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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: 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: 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: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, May 24, 2008

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At 8:30am on May 24, 2008, a 90 year old woman went missing in the area of South Jamaica Boulevard and South McCulloch Boulevard in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Officer R.C. McBride called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program in an effort to locate the woman. More than 4,000 calls were launched to the area and “a resident who was familiar with the missing person, saw her and was able to locate her within a short period of time,” McBride said.

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Location: Bullhead City, AZ

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Bullhead City, AZ (Mohave County) - On February 16, 2008, the Bullhead City, Arizona Police Department utilized A Child Is Missing regarding a 78 year old woman who had gone missing that morning. After more than 4,000 alert phone calls were launched, Bullhead City Police received approximately six calls from alert residents—all of whom had seen the missing woman near her home at different times of the day. This information enabled Police to narrow their search and find the woman sitting in a neighbor’s car two blocks from her home.

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Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

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