharmed and reunited with his family.

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Location: Rockwood, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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Rockwood, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department ACIM was asked to assist the Rockwood Police Department in locating a 15 year old girl. Rather than write up our own success story, we decided to post the very kind letter we received in response. “On 09/18/10 at 12:12 hrs our department used A Child Is Missing Alert for the first time. Within minutes of placing the call, the police department started getting calls from residents. The residents asked what they could do to help look for the missing girl. One call we received said that the missing girl was seen at a residence on 9/17/10 at 1900 hrs. At 1320hrs on 09/18/10 we received a call, stating that our missing girl was walking down the street in a subdivision. I responded to the location and the missing girl was located. Being the first time we used the ACIMA system, the person that took the information over the phone was great. She was easy to understand and answered all of my questions that I had. I put out a memo to all of the officers in our department the use the ACIMA system whenever necessary. I have total confidence that this is a great tool to use when a person is missing. Signed Detective Steve Mercure, Rockwood Police Department”

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Location: Springfield, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Sangamon County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Saturday, September 11, 2010, Deputy Cline activated A Child Is Missing Alert for his agency the second time that week. This time it was in reference to a 75 year old woman suffering from Dementia that had wandered away from her home. The woman’s neighborhood was surrounded with wooded areas which further complicated the search. Over 1,200 alert calls were placed, asking residents to check their yards and complexes. One resident, after checking around her yard, spotted the woman in the woods, and immediately called Police. Upon responding, Police found the woman disoriented, but safe, just a few houses down from where she had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than 35 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Sewell, NJ

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 10, 2010

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Washington Township, New Jersey (Gloucester County) Police Department The evening of Friday, September 10, 2010, Corporal Greer was leading the search for a 10 year old boy. He had last been seen at a local Wal-Mart, and initial searches of the area had turned up no sign of him. Corporal Greer contacted A Child Is Missing, the first time his agency had done so, and 2,000 telephones rang with alert calls, giving the boy’s basic description and asking anyone who had information on his whereabouts to call Police. Within 10 minutes of the alert calls going out, a woman called Police stating the boy was at her home playing with her children approximately 2 miles from the Wal-Mart. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under 15 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Perry, IA

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 06, 2010

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Perry, Iowa (Dallas County) Police Department Monday, September 6, 2010, a call to A Child Is Missing Alert ended an exhaustive search for law enforcement officers. A 14 year old girl had run away the evening of September 3rd and Officers were concerned for her safety. More than 3,800 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, more than 15 calls with information came in. Residents who had seen the girl provided numerous tips, and within two hours of the alert calls being placed, Police located the girl safe, approximately 2 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Pepperell, MA

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 05, 2010

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Pepperell, Massachusetts (Middlesex County) Police Department The morning of Saturday, September 4, 2010, Detective Grathead was leading the search for a runaway 13 year old girl. The girl had last been seen carrying suitcases, and Police had received information that she could be headed to Maine or Vermont with an 18 year old male. As a result of a recent campaign by ACIM to raise awareness among law enforcement of our services, Detective Grathead decided to use the free service to assist in finding the girl. More than 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding her residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Those alert calls provided Police with a witness that had information that the girl was in Hudson, New Hampshire. Additional alert calls were then placed in Hudson. A second call came in providing Police with the girl’s location. Ultimately, the girl was located safe, and the companion the girl was was travelling with will face charges.

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Location: Springfield, IL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 04, 2010

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Sangamon County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office On the morning of Saturday, September 4, 2010, Sergeant Parrish called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program for assistance in locating a missing 17 year old girl. The last confirmed sighting of the girl had been in the middle of the night, so nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed around the address where she was last seen. In response, Police received 5 tips, enabling them to locate the girl safe, 2 miles from where she had gone missing. It was later learned that the house where the girl had run away to had received an alert call, so the girl had fled that residence, only to then have been spotted by neighbors who phoned Police, enabling them to locate her.

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Location: Murray, KY

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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Murray, Kentucky (Calloway County) Police Department Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Officer McCuiston activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a missing 16 year old girl. The girl had gone missing from a local high school and was reported to be suffering from mental health disorders. A Child Is Missing placed alert calls with the girl’s description around the school, asking anyone with information to contact Police. Less than an hour after placing the alert calls, Officer McCuiston called again, stating they had received a tip. Someone receiving our alert had seen the girl going door asking for a ride to a nearby town and that their neighbor had given the girl a ride. The neighbor confirmed and gave Police the location he last saw the girl. Additional alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the girl was dropped off while Police searched that area. Ultimately, the girl was found safe, in Benton, Kentucky, 20 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Rankin, PA

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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Rankin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department Wednesday, September 1, 2010, a 2 year old girl was found wandering alone wearing a pink shirt and diaper. Chief Wooten had received an invitation to an upcoming training for A Child Is Missing Alert and decided to utilize the service. He dialed the toll free number, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the area was ringing with calls requesting anyone with information to contact Police. To one resident, the description of the girl sounded familiar, and she phoned the mother of the child, who in turn contacted Police when she discovered her daughter missing. First time use, first success. The agency will have a firsthand testimony to share during the training, and best of all, a family is reunited safe.

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Location: Yerington, NV

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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Lyon County, Nevada Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Lieutenant Torres contacted A Child Is Missing Alert regarding a 13 year old that had been missing since that Sunday. The girl was thought to have left of her own volition and to be in the company of some older companions. More than 1,900 alert calls were placed surrounding the Fernley address where the girl had last been seen, asking anyone with information about her to contact the Sheriff’s office. In response, ten calls with information were received. Those tips enabled Police to find the girl, who Police believe was dropped off after one of her companions received word of the alert calls. She was transported to a local hospital, as she appeared to have some injuries due to an accident. Total time from activation to recovery was 2 hours.

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Location: Boaz, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Boaz, Alabama (Marshall County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, August 31, 2010, an 11 year old boy ran away from home after becoming angry with his mother. His mother reported him missing as it grew closer to dark and he still had not returned home. Sergeant Patton activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist with the search. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several calls with information were received. One of those calls lead Police directly to the boy, who was found safe, approximately one mile from where he went missing. Total time from activation to recovery was less than 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Muncie, IN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Muncie, Indiana (Delaware County) Police Department Tuesday, August 31, 2010, a 9 year old girl was reported missing to the Muncie Police Department. The girl was last seen on her bicycle earlier that evening. Her parents were concerned because it was beginning to grow dark and she had not returned home. The girl suffers from Asperger's syndrome and had been known to ride her bike long distances in the past, so Officer Ramsey contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and 2,700 alert calls were placed around the girl’s residence giving her description and a description of her bicycle. In response, a tip was received placing the girl approximately 3 miles west of her home. Officer Ramsey again called A Child Is Missing Alert and requested additional calls be placed around the area where the tip was received. An additional 1,900 calls were placed, and a woman who received that call was out on her front porch, spotted the girl riding in front of her home, phoned Police and held her until they arrived. Ultimately the girl was found safe, after having ridden 4 miles from her home, and reunited with her family.

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Location: Albemarle, NC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Stanly County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, August 28, 2010, a 10 year old girl was reported missing and Sergeant Russal was investigating her disappearance. The girl had last been seen by her parents when she left to walk the family dachshund, and now hours had passed with no sign of either. Sergeant Russal brought in k-9 units but due to the amount of foot traffic in the area, that search was ineffective. Subsequently, A Child Is Missing was activated and more than 3,000 alert calls were placed around the girl’s Albemarle address. A recipient of the alert call was able to provide the location of the girl and she was located safe, approximately 1.5 miles from where she had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 24 minutes.

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Location: Woonsocket, RI

Children - Recovered: Friday, August 27, 2010

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island (Providence County) Police Department Thursday, August 26, 2010, a 7 year old boy was discovered missing by his mother on Coe Street in Woonsocket. His mother immediately panicked because just a few years ago, an 8 year old girl was kidnapped and strangled to death not a half mile away. Although her killer is serving a life sentence, her son’s disappearance immediately brought back those memories. Sergeant Ryan led the search, and immediately activated A Child Is Missing and more than 2,200 alert calls were placed. In response, Police received numerous calls from the public asking to volunteer in the search effort. These volunteers, along with Police from neighboring agencies set up a command center and search teams began searching. The community continued to come out and offer support, as so many remembered the tragedy involving the 8 year old girl. A volunteer team found the boy early the next morning safe, approximately 12 hours after he disappeared. Police believe he was afraid to come home because he left the house without permission. He appeared to be unharmed but was taken to the hospital for a checkup.

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Location: Vidalia, LA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Vidalia, Louisiana (Concordia County) Police Department The evening of Wednesday, August 25, 2010, Sergeant Bush was leading a search for a missing 13 year old girl that had been seen earlier that afternoon. The girl had last been seen attending a church function. When her family went to look for her to leave, she was nowhere to be found. Sergeant Bush activated A Child Is Missing, as his department had done with successful results previously. Nearly 1,200 alert calls were placed surrounding the church, and those calls brought out numerous volunteers from the small community asking to assist Police with the search. When the girl still had not been found by early the next morning, Police and family became particularly concerned, because the church the girl went missing from was within walking distance to the Mississippi River. An additional 1,800 alert calls were launched, and these calls lead to the girls safe recovery, approximately a quarter mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Leon County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Thursday, August 26, 2010, a ten year old boy was reported missing from Centerville Road in Tallahassee. Deputy Brunner utilized A Child Is Missing Alert’s free service as his agency had done with successful results several times before. Within minutes, over one thousand telephones surrounding Centerville Road were ringing, asking if anyone had seen the boy. When the agency did not get any leads, Deputy Brunner called ACIM again and expanded the calling area. This time, several tips came in, placing the boy in the area of Beaumont Drive. Deputies responded and found the boy safe, reuniting him with his family.

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Location: Plainfield, IN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Plainfield, Indiana (Hendricks County) Police Department The evening of Tuesday, August 24, 2010, Officer Duffer contacted A Child Is Missing regarding a 15 year old girl that had gone missing from her home. Her family was extremely concerned because the girl had made threats against her own life before she went missing. More than 2,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Ellis Street address where the girl was last seen, and in response, several tips were received with sightings of the girl. These tips enabled Police to locate the girl safe approximately 1 hour after the alert was launched, one half mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: South Jordan, UT

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 23, 2010

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South Jordan, Utah (Salt Lake County) Police Department, Monday, August 23, 2010, Officer Winkler was searching for an 11 year old boy with cognitive disabilities that went missing from his elementary school. A Child Is Missing was contacted to assist in the search and more than 2,200 alert calls were placed, blanketing the area surrounding the boy’s school, giving his general description and asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response a recipient of the alert saw a boy matching the description riding a bicycle outside his home called in, and then went outside and remained with the boy until Police arrived.

