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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Las Vegas Metro, Nevada Police Department (Clark County) “A caller advised us that the missing person asked for help getting a taxi to the Greyhound Bus Station. We found that he made his way back to Victorville, CA,” wrote Detective Bordeaux. The missing person was an 89 year old man reported to suffer from memory loss and high blood pressure. He was visiting Las Vegas on August 6, 2014 with some friends when he disappeared. His friends reported that prior to his disappearance he had been having trouble remembering people. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,500 telephone alert calls to the area where he was last seen which resulted in the tip.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 23, 2013

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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: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Saturday, April 6, 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: 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: 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: Las Vegas, NV

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, October 7, 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: 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: Reno, NV

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 9, 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: 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: 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: Las Vegas, NV

Children - Recovered: Monday, December 5, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Yerington, NV

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 1, 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: Reno, NV

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Washoe County, Nevada Sheriff’s Office October 1, 2008 began in Sun Valley, Nevada with an 11 year old boy going missing just after 8:00am. Deputy Brian Phay of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and, after the call case was expanded, nearly 8,000 alert calls had been placed in the area surrounding the 6400 block of Cayuga Court in Sun Valley where the boy had last been seen. Approximately 30 calls from concerned residents were received in response to the alert calls. Phay said, the child was found “in the desert hills approximately ¾ mile from his house.” “A neighbor on the street below where the child was located had called Police,” he said.

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Location: Carson City, NV

Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, August 11, 2007

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A 71 year old man went missing from the 300 block of North Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada on August 11, 2007 and the Carson City County Sheriff’s Office worked the case. Dispatcher Cindy Merril activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program and nearly 5,000 alert calls were placed. Later that day, from the five calls from the public with information generated by the Alert Program, the man was safely recovered.

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