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Location: St Joseph Township, MI

Children - Recovered: Friday, August 20, 2010

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St Joseph, Michigan (Berrien County) Police Department Friday, August 20, 2010, at 4am, a small child was found wandering in the middle of May Street in St Joseph by a young woman who notified the Police. Officer Lanier reported to the scene, and with the young woman’s help, they knocked on doors in the immediate vicinity, but no one had any information about the child. The little girl appeared to be around 2 years old, knew her first name, was wearing pink pajamas and carrying a purple blanket. Officer Lanier activated A Child Is Missing Alert, and requested residents within a six to eight block area to be called. Shortly after 5am, the mother contacted Police and gave her address. Although the parents had made every attempt to child proof the home, the child had still managed to walk off while the parents were sleeping. Total time from call initiation to resolution was approximately 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Walpole, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Walpole, Massachusetts (Norfolk County) Police Department The morning of Thursday, August 18, 2010, Lieutenant Leland was searching for a missing 59 year old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The man had last been seen the previous evening and his mountain bike was missing, but friends and family did not know where he might be. While the Walpole Police Department had never utilized A Child Is Missing Alert, the agency was receiving assistance from a neighboring agency that had used the free service with successful results. Upon activation, more than 2,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the man’s residence. A neighbor, upon receiving the alert, reported seeing the missing man riding his bicycle in an adjacent town. With this information Police were able to locate the man safe, 12 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Burnet, TX

Children - Recovered: Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Burnet County, Texas Sheriff’s Office The morning of Sunday, August 15, 2010, Sheriff Smith was searching for a 3 year old boy that had been reported missing by his parents when they awoke to find him gone from his bed. A Child Is Missing Alert was quickly activated and more than 4,400 telephone alert calls were placed surrounding the child’s home. Immediately, the Sheriff’s Office began receiving calls from citizens asking if they could help to search for the boy. So many calls were received that a command post was set up to organize all of the volunteers. One recipient of the call also donated the use of a helicopter. In addition to the calls offering volunteer services, a few calls with sightings of the boy enabled Police to focus their search in a new direction. Because of some difficult fence lines, Police had previously ruled the area out, but due to the new tips of the callers, Police realized the boy had crossed these fences. The efforts of the volunteers, in combination with the tips of the callers, enabled Police to find the boy safe, a little less than one mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Knox, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, August 07, 2010

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Knox, Indiana (Starke County) Police Department Saturday, August 7, 2010, the Knox Police Department was searching for a 24 year old insulin dependent woman that had been missing for several hours. Police were also concerned because the woman was reported to be upset due to family issues and had not taken her daily insulin injections. More than 2,500 alert calls were placed surrounding the Locust Drive address where the woman was last seen. In response Police received two tips with information that enabled them to locate the woman. Ultimately, the woman was found safe, approximately 5 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Nashua, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, August 05, 2010

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department Thursday, August 5, 2010, Officer Mosscrop contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a 24 year old man with Down’s Syndrome. The young man had been mistakenly left behind while on a field trip to a local park and Police believed he could be headed south. More than 2,800 alert calls were placed surrounding the park as well as all possible routes in a southerly direction. In response, Police received a phone call from a citizen that had seen a man matching his description and gave Police the location. Police responded and found the man safe, approximately 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Nashville, TN

Children - Recovered: Monday, August 02, 2010

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Nashville, Tennessee (Davidson County) Police Department Monday, August 2, 2010, Detective Jones was searching for an eleven year old boy that had gone missing from his home earlier that evening. Upon taking the report, Detective Jones called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing Alert, provided key information about the boy to the technician, and within minutes, telephones in the region where the boy was last seen were ringing with alert calls. In response, Police received a tip about the location of the boy and as a result of the tip, located the boy safe, approximately one mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The morning of Saturday, July 24th, a young boy was found wandering by himself on Colgrove Street in Kalamazoo. He appeared to be approximately 5 years old and knew only his first name. Deputy Baker activated A Child Is Missing and an alert message was placed surrounding the area where the boy was found, asking anyone with information about the boy to contact the Sheriff’s Office. One of those calls went directly to the boy’s mother. Upon receiving the call, she realized that her son was missing, and contacted Police. Total time from activation to resolution was under 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) Police Department Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Lieutenant Buckley contacted A Child Is Missing Alert at 12:30 pm regarding an 80 year old woman that had gone missing from the 13000 Block of North Pennsylvania Avenue. The woman suffers from Alzheimer’s and had not been seen since 10:30 that morning. More than 5,000 alert calls were placed to residents and businesses with the woman’s description. An employee of Starbucks received the alert message on the business phone and noticed the missing woman walking by the store. The employee notified Police and the woman was found safe, three quarters of a mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Centennial, CO

Child - Recovered: Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office On Sunday, July 18, 2010, a 7 year old girl suffering from mental illness was reported missing from a group home in Denver. Sergeant Lebsack activated A Child Is Missing Alert as his agency had done with successful results several times in the past. More than 1,400 alert calls with the girl’s description were sent to residents and businesses surrounding the address where the girl had last been seen. In response, a call was received from a woman stating she had found the girl and taken her to a local religious facility. When deputies reported to that location, the girl was found safe, 1.28 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Johnson City, TN

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office On the morning of Thursday, July 15, 2010, Lieutenant Gregg activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a mentally challenged 16 year old girl that had gone missing sometime during the night. More than 1,500 alert calls were placed to the Jonesborough address where the girl had last been seen. In response, 5 calls with information were received from residents, enabling Police to find the girl safe, approximately 4 miles from where she had gone missing. “Your program is awesome.” said Captain Judy, “Keep up the good work!”

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Location: Pensacola, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Pensacola, Florida (Escambia County) Police Department “On 7-10-10, the Pensacola Police Department received a call in reference to an elderly gentleman that wandered away from his residence. The gentleman had been diagnosed with dementia. The complainant searched for over an hour after she discovered her loved one missing before she called Police. He had been missing since 1550 hours and nightfall was rapidly approaching. Officer Ard called ACIM and within 15 minutes a phone call was received and our missing citizen was located at another apartment complex about a mile away. Thanks ACIM for yet another recovery in Pensacola.” From Jimmy Donohoe, O.I.C Special Projects, Pensacola Police Department

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Location: Yorkville, IL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Kendall County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office On Saturday, July 10, 2010, Deputy Brautigam was working a case involving a 16 year old boy that had run away the previous evening. Also heightening the sense of urgency was that the boy was believed be carrying a gun and suffering from a disorder that could cause him to be a danger to himself or others. Deputy Brautigam activated A Child Is Missing Alert, as his agency had done with successful results twice before. The boy had run away before, and managed to travel long distances so a large calling area was used and more than 2,800 alert calls were placed to the Newark address where he was last seen. In response a resident who knew the boy’s location responded, and the boy was located safe, 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Bountiful, UT

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, July 08, 2010

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Bountiful, Utah (Davis County) Police Department Thursday, July 8, 2010. A 92 year old woman suffering from dementia walked away from a care center the previous afternoon and hadn’t been seen since. Chief Ross activated A Child Is Missing Alert to aid his agency in her safe recovery. More than 1,700 alert calls with the woman’s name and description were placed in the area where she had last been seen. A woman, having received the alert call, told her son about the missing woman. As he was going to water a neighbor’s garden, he located the woman asleep in the neighbor’s yard. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 1 hour and 18 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Peru, IN

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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Peru, Indiana (Miami County) Police Department On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Officer Lloyd activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for two missing teen girls that had run away from their foster home. More than 2,500 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Spring Street address where the two girls had last been seen. In response, 5 calls from residents with information were received. One of those calls was an employee at a local gas station that had seen the girls and called Police and gave the girl’s location. Ultimately, the girls were located safe, 1.3 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Ellenville, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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Ellenville, New York (Ulster County), Police Department At 6:25pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Lieutenant Doria activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in searching for a missing 75 year old man that had gone missing at 11:30 am that morning. Police and family were particularly concerned because the man is diabetic and also suffers from memory loss. More than 2,000 alert calls were placed surrounding the Maple Court address where the man had last been seen. “As a direct result of this activation,” said Chief Mattracion, “the subject was located within 47 minutes in good health.”

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 01, 2010

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) Police Department At approximately 2am on Thursday, July 1, 2010, A Child Is Missing Alert received a call from Lieutenant Cooper who leading the search for an 8 year old boy that had gone missing a few hours earlier. Despite the late hour, due to the boy’s young age, the decision was made to call a wide area and nearly 2,300 alert calls were placed surrounding the 47th street address where the boy was last seen. One of those alert calls went to a home where the child happened to have run away to, and the family, having received the alert call, contacted Police. Ultimately, within 15 minutes of the alert activation, the child was located safe, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Peru, IN

Children - Recovered: Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Peru, Indiana (Miami County) Police Department Sunday, June 27, 2010, Sergeant Mooney was leading the search for a 17 year old boy who suffers from epilepsy. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist in the search as his agency had done with successful results several times in the past. More than 2,000 alert calls were placed around the boy’s residence, asking anyone with information to contact Police. “Immediately after calls went out, Central Dispatch received a call from a man who observed the child at a location,” said Police. “Child was then located by PPD officers.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was under two hours, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Gray, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Jones County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Major Burnett notified the A Child Is Missing Alert of an autistic 30 year old man who had gone missing from a group home in Gray at 4pm. Because the area is very rural, only 222 alert calls were placed, covering a 10 mile radius. That was enough to reach the citizen that had given the man a ride. The alert system had called the citizen, but because he was not home, the system had left a message on his answering service. When he returned home, he heard the message, and immediately called Police. When Police went to the location where the citizen told Police he had dropped off the missing man, they discovered it to be an abandoned house. More alert calls were then placed around the abandoned house. Ultimately, the man was located safe, 30 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Mt Clemens, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office On Thursday, June 22, 2010, Deputy Cracchiolo activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a missing 74 year old man from Italy who does not speak English. More than 2,000 alert calls were placed to the address where the man had last been seen. Within 5 minutes of the alert calls, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident that stated he saw a man matching the description and gave his location. Deputies responded to the area and found the missing man safe. Total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was under 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Sterling Heights, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Sterling Heights, Michigan (Macomb County) Police Department On Saturday, June 19, 2010, a 79 year old man with dementia was reported missing and the day was extremely hot so officers thought he may need medical assistance. Officer Vansice contacted A Child Is Missing and initiated a telephone alert. Over 3,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Clinton River Road address where the man had last been seen. In response, Police received several calls from residents. One of the calls gave the location of a man fitting the description given in the alert. Police brought K-9 search dogs to that area, and the missing man was found in bushes a half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: New Brighton, PA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 17, 2010

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New Brighton, Pennsylvania (Beaver County) Police Department The afternoon of June 17, 2010, a 13 year old boy went missing from the 1100 block of 6th street in New Brighton. Officer Hogue activated A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,500 were placed asking anyone with information about the boy to call Police. In response, Police received 15 calls from residents with information. Those tips lead Police to the local playground, where the boy was located safe, 1 mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: DeLand, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Volusia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of June 15, 2010, Deputy Eckberg activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in finding a missing 44 year old insulin dependent diabetic man that had gone missing the previous evening. More than 2,900 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Edgewater address where the man had last been seen. In response, 2 phone calls with information were received. One citizen, having received the alert, also called the man’s Pastor, who located the missing man at the church and drove him home.

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Location: Bellmont, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, June 14, 2010

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New York State Police On Monday, June 14, 2010, Sergeant Kazmierczak activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the State Police in searching for a 75 year old woman that had made threats against her life. She had gone missing the previous evening and Police did not know her direction of travel, or what she even might be wearing. More than 2,000 alert calls giving just the woman’s basic information were placed around the Wellsville address where the woman was last seen. One of those alert calls went directly to a home where the missing woman was staying. Upon hearing of the message, the missing woman phoned the Police to let them know that she was safe, thus calling off the search and saving additional time and resources that would have been spent. “Very helpful,” said Sergeant Kazmierczak, “A great tool.”

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Location: Peru, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 14, 2010

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Miami County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office On the afternoon of June 14, 2010, an 11 year old boy went missing after getting into an altercation with his mother. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office performed a search of the area which was not successful, and Detective Rogers activated A Child Is Missing to assist. More than 3,000 alert calls were placed to the 1100 Block of Barksdale Avenue, where the boy was last seen. Detective Rogers reported, “After A Child Is Missing Alert was initiated, the child was spotted in a housing area by a citizen. The child was located within minutes and returned safely.”

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Location: Lansing, IL

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, June 11, 2010

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Lansing, Illinois (Cook County) Police Department On Friday, June 11, 2010, Officer Bell responded to a call involving an 84 year old man suffering from dementia that had been missing for several hours. He quickly activated the A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 4,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Waterford Drive address where the man had last been seen. A resident 2 miles away, having received the alert call, advised Police that they believed the missing man was in front of their house. Police arrived and determined that it was in fact the missing man, and he was returned safe to the custody of his wife.

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Location: Paw Paw, MI

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Van Buren County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office June 10, 2010: Due to a series of miscommunications, a 3 year old girl was reported missing by her father, which was particularly concerning due to the large number of swimming pools in the community. Sergeant Walker activated A Child Is Missing to assist. More than 2,200 alert calls were placed to the Mattawan address where the girl was last seen. One of the recipients of the alert contacted the girl’s mother, who in turn contacted the day care center where she knew the child to be, and it was confirmed that the child was safe. What began as an alarming situation turned out to be miscommunication. According to Sergeant Walker, “Your assistance helped a lot and was key in locating this child.” Total time from activation to safe recovery was 21 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Newton, KS

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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Newton, Kansas (Harvey County) Police Department Tuesday, June 8, 2010: When two 12 year old girls ran away together and hadn’t been seen for nearly a day, Detective Powell activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search. More than 5,000 alert calls were placed to the 1100 Block of Boyd Avenue, where the girls had last been seen. In response, Police received several calls from concerned residents. “Due to the calls we received, the runaway girls knew that numerous people were looking for them and called their mothers to pick them up,” said Detective Powell, “Due to them running away, it did not fit the criteria for an Amber Alert. Nice Job.”

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Location: Randolph, MA

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, June 05, 2010

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Randolph, Massachusetts (Norfolk County) Police Department June 5, 2010. Officer Hughes activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a missing 92 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. More than 2,800 alert calls were placed surrounding the Desmond Avenue address where the woman was last seen, asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, Police received a call from a woman who had observed the missing woman a short time earlier and was able to provide details on the woman’s whereabouts to Police. Ultimately, the missing woman was located safe, less than half an hour from the time the alert calls launched, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Bloomfield, NJ

Children - Recovered: Saturday, June 05, 2010

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Bloomfield, New Jersey (Essex County) Police Department Saturday, June 5, 2010, Detective Menzel activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in a search for a missing 12 year old boy. The boy had gone missing after attending a school dance, and of particular concern was that the school had the boy checked off as being picked up by an adult but no name or information had been recorded about the adult. More than 7,000 alert calls were launched around three addresses, including the school where the dance was being held, the boy’s residence, and the school the boy attends. In response, Police received several calls from the community with information. One call came from a woman a few houses down from where the boy was attending a sleepover. Upon receiving the alert call, she contacted the neighbor hosting the sleepover, who then contacted Police, and the boy was returned home safe.

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Location: Lafayette, TN

Children - Recovered: Friday, June 04, 2010

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Lafayette, Tennessee (Macon) Police Department June 4, 2010. An 8 year old boy wandered off and was quickly reported missing to the Lafayette Police Department. An area wide search began that was lead by The Macon County Constables which included k-9s and A Child Is Missing Alert was called to assist. More than 3,000 alert calls were placed in the area where the boy was last seen, and within 10 minutes of the alert going out, Police received two calls with information which enabled them to establish the boy’s direction of travel. Police were then able to refocus their search accordingly, and the boy was quickly found walking alongside of the road 1.5 miles from the area he was last seen and reunited with his family.

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Location: Sandwich, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 03, 2010

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Sandwich, New Hampshire (Carroll County) Police Department On June 3, 2010 at 3:20pm Chief Wyman activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in a search for a missing 16 year old girl with a history of depression and self injury. According to the Chief, their search of the immediate area as well as use of k-9’s was negative due to recent thunderstorms. After more than 2,500 alert calls were placed to the area where the girl had last been seen, The Sandwich Police Department received 12 calls with tips, which allowed The Fish and Game Department, as well as The State Police Helicopter to focus their search in a particular area. Upon narrowing the search, a State Trooper found the girl, and she was reunited with her family safe, and brought to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. Afterward Chief Wyman had this to say: “Thank you for your assistance in this investigation. When I enrolled our department in this program I hoped to never have to use it, but I am glad that we have your service as evidenced by the incident above. Without your service those calls that assisted us would have never been received. Keep up the good work!”

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Location: Farmington, UT

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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Farmington, Utah (Davis County) Police Department, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. When a 3 year old boy playing with his 2 puppies wandered away from his house, his parents were quick to notify the Farmington Police Department, who wasted no time in activating an A Child Is Missing Alert Call. Almost 2,200 calls were made to the area, generating heavy response to the Police. One of the families who received the call checked their yard and located the boy, 4 houses from where he had wandered off. The time from Alert Call to recovery was 33 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Cullman, AL

- Recovered: Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office On June 1, 2010, Deputy Freeman activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for any relative or anyone at all that might know an 89 year old gentleman in overalls and a blue shirt found wandering that couldn’t remember where he lived. The man had an ID card with his name, but the ID card was so old that the address was no longer good and Police were beginning to make arrangements for the man to stay at a local shelter. More than 2,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the address in Cullman where the man had been found. In response, Police received several calls from residents with information and within an hour of the alert calls being launched, the man was reunited with his family and returned home safe.

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Location: Iowa Falls, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Iowa Falls, Iowa (Hardin County) Police Department May 27, 2010, an 8 year old boy was last seen riding away on his sister’s 10 speed bicycle. After not being able to locate the boy, his mother contacted the Iowa Falls Police Department and reported him missing. Authorities wasted no time in activating A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the safe recovery of the child. Less than 30 minutes after calls went out, a woman contacted the police and notified them that the missing boy was at her house, approximately 2 miles from his last seen address. The woman and her husband had observed the boy heading down a path to get to a dam. The area below the dam has steep cliffs and fast turning water. Upon receiving the alert call, the couple followed the child and retrieved him, possibly averting a tragedy.

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Location: Harvey, LA

Boy - Recovered: Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Detective Thibodeaux was searching for a 10 year old boy that had run away. The boy had run away previously Police hoped to find him as soon as possible due to all of the risks for a child so young being out on the street. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated for the first time by this agency, and more than 1,700 alert calls were placed surrounding the boy’s Marrero address, giving his general description and asking anyone that had seen him to contact Police. One of those alert calls went directly to a woman that happened to know exactly where the boy was. She went and picked the boy up, and delivered him to Police, safe. The agency expressed gratitude because in the past searches for the boy had often taken more than a day, not only taking department resources, but possibly exposing the boy to elements of the street.

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Location: Salina, KS

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Salina, Kansas (Saline County) Police Department May 25, 2010. When the Salina Police Department received word that a 70 year old Alzheimer’s sufferer wandered off earlier that morning, they wasted no time in activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Within 28 minutes of activation, 6 calls were received, one of them with a report of having just seen the woman. When officers moved into the area, she was found safe, walking down the street two blocks from where she was reported to have been spotted. Total time from activation to safe recovery: 28 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Chipley, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Washington County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Sunday, May 23, 2010, a 59 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing in Chipley, Florida while shopping with his wife. Dispatcher Cate called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist the agency’s search. More than 2,000 alert calls were launched in the area surrounding Brickyard Road address where the man was last seen. Shortly after, a woman who received the alert called when she saw the man walking down the road in front of her residence. Ultimately, the man was located safe, approximately 2 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Lewiston, ID

Children - Recovered: Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Lewiston, Idaho (Nez Perce County) Police Department On May 22, 2010, Officer Thueson activated A Child Is Missing Alert when a 6 year old boy went missing from his elementary school. More than 1,600 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the school, asking anyone with information to contact the Police. In response, Police received numerous calls from the public. One resident located the boy, approximately a quarter mile from where he had gone missing. The boy was reunited with his parent, safe. The total time from activation of the alert to safe recovery of the child was 30 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time, and resources.

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Location: Harrisville, UT

Children - Recovered: Monday, May 17, 2010

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Harrisville, Utah (Weber County) Police Department Monday, May 17, 2010, the A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist the Harrisville Police Department search for an 11 year old girl. The girl’s parents, having sent her to school early that morning, became alarmed when the school called a few hours later to inquire about her absence. More than 1,900 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home, where she had last been seen. In response, Police received three calls from residents with information. One of those calls was a woman who stated she had seen a girl matching the description given in the alert shopping at a local store. Police recovered the girl safe, approximately an eighth of a mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, May 16, 2010

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Ocala Police Department, Ocala, FL May 15, 2010, an 86 year old man, suffering from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, wandered away from the assisted living facility where he was being cared for. Ocala officers initiated an A Child Is Missing Alert for the gentlemen, and 3,211 calls were made. The next day, over 24 hours from the time he was last seen, the gentleman was located and safely recovered from a water treatment plant. The plant was almost 1 mile away from the assisted living facility.

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Location: Hoquiam, WA

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Hoquiam, Washington (Grays Harbor County) Police Department Saturday, May 15, 2010, an 18 year old boy with autism was watching his brother play basketball at a local park. He became hungry and when the game ended he disappeared. Sergeant Krohn activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency with the search. More than 2,300 alert calls were placed surrounding the park as well as his home address in the event he headed toward home. Police received 12 calls from the public as a result of the A Child Is Missing Alert calls- one of which gave the boys location approximately 2.5 miles from where he had last been seen. According to Sergeant Krohn, “We would not have found him had we not responded to the tip.”

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Location: Fairmont, NC

Silver Alert - Recovered: Friday, May 14, 2010

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Fairmont, North Carolina (Robeson County) Police Department Friday, May 14, 2010, Chief Parker activated A Child Is Missing Alert seeking help in locating a missing 52 year old man with multiple medical conditions. The Fairmont Police Department was referred to ACIM by the North Carolina Silver Alert and this was their first time utilizing the service. More than 4,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 700 block of South Walnut Street, where the gentleman had last been seen. In response, the agency received numerous calls from residents, and news of the missing man began travelling around the town. Word eventually spread to the neighboring town of Lumberton, where the man was found safe by a Lumberton Police officer, 12 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County) Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Detective Richardson contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in the search for an 85 year old man suffering from dementia who had gone missing earlier that evening. More than 1,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Sawpit Road address where he was last seen. In response, the Sheriff’s Office received three phone calls with information as to the direction of travel for the missing man. Those calls also identified an individual who gave the missing man a ride. With this information, deputies were able to locate the man safe approximately 25 miles from where he had gone missing. This case demostrates the unique capabilities of ACIM alerts.

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Location: Centenniel, CO

Children - Recovered: Monday, May 10, 2010

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Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office A 7 year old girl, who had last been seen in a pink t-shirt and blue jeans at 4:35pm, went missing from the 7600 block of Rosemary Circle in Centennial on May 10, 2010. Shortly after, Deputy Finley activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and nearly 1,400 alert calls were placed to the area where she had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, the Sheriff’s Office received dozens of calls from residents with information. One resident, having received the alert call, passed the information to a friend, who in turn located the missing girl. Ultimately, the girl was located safe, one half mile from where she went missing. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 37 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Dayton, OH

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 09, 2010

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Montgomery County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office ONE CALL call can make the difference! When an 11 year old boy went missing from his front yard in the early evening of May 9, 2010, in Dayton, OH, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office initiated an A Child is Missing Alert to assist in the search. The Sergeant provided information to the Recovery Technician who launched almost 2,800 calls to the neighboring area. A single caller contacted the Sheriff’s Office advising law enforcement that she had seen a child about 11 years old, matching the description given, walking alone along the road about a mile away from his home. Thanks to this tip, deputies were able to recover the child and reunite him with his family.

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Location: Bedford, IN

- Recovered: Friday, May 07, 2010

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Lawrence County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office After interviewing friends and classmates, and searching all obvious areas, Captain Hettle contacted A Child Is Missing on Friday, May 7, to activate the alert in an effort to assist the department in a search for two 14 year olds that had run away the previous evening. More than 2,500 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Sunny Acres Drive address where they had last been seen. In response, verbatim from the case follow-up report: “The first call was received 1 minute after the alert. The next 8 occurred within the first 10 minutes. We located and secured the two 14 year old runaways within 22 minutes of the alert. You were of great service.”

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 06, 2010

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department Thursday, May 6, 2010, Detective Powell was searching for a 10 year old boy that suffers from mental disorders that went missing from his school. More than 1,100 alert calls were placed surrounding the school, asking anyone with information to contact Police. “People responded within minutes after the alert was made,” said Police. After the boy had been left alone at the school, a parent who knew him had picked him up. Upon hearing of the alert call, she immediately contacted Police, and the boy was reunited safe with his mother. Total time from activation to safe recovery was one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Warrensville Heights, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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Warrensville Heights, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department Tuesday, May 4, 2010. When a 70 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing, Sergeant Sobczyk contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search. After placing over 4,000 alert calls to residents, police received a single call with information. A neighbor who received the alert called the man’s daughter, who contacted police and was able to give additional information leading to the gentleman’s safe recovery, approximately four miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Fontana, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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Fontana, California (San Bernardino County) Police Department An Elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s went missing in Fontana on May 5, 2010. Communications Supervisor Hostetter contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program- which they had also successfully done just one month prior. This time more than 5,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Bonnie Lane address where the woman had last been seen. One of the recipients of the alert call was a neighbor who found the woman in her backyard. Upon finding the woman, the neighbor notified Police, who returned the woman safe to her family. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 46 minutes, preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Brunswick, OH

Child - Recovered: Saturday, May 01, 2010

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Brunswick, Ohio (Medina County) Police Department Saturday, May 1, 2010, the Brunswick Police Department called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding an 8 year old girl who had gone missing earlier that evening. The girl had last been seen playing and riding her bicycle near the 3900 block of Buckingham Drive and more than 1,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding that location. Many neighbors, having received the alert call, came out of their homes to help look for the girl. One neighbor, who was out walking their dog, heard from another neighbor about the search for the missing girl and later spotted her. Police were then notified and she was returned home safe. “Your service is fabulous”, says Communications Supervisor Annmarie Jones, “The whole neighborhood was looking. Thanks!”

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Location: Whitehouse, OH

Child - Recovered: Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Whitehouse, Ohio (Lucas County) Police Department The following case is a great indicator of the cross jurisdictional capabilites of A Child Is Missing. Thursday, April 29, 2010, Patrolman Belair contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in the search of a runaway 14 year old girl. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Weckerly Drive address where she had last been seen. In response, Police received more than 12 calls from residents with information, one of which was from a girl that reported she had been sending and receiving text messages from the missing girl all day. With information from the girl’s cell phone, Police were able to track the missing girl’s location to a residence in Monroe County, Michigan. Working in conjunction with Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, the girl was located safe, approximately 45 miles from where she had gone missing. She was brought back to Ohio where she was placed into the care of children’s services.

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Location: Davie, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Davie, Florida (Broward County) Police Department Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Officer Rodriguez activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the agency in searching for a missing 18 year old thought to be in need of medical assistance. The man suffers from tremors and had not taken his medication that day. He had last been seen earlier in the afternoon near the 3300 block of 78th Avenue and more than 5,000 alert calls were placed surrounding that area. Those alert calls resulted in a phone call from a resident who received the alert call and had seen a man matching the description given in the alert. Police responded to the location and discovered the man had already been transported to the hospital by Fire Rescue. Upon reporting to the hospital, officers were able to positively identify the man as the one they had been searching for. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was approximately one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Cordele, GA

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Crisp County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office A 54 year old woman suffering from dementia went missing from Cordele on the afternoon of Saturday, April 24, 2010. Crisp County Sergeant/Investigator Williams called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and more than 7,000 alert calls were launched in the area surrounding where the woman was last seen. Several calls to law enforcement came from citizens who had received the alert call and had information for Police. The woman was located safe approximately 4 miles from where she had gone missing. The total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was 80 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Richmond Hill, GA

Child - Recovered: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Richmond Hill, Georgia (Bryan County) Police Department Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Lieutenant Strickland activated the A Child is Missing Alert to assist his agency in the search of a 15 year old boy who had run away the previous evening. Over 1,000 alert calls were placed surrounding a friend’s home where he had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, Police received many tips from fellow students, enabling Police to track the boy, until finally they located him safe at a shopping mall, 15 miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office - Deputy David Deyoung contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program on April 20, 2010 in search of an 80 year old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s and was possibly in need of medical attention. The man had walked away from his home the previous evening and deputies had conducted a thorough search with K-9’s that had turned up nothing. More than 2,100 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Riverview Drive address where the man had last been seen. Within two hours of the alert, the missing man was spotted by a motorist. Ultimately, the man was located safe, five miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Yeagertown, PA

Child - Recovered: Saturday, April 10, 2010

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Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Regional Police Department On Saturday, April 10, 2010, Sergeant French activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a missing 9 year old boy. The boy had grabbed his rollerblades at approximately 4:30pm that day and when he did not come home well after dark; his parents grew worried and began searching the neighborhood. They could not find him, and finally called Police. Because of the delay in Police being notified, Sergeant French made a choice to launch the alert calls in spite of it being nearly midnight. Over 3,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the Lewistown address where the boy had last been seen. In response to the alert calls, Police received several calls with information. One of those calls went to a neighbor where the boy happened to be playing with some other children his age. Ultimately, the boy was located safe, less than one tenth of a mile from where he had gone missing. The total time from activation of the alert calls to the child being located was less than 35 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Batavia, NY

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, April 08, 2010

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New York State Police-Troop A On Thursday, April 8th, 2010, Trooper Nolder activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in the search of a 79 year old man suffering from dementia who had gone missing the previous evening in his pickup truck. Over 1,000 calls were placed, covering a 15 square mile radius surrounding the Porterville address where he was last seen. In response to the alert calls, Police received a call from a woman who gave the location of the man’s vehicle. Ultimately, the man was located safe, 30 miles from where he had gone missing. It was later learned that he became confused and drove off road and into the mud. His truck became stuck in the mud and he remained in his truck all night until the Troopers arrived the next morning.

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Location: Fontana, CA

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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Fontana, California (San Bernardino County) Police Department On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Communications Supervisor Wendy Hostetter activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in her agency’s search for a 7 year old girl. The mother of the missing girl had picked the girl up from school and family members were concerned about the mother’s state of mind and had expressed concern about the child’s safety. Approximately 3,000 alert calls were placed around the school, and in response to those alert calls, a citizen called in stating he had seen the two walking nearby. An officer responded and located both mother and child safe one and a half miles from the school.

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Location: Tucker, GA

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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Dekalb County, Georgia Police Department On Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Detective McNeil activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a missing 11 year old boy. The boy had become upset and packed his bags the previous evening and hadn’t been seen since. More than 4,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 3000 block of Buford Highway, where the boy had last been seen. In response, Police received three calls with information, one of which was a neighbor of the boy, who called and said his nephew had knowledge of the boy’s whereabouts. Ultimately, the boy was located safe at a community gym, one mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Maysville, MO

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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DeKalb County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office - Wednesday, March 31, 2010, The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office activated The A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in their agency’s search for a missing 82 year old woman that suffers from dementia. She told her husband she was driving to the local grocery store the previous morning and hadn’t been seen since. More than 3,300 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 3000 block of Southeast Cook Road in Maysville, where she had last been seen. In response, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident who saw the woman near his residence the previous evening. The Sheriff's Office was then able to focus their search near the caller's residence. A highway patrol plane spotted her vehicle off the roadway a quarter mile from the caller’s residence in a field. Due to her dementia, the woman became confused while driving, and drove over a timberline. Her vehicle became stuck, and she sat, for nearly a day, without going for help. Ultimately, the woman was found safe, approximately a quarter mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Crowley, LA

Child - Recovered: Monday, March 29, 2010

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Crowley, Louisiana (Acadia County) Police Department On March 29, 2010, Sergeant Broussard activated A Child Is Missing to assist in his agency’s search for a 15 year old girl that had been missing for three days. More than 4,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 700 block of Ervin Breaux Drive, where the girl had last been seen. In response, Police received numerous calls with information from the public. Three of those calls gave the girl’s whereabouts. Officers arrived at the residence indicated by the callers, did a thorough search, and discovered the girl safe, approximately one mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Raleigh, NC

Child - Recovered: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Saturday, March 27, 2010, Deputy O’Neal activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a missing 4 year old boy. The circumstances were particularly alarming because the boy had been taken by force during a violent domestic dispute. Over 650 alert calls with a description of the boy, the person Deputies believed had taken him, and the vehicle they were last seen driving away in. One of those alert calls went to the house of a relative of the child, where the child happened to had been dropped off at. The relative had not known that Police were searching for the child until they received the alert message by telephone. They immediately notified Police that the child was in their care, and the child was brought to Police safe.

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Location: Scarsdale, NY

Child - Recovered: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Scarsdale, New York (Westchester County), Police Department - On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Sergeant Godshall activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in his agency’s search for an 11 year old boy that had run away from home after he had gotten into an argument with his parents. Authorities were also concerned because the boy was thought to be in need of medical attention. More than 2,600 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the intersection of Glendale Road and Windmill Lane where the boy had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, Police received four calls with information on the boy’s whereabouts. One of those came from a resident who had seen the boy prior to receiving the alert call. She was then able to provide Police with information leading them directly to the boy, who was then located safe, approximately one half mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Hahnville, LA

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office - On Monday, March 15, 2010, a 17 year old boy was reported missing after arguing with his mother, not returning home that evening and then not reporting for school the following morning. Sergeant Sampson activated the A Child Is Missing Alert, and more than 2,100 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 100 block of East Club Drive, where the boy had last been seen. Based on the agency’s comments, the child realized that it would be best to go home due to the high volume of local community response to our alerts. Upon his return, he was found to be safe and in good health.

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Location: Dwight, IL

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Dwight, Illinois (Livingston County) Police Department - A fifteen year old girl went missing from the 200 block of Andrew Avenue on Sunday, March 14, 2010, and Detective Gary Beier called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in his agency’s search. The girl had recently gotten a new cell phone number which Police could not locate. More than 2,500 alert calls were sent out, asking anyone with information to call Police. In response to those calls, Police received 15 calls from residents. One of those calls provided Police with a new cell phone number for the girl, which then allowed them to track the girl’s location by using pings from the closest cell phone tower. As a result, she was located safe in Mattoon, Illinois, 120 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Child - Recovered: Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Pembroke Pines, Florida (Broward County) Police Department On Sunday, March 14, 2010 Officer Venema activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a 9 year old boy who had gone missing from the 8500 block of Taft Street in Hollywood. The boy had run away before and Police were attempting to locate him by tracking his cell phone. Over 1,800 alert calls were placed. As a result of those alert calls, a call was received from a citizen who saw the boy outside of the perimeter police were using. Police were then able to adjust the targeted search area, and with the assistance of a phone trace, the boy was located safe, approximately 3 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Evansville, IN

Child - Recovered: Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office - Lieutenant Daza contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program on March 13, 2010 in search of a missing six year old boy. More than 600 alert calls were placed to the 8000 block of Hazel Court, where the boy had last been seen earlier that morning in Evansville. One of those alert calls went directly to a neighbor of the boy, where he happened to be playing. The neighbor was unaware that the child had been reported missing. Once he received the alert call, he called Police and returned the child to his family. Ultimately, the boy was located safe, less than one mile from where he had gone missing, and less than 30 minutes from the time the calls launched, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Child - Recovered: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department - Sergeant Schlecker notified the A Child Is Missing Alert of an autistic 14 year old boy who had gone missing from Bellevue Road in Wilmington on March 10, 2010. The boy had walked away from a group home after climbing through a window. More than 2,500 alert calls were placed in the area with the boy’s description, asking anyone with information to call Police. One of the recipients of the calls noticed a boy matching the description from the call walking along the roadway. As a direct result of information received by the alert calls, the boy was located safe six miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Ocala, FL

Child - Recovered: Saturday, March 06, 2010

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Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Friday, March 6, 2010, a 21 year old young man went missing from a campsite in Silver Springs, Florida and had not been seen for 24 hours. Sergeant Barclay quickly activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency’s search for the man. More than 2,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the campsite, and in response, numerous calls were received from the public with information. One of those calls was from a citizen who was able to provide deputies with the man’s location. Ultimately, he was located safe 5 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Rome, NY

Child - Recovered: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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Rome, New York (Oneida County), Police Department - On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Investigator Jon Carr activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in his agency’s search for a fifteen year old girl and her four month old daughter. She had last been seen getting out of taxi with her daughter and Police had three addresses in Utica they believed she could be. The technician mapped out an area that followed a main road which connected the three Utica addresses. Over 5,300 alert calls were placed surrounding those addresses. In response, Police received over 75 calls from the public with information, and one of those calls gave the location of the girl and her infant daughter. Both were found safe by Police.

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Location: Harrison, MI

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Clare County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office On the morning of Sunday, February 28, 2010, the Clare County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the disappearance of a man who threatened to harm himself, and then abandoned his vehicle, wallet and keys and left on foot. Deputy McClellan activated the A Child Is Missing Alert, and more than 2,700 calls were placed to the residents and businesses surrounding the 280 block of East Ohio Road in Farwell where the man had last been seen. “We received numerous calls leading us in the direction of this subject,” said the Clare County Sheriff’s Office, “and the final call was from someone with him.” Ultimately the man was found safe seven miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Bel Air, MD

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Harford County, Maryland Police Department When a 12 year old girl thought to be in need of medical assistance went missing in Abingdon on February 23, 2010, Corporal Gonzales activated A Child Is Missing Alert. More than 1,900 alert calls were placed to the neighborhood surrounding the 2900 block of Salford Drive, where the girl had last been seen. In response to the alert calls, Police received 12 calls from the public with information, ultimately leading to the girl’s safe recovery 2 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Hendersonville, NC

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 20, 2010

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“The girls were located thanks to you,” Sergeant Wanda Ponder said of the A Child is Missing Alert program, “because callers gave us their direction of travel.” This was after more than 2,400 alert calls were placed to assist in the agency’s search for two nine year old girls that had gone missing after a sleepover. The girls were last seen playing in the yard near the 5300 block of Old Clear Creek Road in Edneyville. The Sheriff’s office received more than 20 calls from the community, enabling them to locate the girls safe, walking along a road about 3 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Orlando, FL

Child - Recovered: Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Orlando, Florida (Orange County) Police Department On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Officer Finley activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in his agency’s search for a missing 12 year old boy. More than 3,000 calls were placed to the neighborhood surrounding the 5200 block of North Orange Blossom Trail, where the boy had last been seen. He was found safe as a direct result of the alert calls less than one and a half hours later, approximately 5 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Sanibel, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Sanibel, Florida (Lee County) Police Department-SilverAlert- When a partially blind seventy-eight year old man with dementia went missing near the 3000 block of Singing Winds Drive, Lieutenant Cooper of the Sanibel Police Department activated the A Child is Missing Alert. Over 4,500 alert calls were placed to neighbors and residents in the tightly knit community. When the missing man returned home of his own accord that evening, his neighbor, having received an alert call, phoned Police, who were then able to check that the man was safe. The search was called off, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On February 15, 2010, an 11 year old boy went missing from the 300 block of Chastain Road in Seffner, Florida and Deputy Kowal activated the A Child is Missing Alert. More than 2,100 alert calls were placed in the area, giving the boys description and asking anyone with information to call Police. One of the recipients of those calls gave the location of the boy, which Police were then able to recover safe, a little less than a mile from where he had gone missing. “Successful recovery of missing juvenile,” said Communications Supervisor Alex Diaz, “we can’t thank you enough for the support you provide us.”

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Location: Fort Payne, AL

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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Fort Payne, Alabama (Dekalb) Police Department - Training to activation to success all in one day: “ACIM works. The child was located less than 10 minutes after ACIM was notified;” This from Commissioner Ron Ogletree who hosted a training in Fort Payne the morning of February 9, 2010 for his agency as well as numerous surrounding agencies in the area. That same afternoon, a seven year old girl went missing. Officers checked the girl’s residence as well as her friend’s homes and asked all family members where she might possibly be. Turning up nothing, the situation was becoming more worrisome as the girl suffers from diabetes and had not eaten in several hours. Upon activation, over 2,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue, where the girl was last seen. In response to the alert calls, Police received over 25 calls from the public, one of which was the mother of a child the missing girl was playing with, less than a block from her home, who promptly called Police, enabling them to locate her safe.

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Location: Gaffney, SC

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, February 08, 2010

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Cherokee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office On February 8, 2010, an 83 year old woman suffering from dementia went missing from her home in Gaffney. The sun had set and the woman was only wearing a house coat when she went missing. Lieutenant Hill activated A Child is Missing and over 1,300 alert calls were placed around the woman’s home, asking anyone with information to call Police. A passer-by, who had received an alert call and had left home, saw the woman walking on the shoulder of the road and phoned Police. She was located safe, five miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Lewiston, ID

Children - Recovered: Saturday, February 06, 2010

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Lewiston, Idaho (Nez Perce County) Police Department “A Citizen received the call and was familiar with the child – located him on the roadway and returned him home, “said Lewiston, Idaho Dispatcher Lana MacArthur. This came after the A Child is Missing Alert program was activated by Lewiston Police who were searching for a 9 year old boy who had gone missing February 10, 2010. More than 3,700 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the intersection of 16th Avenue and 8th Street, where the boy was last seen. He was found safe approximately 1 mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Trenton, OH

Child - Recovered: Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Trenton, Ohio (Butler County) Police Department It was 20 degrees outside in Trenton, Ohio when Detective Jamy Chaney began his search for a missing 16 year old girl. Even more worrisome is that the girl left behind her shoes and was only wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants. A Child is Missing Alert placed over 2,200 alert calls to the area surrounding the 900 block of Charles Street, where the girl had last been seen. Police received 25 calls from residents enabling them to locate the girl safe seven miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Humboldt, IA

Child - Recovered: Thursday, January 28, 2010

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When a non-custodial mother abducted her one year old daughter, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office activated A Child is Missing Alert. More than 3,300 alert calls were placed around the 100 block of Hall Street, where the child was last seen. As a result of those alert calls, the Sheriff’s office received 20 phone calls with information, enabling them to locate the child safe and sound.

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Location: Muncie, IN

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 25, 2010

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Muncie, Indiana (Delaware County) Police Department On January 25, 2010, the Muncie Police contacted the A Child is Missing Alert to assist in their agency’s search for two missing brothers, aged five and seven. Over 7,000 alert calls describing the two boys were placed to the area surrounding the 2900 block of Franklin Street, where they had last been seen. This generated three calls from residents who had seen the boys and Police found them safe at Wal-Mart, approximately one mile from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Child - Recovered: Sunday, January 24, 2010

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When an 11 year old girl wearing only pajamas went missing on January 24, 2010, Deputy Jackson called A Child is Missing to assist in the agency’s search. Nearly 4000 alert calls were placed near the 2500 block of Second Way, where the girl had last been seen. One of those alert calls went directly to a house the child was walking to and Police were able to locate the girl safe approximately a half mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Sherwood, AR

Child - Recovered: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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When a 2 month old was abducted by her babysitter on January 21, 2010, the Sherwood Police department began to search for her and utilized every tool at their disposal including A Child is Missing Alert. Nearly 4,000 alert calls were launched surrounding the area where the infant was last seen with her babysitter. Those alert calls included a description of the vehicle the babysitter was believed to be traveling in with the infant. One of the recipients of those alert calls spotted the vehicle abandoned on the side of the road and notified the Police. In turn, more alert calls were placed surrounding the new location of the abandoned vehicle. As a result, the infant was located safe and reunited with her mother.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL

Child - Recovered: Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Jacksonville, Florida (Duvall County) Sheriff’s Office When a 9 year old girl went missing in the afternoon of January 15, 2010, Detective McKinnon of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office activated The A Child is Missing Alert to assist in the agency’s search. A Child is Missing placed more than 6000 alert calls in the vicinity of 8000 Everest Drive, where the girl had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls with tips, enabling law enforcement to locate her safe and sound approximately four blocks from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Sebring, FL

Child - Recovered: Saturday, January 16, 2010

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On January 16, 2010, The Highlands County Sheriff's Office received a call from concerned residents regarding a young blonde girl wandering unattended near the intersection of Citroen Drive and Romeo Street in Sebring, Florida. When deputies arrived to investigate, the child was gone. Fearing for the safety of the child, Sergeant Barry Jones activated The A Child is Missing Alert and nearly 700 alert calls were placed in the area where the girl was seen. According to Sgt. Jones, the system “Worked Perfect,” as many residents came out of their homes and searched the area for the girl. One recipient of the alert call came forward and was able to identify the girl and her home to the Sheriff’s office. Use of the A Child is Missing Alert System saved law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Marshalltown, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Marshalltown, Iowa (Marshall County) Police Department On January 14, 2010, two brothers ran away from their mother at the local elementary school, one of whom has autism. Police began the search by activating A Child is Missing Alert and nearly 1700 alert calls with the boys’ description were placed surrounding the school. Fifteen alert call recipients contacted Marshalltown Police including two callers who had spotted the boys. As a result, Police located the boys safe at 8pm some eight tenths of a mile from the school.

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Location: San Bernardino, CA

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office A 49 year old man thought to be a danger to himself was reported missing to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office on January 15, 2010. Sergeant Doug Wolfe activated the A Child is Missing Alert and over 4,400 alert calls were placed in near the 400 block of East Elysian Boulevard, where the man was last seen. Approximately 20 calls with information were generated, enabling Police to locate the man safe hiding in nearby woods, about a block from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Wendell, NC

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Wendell, North Carolina (Wake County) Police Department When a nine year old boy thought to be in need of medical attention went missing at 11:25am on January 12, 2010, Police Dispatcher Daryl Hales activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. More than 4,100 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 500 block of Cook Street in Wendell where the boy had last been seen. Unbeknownst to Police as they were conducting the search, the boy was hiding because he was in trouble and didn’t want to go home. In response to the alert calls, Police received 25 calls from the public with information—several of whom, had seen the boy according to Dispatcher Hales. Ultimately Wendell Police located the boy safe on Highway 97 near Edgemont Road, approximately three miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Miami, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Early, during an unusual freezing Tuesday morning, a 78 year old man who was not wearing a shirt and possibly in need of medical attention, went missing in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Miami-Dade Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program. Nearly 2,900 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the man had last been seen. One of the recipients of the alert call, (a neighbor) found the missing man in his yard approximately 1 block where he had last been seen. The Miami-Dade Police were notified and the man was recovered safe and sound.

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Location: Montclair, NJ

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, January 09, 2010

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Montclair, New Jersey (Essex County) Police Department A 74 year old woman with Alzheimer’s was reported missing on January 9, 2010. The Montclair Police Department quickly activated The A Child is Missing Alert, and over 3000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 400 block of Bloomfield Avenue, where she was last seen. A woman who received the alert call and who had seen the missing woman called Police, enabling them to locate her at a park approximately one mile from where she had gone missing. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she received medical treatment.

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Location: Lexington, MS

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office On the morning of January 5, 2010, a sixty nine-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his home in Lexington, MS. A Child Is Missing was activated by Sheriff Willie March, who reported a full description of the man in hopes that a neighbor might have information leading to the recovery of the missing man. A Child is Missing alerted over 1200 homes and businesses in the region surrounding the Lexington Estates Apartments, where the man was last seen. One of the recipients of the alert calls was with the missing man, Police were contacted, and the man was reunited with his wife.

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Location: Pikesville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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Maryland State Police Department “Great job, thanks for your help,” said Maryland State Police Corporal John Revel after A Child Is Missing helped his agency located a missing 64 year old man in need of medical attention. Canine patrols and a helicopter were already searching for the man, but it was information from one of the six calls Police received from the alert calls placed in the area that led them to the man’s whereabouts. This occurred in the 5000 block of Sailfish Drive in Eden, Maryland on Monday, January 4, 2010. The man had last been seen at 9:38am, alert calls were placed at 1:47pm, and the man was safely located at 6:15 the following morning.

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Location: Rome, NY

Children - Recovered: Saturday, January 02, 2010

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Rome, New York (Oneida County), Police Department When a 15 year old girl went missing in Rome, New York, Rome Police Patrolman Jason Barton called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist his agency’s search. The girl had last been seen at 8:30pm on New Year’s night and the Alert Program was being activated the following afternoon. With more than 4,000 alert calls placed to the area surrounding 421 Williams Street in Rome, the girl’s last known whereabouts, the girl was located at 5:00pm on January 2, 2010.

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Location: Columbus, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Columbus, Georgia (Muscogee County) Police Department A 75 year old man, thought to possibly be in need of medical attention, had gone missing from the 3900 block of Macon Road in Columbus, Georgia on December 23, 2009. He had gone missing before, but Police had checked the location he was found with no results. So the Columbus, Georgia Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and more than 1,500 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the man had last been seen. One of the recipients of the alert call contacted Police to inform them he had given the missing man a ride to Richman, Georgia the day before. Following that information, the man was located shortly after 35 miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Tampa, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 20, 2009

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Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On December 20, 2009 the Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program seeking assistance in the agency’s search for a missing 13 year old girl. The girl had last been seen in the 1500 block of Carter Oaks Drive in Valrico, Florida at 10:00am that Sunday. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,700 alert calls in search of the girl. Five people contacted police with information as a result of the alert calls, but it was an unknown alert call recipient who was responsible for the child’s safe return shortly after 8:00 that night.

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Location: Hahnville, LA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 17, 2009

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St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office On December 17th in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana a 16 year old boy had runaway and Police feared he might harm himself. He had never run away before, but left shortly after 11:00am that day. St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies began their search and included A Child Is Missing in their efforts to locate the boy. At 2:25pm the alert calls were launched to the search area, nearly 1,000 calls in all, and less than two hours later the boy was located safely as a result. He was found as a direct result of the alert calls nearly 30 miles from where he had runaway.

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Location: Douglasville, GA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Douglas County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office An 80 year old man with Alzheimer’s, who had also gone missing two years earlier, was again reported missing from the 8400 block of Flint Hill Road in Douglasville, Georgia—having last been seen on December 13, 2009 at 6:30pm. Time was particularly valuable as the man was thought to be in need of medical attention. A Child Is Missing launched more than 1,500 alert calls to the area at the request of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The man was located safely as a result of the calls at 8:13pm approximately one mile from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Pembroke Pines, Florida (Broward County) Police Department On Sunday, December 13, 2009 a nine year old boy went missing from the 13000 block of Northwest 18th Court in Hollywood, Florida and neighboring Pembroke Pines Police were active in the search for the boy. They called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program which resulted in more than 1,500 alert calls being placed to the area Police were searching. “Phone calls to residents caused neighbors to come outside and assist with the search,” according to Pembroke Pines Police. Ultimately the boy was safely located by a neighbor about 1/10 mile from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Quincy, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 11, 2009

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Quincy, Florida (Gadsden County) Police Department When an eight year old boy went missing after school in Quincy, Florida on December 11, 2009 and never returned home, Quincy Police began a search. That search included contacting and activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Nearly 5,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 700 block of South Stewart Street where the boy had last been seen. As a result of those alert calls, the boy was located within three hours and was found safe approximately two-and-a-half miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Iowa Falls, IA

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, December 11, 2009

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Iowa Falls, Iowa (Hardin County) Police Department An 81 year old woman in need of medical attention had gone missing from the 100 block of Rocksylvania Avenue in Iowa City, Iowa at approximately 8:15am on Friday, December 11, 2009. Iowa Falls Police called A Child Is Missing and, while activating the Alert Program, made cell phone contact with the woman. When the woman hung up and Police were unable to verify her location, A Child Is Missing launched more than 1,300 alert calls to the area surrounding where the woman was thought to be. As a result of those alert calls, Police received 15 calls from the public with information that did lead to the woman’s whereabouts. Ultimately she was located at 9:16am approximately ¼ mile from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Ft Worth, TX

Children - Recovered: Saturday, December 05, 2009

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Fort Worth, Texas (Tarrant County) Police Department A 14 year old boy went missing from the 13000 block of Ponderosa Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas on December 4, 2009 and Fort Worth Police utilized A Child Is Missing to assist their search. After nearly 5,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen, Police were able to locate him safely as a result of the alert calls.

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Location: Paxton, IL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Ford County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office A family friend, who had received an alert call from A Child Is Missing, of a missing 13 year old boy located the boy along a roadway and called Police. This occurred just before midnight on November 29, 2009 in Melvin, Illinois. The boy had last been seen at approximately 3:30 that afternoon and Police had concern for his safety. After nearly 2,000 alert calls were placed at the request of the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was safely located.

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Location: Millersville, MD

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department When an 84 year old woman in need of medical attention went missing from the 8500 block of Jenkins Road in Pasadena, Maryland at 1:00am on November 24, 2009, the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Police Department called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist the search. More than 1,100 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the woman was last seen. One hour and 11 minutes later Police located the woman safe as a result of the alert calls. She was found in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road in Baltimore, Maryland approximately 2/10 mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Van Buren, AR

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Van Buren, Arkansas (Crawford County) Police Department After A Child Is Missing placed more than 2,600 alert calls in Van Buren, Arkansas, “a number of residents who were called, came out to assist in the search,” a Police official said. This came after the Van Buren Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on November 24, 2009 to assist the agency’s search for a seven year old boy who had gone missing at 4:30pm that day. As a result of the more than 100 calls to Police, and people helping in the search, generated by A Child Is Missing, the boy was located safe at approximately 7:00pm.

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Location: Sarasota, FL

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, November 23, 2009

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Sarasota County, Florida Sheriff’s Office “Citizens received your [alert] calls and came out of their houses to meet passing deputies,” said an official from the Sarasota County, Florida Sheriff’s Office. When a 69 year old man in need of medical attention went missing from the 6300 block of Camphor Avenue in Sarasota on November 23, 2009, many who received alert phone calls from A Child Is Missing “gave information regarding last location seen” and enabled deputies to learn the man had purchased a bus ticket to an out of town location officials said. Through investigation deputies were able to make law enforcement contact with the man and ensure his safety.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, November 23, 2009

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department After A Child Is Missing launched more than 800 alert calls in search of man who had gone missing from Amherst Road in Merrimack, New Hampshire, “the calls received put us in the general area helping him to be found,” according to Police. The calls alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing at the request of Merrimack Police on the afternoon of November 23, 2009 in search of a 40 year old man in need of medical attention. The man was safely located at 7:00pm that day approximately three miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Manchester, NH

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 20, 2009

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Manchester, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department With a 12 year old boy with autism missing in cold weather for five hours and thought to possibly be in need of medical attention, the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department called A Child Is Missing seeking help with the agency’s search for the boy. This occurred on November 19, 2009. After initially placing alert calls to the area surrounding the 200 block of Old Wellington Road in Manchester, Police called A Child Is Missing a second time requesting a re-call of the initial search area and an expansion of that area. Nearly 7,000 alert calls in all were placed and ultimately the boy was safely located after a resident who received an alert call saw the boy and called Manchester Police.

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Location: Irwin, PA

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 20, 2009

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Irwin, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County) Police Department An 88 year old woman in need of medical attention went missing from the 1100 block of Ninth Street in Irwin, Pennsylvania on November 20, 2009 and the Irwin Police Department responded. The woman had last been seen at 5:00am and soon after Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the woman had last been seen. After receiving several calls from people who had received an alert call, at 7:47am Police safely located the woman less than a mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Mt Clemens, MI

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office A woman who had received an alert call from A Child Is Missing called Police saying she was watching the missing boy out her window. A Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy went to the location provided by the woman and safely recovered the 11 year old boy. The boy had gone missing on November 18, 2009 on his walk home from school in Romeo, Michigan and was thought to possibly be in need of medical attention. After more than 1,200 alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing, the Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls regarding sightings of the boy—one of which led to his safe recovery.

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Location: Dover, TN

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Stewart County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office The Stewart County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing around mid-day on November 17, 2009. The agency was working a case of a missing six year old boy in Big Rock, Tennessee and were activating the Alert Program to assist the search. After nearly 3,500 alert calls were placed in search of the boy, Sheriff’s Office personnel were able to locate the boy as a result of the alert calls.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Detective David Boyer of the Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program regarding a 10 year old boy who had gone missing that morning. The boy had last been seen in the 5600 block of Cecelia Drive in New Port Richey, Florida at 8:35 and A Child Is Missing placed nearly 4,000 alert calls to the area surrounding that location. Those alert calls resulted in four or five calls to the Sheriff’s Office with information about the whereabouts of the boy. Ultimately, as a result of the alert calls, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office personnel safely located the boy at 1:30 that afternoon approximately ½ mile from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Bonifay, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Holmes County, Florida Sheriff’s Office A 12 year old boy went missing in Bonifay on November 17, 2009 and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office began a search for him. Exacerbating the search was a missing knife that Deputies were unsure the child had. Dispatcher Parker contacted the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the child had last been seen. After receiving several calls from the public with information, Deputies were able to locate the boy safely approximately ¾ of a mile from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Guyton, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 13, 2009

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Guyton, Georgia (Effingham County)Police Department When a 14 year old boy went missing in Guyton, Georgia, Police there began a search and contacted A Child Is Missing to augment that search. The child had never gone missing before and had last been seen in the area of the 700 block of Poplar Street in Guyton at approximately 5:20pm on November 12, 2009. After more than 900 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy was known to have been most recently, two calls with information were received by Guyton Police. Information from those calls led police to the boys location approximately 1 ½ miles away.

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Location: Malta, MT

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Phillips County, Montana Sheriff’s Office The A Child Is Missing Alert Program was called by the Phillips County, Montana Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The agency was seeking assistance in its search for a 14 year old boy who had gone missing at 11:30 the previous night. A Child Is Missing launched approximately 1,400 alert phone calls in the area surrounding the 600 block of Central Avenue in Malta, Montana—the area where the boy had last been seen. As a result of the alert phone calls, the boy was observed walking along South Central Avenue and Phillips County Sheriff’s personnel ensured the boy made it home safely.

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Location: Farmers Branch, TX

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Farmers Branch, Texas (Dallas County) Police Department Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Sergeant Skocks called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a 78 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. The on call technician shared with the sergeant that Alzheimer’s patients often walk in straight lines, which ACIM has learned from case history. Nearly 900 alert calls were placed around the man’s home. “Incoming calls of residents who have known the missing elderly and have started search efforts assisted law enforcement tremendously!” said Sergeant Skocks. “People saw him hours prior and helped with direction.” Ultimately, the man walked into a Police Department in the neighboring town, approximately 5 miles away, which happened to be in a straight line from where he went missing.

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Location: Marinette, WI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Marinette, Wisconsin (Marinette County) Police Department A seven year old girl who had last been seen at 4:00pm on November 10, 2009 in her back yard playing with a friend was missing in Marinette, Wisconsin. Police there called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program which resulted in more than 1,300 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding the 1300 block of Marinette Avenue where the girl had last been seen. Thirteen calls with information were received by Marinette Police, one of which was “a call from a Pastor near the school [who] saw [the] girl picked up in a pickup truck,” according to Marinette Police. The caller also reported seeing the girl’s bike put in the back of the truck. With that information, Police were able to quickly locate the girl safe approximately six miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: San Bernardino, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, November 09, 2009

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San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office The San Bernardino County, California Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on November 9, 2009 when it was searching for a 79 year old woman, possibly in need of medical attention, who had gone missing. She had last been seen that morning at 10:00 in the area of the 18000 block of Alder Street in Hesperia, California and Police were concerned about her safety. A Child Is Missing quickly launched more than 1,500 alert calls which “generated the neighborhood to come out of their houses to look,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Colleen Kuhn. The Sheriff’s Office received six to seven calls from the community as a result of the alert calls and, shortly after, the woman was found safe three miles away.

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Location: Aberdeen, SD

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Aberdeen, South Dakota (Brown County) Police Department “It was your call that found the missing male,” according to Aberdeen, South Dakota Police. This in reference to the safe recovery of an 18 year old boy, who suffers from autism, had gone missing in Aberdeen on November 8, 2009. Police there called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to help their search. Nearly 1,800 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen resulting in two calls from the public with information. It was information from one of those calls that led Police to the boy’s location—four miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Helena, GA

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Helena, Georgia (Telfair County)Police Department “The child was found as a direct result of this program,” according to Helena, Georgia Police, “this is a great program, thanks for your help.” This came after 2,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 100 block of West Oak Street in McRae, Georgia. The alert calls were requested by Helena Police when an 11 year old boy went missing at 5:00pm on November 3, 2009. After the alert calls were placed, a friend of the missing boy walked into a convenience store and was asked by the clerk if she had heard the alert. The boy was at her house and Police were immediately notified.

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Location: Taylor, MI

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Taylor, Michigan (Wayne County) Police Department An 18 year old boy went missing on Friday evening, October 30, 2009 from the 9200 block of East Pickwick Circle in Taylor, Michigan. After finally being notified, and fearing the boy was in need of medical attention, Taylor Police contacted A Child Is Missing on Saturday, October 31st. More than 3,000 alert calls were placed to the area the boy had last been seen and, as a result, he was brought by someone to the Taylor Police Department.

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Location: Parma, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Parma, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department A 76 year old man went missing in Parma, Ohio and was located at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland the morning after alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing. It was October 24, 2009 when the man went missing at approximately 5:00pm. After police were notified and began a search, the A Child Is Missing Alert Program was activated the following afternoon with more than 1,800 alert calls being placed. As a result, six calls with information were received by Parma Police and the man was located.

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Location: Clarksville, TN

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Clarksville, Tennessee (Montgomery County) Sheriff’s Office An elderly woman, with a mental condition that causes confusion, went missing in Clarksville, Tennessee on October 25, 2009. Clarksville Police contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program—which they had successfully done in 2007 when a nine year old boy went missing. This time, more than 3,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the woman had last been seen. One person who received the alert call knew the woman was at church. Police were notified and located the woman safe 16 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: North Braddock, PA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 22, 2009

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North Braddock, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department On October 22, 2009, the North Braddock, Pennsylvania Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist the agency’s search for a 13 year old boy who had gone missing the previous evening. He had last been seen in the 1100 block of Rebecca Avenue in North Braddock and more than 3,400 alert calls were placed surrounding that area. This resulted in approximately 20 calls from the public to North Braddock Police with information and the boy, knowing about the alert calls searching for him, returned home.

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Location: LaPorte, IN

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, October 18, 2009

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LaPorte County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office Sunday, October 18, 2009, Sergeant Ulam was leading the search for an 85 year old woman suffering from dementia. A Child Is Missing Alert was activated to assist and more than 1,200 alert calls were placed surrounding the woman’s home. In response, more than 10 calls from the public were received, which helped Police narrow down the search parameters. Ultimately, the woman was found safe, approximately 2.5 miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Nevada, MO

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Nevada, Missouri (Vernon County) Police Department A 59 year old man in need of medical attention went missing in Nevada, Missouri shortly after 7:00pm on October 15, 2009. Nevada Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program which led to more than 1,200 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding where he had last been seen. A person who received one of those alert calls, contacted Police saying she saw a man fitting that description in the south part of town. Information from that caller led Police to the man who was found safe at 8:42pm that day.

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Location: Yeagertown, PA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Regional Police Department A 13 year old girl thought to possible be in need of medical attention went missing from the 100 block of West 4th Street in Lewiston, Pennsylvania on October 15, 2009 at approximately 6:35pm. As Mifflin County Regional Police were searching, they were fully aware the girl had recently moved into the area. This provided little information as to where she may have gone and Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. After more than 1,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where she had last been seen, 14 calls with information were placed to Police. Based on information from those calls, Police located the girl safe at 8:00pm two miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: New Port Richey, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office On October 15, 2009 the Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office had been working a case of a missing 61 year old man who had numerous medical concerns. The man had always been supervised, had never gone missing before, and didn’t like to leave his house. Family members had communicated to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office officials that the man had recently been hallucinating and depressed. Sheriff’s Office personnel had checked with taxi companies, hospitals, shelters, and other facilities numerous times with no sign of the man. With a helicopter search scheduled for 3:00pm that day, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office contacted A Child Is Missing and nearly 1,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the man had last been seen. Three alert call recipients contacted the Sheriff’s Office, including a woman who said she had been on duty at a local hospital when the man walked in. This specific information led the Sheriff’s Office to the hospital where the man was safely located approximately five to 10 miles from where he had gone missing—a recovery which eliminated the need for the helicopter search.

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Location: Medina, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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Medina, Ohio (Medina County) Police Department On October 6, 2009, Medina, Ohio Police were working a sensitive case involving a missing 11 year old girl who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She had gone missing from school after getting in trouble and Police were concerned not only that she was missing, but felt she might be in need of medical attention. They called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program which resulted in nearly 4,000 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding where she had last been seen. As a result of those alert calls, Medina Police received information that led them to the girl who was found safe near where she had gone missing.

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Location: Claremore, OK

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 02, 2009

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Claremore, Oklahoma (Rogers County) Police Department Claremore, Oklahoma Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program an hour after a nine year old boy had gone missing from the 300 block of Fry Terrace in Claremore at approximately 6:00pm on Friday, October 2, 2009. More than 4,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding that address and 17 minutes later the boy was found based on information generated by the alert calls. Several people had called Claremore Police after receiving the alert and provided information that helped locate the boy safely as he was walking in the 2300 block of South Highway 66 in Claremore.

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Location: Stevensville, MI

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 25, 2009

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Lincoln Township, Michigan (Berrien County) Police Department A two year old boy, whose name was unknown to Police, was located on September 25, 2009 in the 600 block of John Beers Road in Stevensville, Michigan. The Lincoln Township Police Department began a search for the parents of the boy and started knocking on doors searching for information that might lead them to the parents. After activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program, nearly 300 alert calls were placed to assist the Lincoln Township Police efforts. As a result of those alert calls, Police received 30 calls from the public—which ultimately provided information that led to the boy’s parents.

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Location: Munhall, PA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Munhall, Pennsylvania (Allegheny County) Police Department After activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on September 24, 2009 to help search for the parents of a three year old boy who had been found, Munhall, Pennsylvania Police Officer Daniel Boehme wrote: “Your program worked better than we could have hoped. Within seconds of receiving your call that the [alert] calls were being placed, we started getting calls to our station. These calls gave us several leads as to where the child may have come from and gave us some locations to look where the child may have lived. The calls made by [A Child Is Missing] also reached many of our residents that are members of our block watch, who then started using the [pre-established] phone chains. We were also stopped by many people who went outside to look around at homes where children matching that description lived. Due to your program, we were able to conclude this incident when a neighbor to the child received the call and woke up the child’s parents. We would like to thank you so much for your assistance in resolving this incident.”

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Location: Michigan Center, MI

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Leoni Township, Michigan (Jackson County) Police Department A two year old girl was found wearing a pink striped shirt, a diaper, and oversized tennis shoes near the intersection of Matthews and Lockwood Streets in Jackson, Michigan on September 22, 2009 shortly before 2:00pm. The Leoni Department of Public Safety contacted A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist their search for the child’s parents. After nearly 1,000 alert telephone calls were placed to the area surrounding where the child was located, officials began receiving calls from the community. “Calls from neighbors were helpful and instrumental in bringing about a safe return,” according to Police.

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Location: Eagle Lake, TX

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Eagle Lake, Texas (Colorado County) Police Department At 8:00pm on Monday, September 21, 2009, a 77 year old man suffering from alzheimers, diabetes and high blood pressure went missing in Eagle Lake, Texas. Police and relatives were concerned not only due to his multiple medical conditions but also because the man was wearing only jogging pants and it was very cold at night. Eagle Lake Chief of Police William Lattimore activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. After more than 2,300 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 500 block of East State Street in Eagle Lake where the man had last been seen, two calls with information were received by Police. This information included a sighting of the missing man walking toward an empty field at approximately 11:30pm. Police immediately searched the field and found the man laying in the field. He was alive and hospitialized.

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Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida (Duval County) Police Department An 11 year old girl left for school on her bike at 7:00am in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on September 22, 2009 and never made it to school. Her mother, thinking she was in school all day, didn’t realize she was missing until the girl did not come home after school. This quickly resulted in a search for the girl, but with a significant time delay. The Jacksonville Beach Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and more than 7,000 alert calls were placed to the areas surrounding the girls home and school. As a result of the alert calls, Jacksonville Beach Police began receiving phone calls regarding where the girl had been seen that day—18 calls with information in total. At 10:30 that night the girl was located some 40 miles away as a result of information generated by the alert phone calls.

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Location: Sunrise, FL

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, September 21, 2009

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Sunrise, Florida (Broward County) Police Department When a 71 year old woman went missing in Sunrise, Florida, the Sunrise Police Department called A Child Is Missing. In a recent similar case the agency had worked, the elderly person for whom it was searching was found deceased. In this particular case, the woman had gone missing from the 8400 block of Northwest 26th Street in Sunrise on September 21, 2009 at 7:30am. With a helicopter already mobilized and with Sunrise Police personnel checking nearby canals, more then 5,700 alert phone calls were placed by A Child Is Missing. That resulted in five to seven calls to Sunrise Police with information—which led to the woman being safely located at 5:30pm near the intersection of McNab Road and the Sawgrass Expressway some five to six miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office When a 15 year old girl in need of medical attention went missing in Port Charlotte, Florida on September 20, 2009, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Communications Officer Ann Zimmerman called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist her agency’s search. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 23000 block of Peachland Boulevard where the girl had last been seen at approximately 4:00pm. Three people who received an alert call, contacted the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office as a result. Information provided by those phone calls led Sheriff’s Office personnel to the girl’s safe location at 5:17pm, 6 miles from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Pasadena, CA

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Pasadena, California (Los Angeles County) Police Department “Your service resulted directly in case closure,” said Pasadena, California Police about the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. This came after more than 2,700 alert calls were placed on the agency’s behalf by A Child Is Missing to assist the Pasadena Police search for a 76 year old man thought to be in need of medical attention. He had been missing for four days having last been seen on September 15, 2009 in the area of the 1700 block of Newport Avenue in Pasadena. A short time after the alert calls were placed, the man was located safe.

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Location: Shawnee, KS

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Shawnee, Kansas (Johnson County) Police Department On Saturday, September 19, 2009, a 71 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was reported missing from her home on Alden Street in Shawnee. Sergeant Baker called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist in the search. Nearly 2,000 alert calls were placed around the woman’s home. As a result Police received a tip that the woman had been seen walking west of her address. Police responded and searching the area, and located the woman one mile away from her home. She was unharmed and reunited with her family.

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Location: New Castle, DE

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 19, 2009

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New Castle County, Delaware Police Department At 7:30pm on September 19, 2009, a 13 year old boy in need of medical attention went missing from the area of East Summit Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. As the New Castle County, Delaware Police Department began its search for the boy, they activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to augment their efforts. More than 2,800 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen—one of which was received by a former neighbor of the boy. According to Police, after receiving the alert call from A Child Is Missing the former neighbor saw the boy outside their residence, notified Police of the boy’s location, and New Castle County Police safely recovered the boy.

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Location: Middletown, CT

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Middletown, Connecticut (Middlesex County) Police Department At 10:00am on Saturday, September 19, 2009, a 73 year old man in need of medical attention went missing from the 300 block of Plaza Drive in Middletown, Connecticut. Middletown Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program which resulted in nearly 2,500 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding where the man had last been seen. As a result of those alert calls, at approximately 5:00pm, the man was found safe between ½ and ¾ of a mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Marietta, GA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Marietta, Georgia (Cobb County)Police Department Thursday, September 17, 2009, Detective Erion activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a missing 13 year old girl with autism. The girl had crawled out of a back window of her house and had been missing for an hour. Nearly 600 alert calls were placed surrounding the girl’s home asking anyone with information to call Police. In response, three calls with information were received from the public stating that they had seen the girl walking toward a nearby Wal-Mart. Police responded and found the girl walking along the roadway approximately a half mile from where she had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was one hour, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Peru, IN

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Miami County, Indiana Central Police Dispatch After more than 500 alert calls were placed in Miami County, Indiana on September 15, 2009, Miami County Central Dispatch received 15 calls from the public with information. According to a dispatcher, “the calls we received helped us narrow down the area where the subject was likely to be.” The subject was a 19 year old boy who had gone missing at approximately 6:30pm that day. After being notified by Miami County Central Dispatch later that evening, A Child Is Missing placed the alert calls and the boy was located at midnight on September 15th. Having gone missing from the 10500 block of South Poplar Street in Miami, Indiana, he was found approximately three miles away on Elm Street in Bunker Hill, Indiana.

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Location: Edison, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Edison, Ohio (Morrow County) Police Department A 15 year old boy and a 16 year old boy had gone missing in Edison, Ohio on September 14, 2009 and it wasn’t reported to Edison Police until 10:00pm that day. Edison Police Chief John Edwards called A Child Is Missing himself and activated the Alert Program to assist his agency’s search for the boys. Due to extenuating circumstances, Chief Edwards requested alert calls be placed even though it was past the time of normal alert call hours. Once the alert calls were placed, someone with information about one of the boys called neighboring Cardington Police Department, with which Edison Police Department was working. That information led to the location and arrest of one of the boys—who, in turn, informed police of the location of the other boy.

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Location: Minneapolis, KS

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Ottawa County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office “Citizens that received [alert] calls came out to assist in looking for the missing child and aided in the safe recovery of the child,” said Ottawa County, Kansas Sheriff Keith Coleman after his agency located a four year old boy who had gone missing. The boy had last been seen at 10:00am on September 15, 2009 in the 400 block of Strickler Avenue in Delphos, Kansas and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office quickly called A Child Is Missing. With approximately 500 alert calls quickly sent to the area surrounding where the child had last been seen, he was located at 11:55am.

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Location: Pearl River, LA

Children - Recovered: Monday, September 14, 2009

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Pearl River, Louisiana (Tammany County) Police Department When a 16 year old girl went missing from 39000 block of Rebel Lane in Pearl River, Louisiana, Pearl River Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist their search. More than 2,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the girl had last been seen, resulting in approximately 50 calls from the public to Police. From information gathered by those calls, the girl was safely located immediately after the alert calls had been placed to the area.

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Location: Akron, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Akron, Ohio (Summit County) Police Department A 54 year old woman with dementia thought to be in need of medical attention went missing in Akron, Ohio on September 13, 2009 and the Akron Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to augment their agency’s search. After nearly 2,500 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the woman had last been seen, a woman who received an alert call reported back to Police. According to Lieutenant Brian Simcox, the caller said she had seen the missing woman near a McDonald’s restaurant on Waterloo Road in Akron. Based on that information, Police were able to safely locate the missing woman.

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Location: Lynn, MA

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Lynn, Massachusetts (Essex County) Police Department When a two year old boy was found in Lynn, Massachusetts, Lynn Police were called and charged with locating the boy’s parents—without knowing the boy’s identity. He had been found in the area of Ingalls Street in Lynn on Saturday, September 12, 2009 shortly after 9:00am. Lieutenant Michael Vail contacted A Child Is Missing and approximately 2,400 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had been found. The alert call described the child and asked anyone with information regarding the child, his parents, or guardians to call Lynn Police. “The babysitter of the child called within five minutes,” said Lieutenant Vail, A Child Is Missing “was extremely helpful.”

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Location: Independence, KY

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Kenton County, Kentucky Police Department A 14 year old girl went missing in Park Hills, Kentucky at approximately 3:00pm on September 12, 2009. The Kenton County Police Department responded and began searching for the girl—a search which included activation of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. The had last been seen in the 500 block of Irishrose Lane and alert calls were placed to the area surrounding that location. As a result of the alert calls, the girl was safely located by Police.

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Location: Bunnell, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 11, 2009

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Bunnell, Florida (Flagler County) Police Department A 16 year old girl, thought to be in the company of male, had gone missing in Palm Coast, Florida at 7:45am on September 11, 2009. The Bunnell Police included activation of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program in their search for the two and nearly 1,500 alert calls were placed to the area. This resulted in calls with information, not only to Bunnell Police, but also the Flagler County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Operations Center that had been established. As a result of information received from the alert calls, the missing girl’s mother was able to locate her safe in Jacksonville, Florida some 80 miles north.

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Location: Folkston, GA

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 11, 2009

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Folkston, Georgia (Charlton County) Police Department Having received an alert call from A Child Is Missing regarding a 15 year old boy for whom Folkston, Georgia Police had been searching, a person saw the boy 20 miles from where he had last been seen. This happened on the afternoon of September 11, 2009 after the boy had gone missing September 10th at approximately 6:00pm. With nearly 1,500 alert calls being placed to the area, 30 people who received the alert call contacted Police with information. From that feedback, Police were able to find the boy safely.

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Location: Maquoketa, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Maquoketa, Iowa (Jackson County) Police Department The Maquoketa, Iowa Police Department contacted the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on September 10, 2009 as they were searching for a 13 year old boy who had gone missing from the 200 block of North Olive Street in Maquoketa that morning. After nearly 1,800 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen, 15-20 calls with information were placed by area residents to Maquoketa Police. Information from those calls enabled Police to safely located the boy walking near a park approximately two miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Mogadore, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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Magadore, Ohio (Summit County) Police Department “This alert was vital in locating [the missing woman], within minutes of the alert we began getting calls of her last known location,” said Magadore Ohio Police Lieutenant Higgins. This came after the Magadore Police activated the A Child Is Missing alert program on September 9, 2009 in response to a 67 year old woman who had gone missing and was thought to possibly be in need of medical attention. She had last been seen in the area of West Avenue at 8:30 that morning. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,800 alert calls which resulted in 15 calls to Police from the public. Information from those calls led Police safely to the woman’s location on Sunnybrook Road approximately three to four miles from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Elwood, IN

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 05, 2009

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Elwood, Indiana (Madison County) Police Department When a 14 year old girl went missing from the 1500 block of South State Road 37 in Elwood, Indiana on September 5, 2009, the Elwood Police were called and began searching for her. The Police search included activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program which resulted in more than 4,400 alert calls being placed to the area surrounding where the girl had last been seen. As alert calls were still flooding the area, sufficient information was received by Police from the initial alert calls to enable them to safely locate the girl.

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Location: Ft Smith, AR

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 05, 2009

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Fort Smith, Arkansas (Sebastian County) Police Department When a 12 year old boy went missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the Fort Smith Police Department called A Child Is Missing seeking assistance in the search for the boy. He had last been seen in the 4400 block of Howell Avenue in Fort Smith at approximately 4:00pm on September 4, 2009. After the boy’s disappearance was reported to Police, the alert calls were placed to the community first thing the next morning. With more than 5,000 alert calls in all, Fort Smith Police received two calls with tips on the boy’s whereabouts. That information led to his safe recovery at noon on September 5th approximately two miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Basehor, KS

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 05, 2009

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Basehor, Kansas (Leavenworth County) Police Department When Basehor, Kansas Police activated A Child Is Missing to assist their search for an eight year old girl on September 5, 2009, activating Basehor Police Officer Frank Pflumm said, “this program has been greeted with public enthusiasm and is a crucial resource for law enforcement.” “Thanks to ACIM [A Child Is Missing], residents from nearby cities responded to assist the search,” Pflumm said. The girl was located safely as a result of the alert calls approximately ½ mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Coral Springs, FL

Children - Recovered: Friday, September 04, 2009

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Coral Springs, Florida (Broward County) Police Department The Coral Springs, Florida Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Friday, September 4, 2009 regarding an eight year old boy who had last been seen in nearby Pompano Beach, Florida at approximately 5:00pm that day. Coral Springs Police had activated the Alert Program quickly and more than 4,000 alert calls were placed on their behalf by A Child Is Missing by 5:20pm. As a result of information generated by those alert calls, the boy was located safe at 5:48pm approximately ¼ mile from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Marshalltown, IA

Children - Recovered: Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Marshalltown, Iowa (Marshall County) Police Department When a five year old boy went missing in Marshalltown, Iowa, “the child was located by a citizen in the area who had received an alert call,” said Teresa Lang, Marshalltown Police Communications Supervisor. The boy had been reported missing from the area of 1st Street and Madison Street in Marshalltown on September 3, 2009—having last been seen at approximately 4:00pm. Officer Todd Tuttle was working the case and quickly ensured A Child Is Missing was notified. More than 1,800 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen and within minutes he was located safely.

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Location: Chipley, FL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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Washington County, Florida Sheriff’s Office In Vernon, Florida on the evening of September 1, 2009, a 13 year old girl had last been seen at approximately 6:00 near the 3000 block of Culpepper Lane and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began searching for her. Part of the agency’s search included activating the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and Sergeant Derek Hayes placed the call. After providing all the necessary case information, A Child Is Missing placed less than 800 alert calls to the area surrounding where the 13 year old had last been seen. In response, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office fie