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Location: Rocky River, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Rocky River, Ohio Police Department (Cuyahoga County) The afternoon of Thursday, July 31, 2014, Patrolman Bernhardt called A Child Is Missing to activate the alert. A 16 year old boy was missing from his home and concern for his safety was growing. Nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area where the boy was last seen, resulting in several tips to Police. These calls assisted Police in locating the boy safe that night about a half mile away.

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Location: Brecksville, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, July 7, 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: Elyria, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, July 1, 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: 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: Marysville, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, April 1, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sandusky, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, June 24, 2013

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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: 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: 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: Westlake, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, March 9, 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: Garfield Heights, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, February 8, 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: 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: 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: Ironton, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, December 6, 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: 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: Marysville, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, September 8, 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: Mason, OH

Children - Recovered: Saturday, August 4, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Parma, OH

Children, Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, February 8, 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: Cincinnati, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, February 1, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Dayton, OH

Children - Recovered: Sunday, May 9, 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: Warrensville Heights, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, May 5, 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: Brunswick, OH

Child - Recovered: Saturday, May 1, 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: 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: 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: Medina, OH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, October 6, 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: 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: 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: Mogadore, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, September 9, 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: Parma, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, August 7, 2009

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Parma, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) Police Department Friday, August 7, 2009, Officer Romanello activated The A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search for a 79 year old woman suffering from dementia. More than 1,500 calls were placed to the 9400 Block of Riechert Road, where the woman had last been seen. In response, Police received several calls with information. One of the recipients of the alert was the woman’s neighbor, who went out to look for her, found her and returned her home safe. Total time from activation to safe assisted recovery was one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Maumee, OH

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Maumee, Ohio (Lucas County) Police Department A 43 year old woman in need of medical attention was located one mile from where she had last been seen in Maumee, Ohio shortly after 5:00pm on June 13, 2009. The woman had gone missing from the 1700 block of Chantilly Drive in Maumee that afternoon and Maumee Police received 12 calls from the public with information resulting from their having activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Information from those calls enabled Police to find the woman safe.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County) Police Department Fifteen calls with information to Cincinnati, Ohio Police were generated from nearly 4,000 alert phone calls placed by A Child Is Missing to the area surrounding the 1100 block of Groesbeck Road in Cincinnati. An 11 year old boy had gone missing from that location on the afternoon of June 4, 2009. After Cincinnati Police activated the Alert Program, the information they received in response was sufficient for them to safely locate the missing boy.

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Location: Trotwood, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 22, 2009

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Trotwood, Ohio (Montgomery County) Police Department An eight year old boy went missing from the 4200 block of Curundu Avenue in Dayton, Ohio at 2:00pm on Friday, May 22, 2009. Dayton Police Sergeants Pizzo and Vickers were working the case and activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist their search. More than 735 alert calls were placed to the area in which Dayton Police were searching, a action that generated a response from the public. Ultimately Dayton Police safely located the boy less than ½ mile from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Springfield, OH

Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, May 9, 2009

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“A man received the [alert] call and checked his field—it worked perfectly,” said a Police spokesperson for the Clark County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office. This after the agency activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist their search for a missing 47 year old woman in need of medical attention. She had gone missing from the area of Helmer Circle in Enon, Ohio on the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2009. After nearly 2,500 alert calls were placed in search of the woman, eight calls with information were received by the Sheriff’s Office. Ultimately the woman was located in the 5000 block of Broadway Road approximately one mile from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Logan, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, April 10, 2009

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When A Child Is Missing placed alert phone calls in Logan, Ohio on April 9, 2009, the 14 year old boy for whom Logan Police were searching was at a house that received an alert call. As soon as he realized he had been reported missing, he called his mother and the searched was stopped. This after Logan Police Officer Campbell activated the Alert Program at 3:00pm that day after the boy had been reported missing from West Front Street in Logan. The boy’s location was approximately four miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, March 5, 2009

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A 12 year old boy went missing from the area of Blue Rock Road and Springdale Road in Cincinnati, Ohio on the afternoon of March 5, 2009 and Colerain Township Police were called. Police then contacted A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program for assistance in the search. After more than 3,100 alert calls were placed to the search area, Colerain Township Police received seven calls from the public with information. One of those calls was from a resident who had gone outside and saw the boy walking in a heavily wooded area behind her house—approximately ½ mile from where the boy had last been seen.

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Location: Parma, OH

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, February 19, 2009

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When a 23 year old disabled woman went missing from the 1600 block of Snow Road in Cleveland, Ohio on February 19, 2009, the Parma Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. One of the recipients of the more than 2,000 alert phone calls saw the missing woman at a McDonald’s restaurant and contacted Police. This enabled the woman to be safely reunited with her family.

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Location: Northwood, OH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, January 29, 2009

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More than 15 calls from the public with information were generated by the A Child Is Missing alert calls placed on January 29, 2009 to the area surrounding the 2400 block of Bedford Lane in Northwood, Ohio. This after Northwood Police activated the Alert Program to assist their search for a six year old girl who had gone missing at 4:00pm that day. One of the calls with information came from a neighbor who informed Police the girl was in his neighbor’s back yard about ½ mile from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Akron, OH

Children - Recovered: Monday, January 26, 2009

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An 11 year old boy went missing from Hawk Avenue in Akron, Ohio on the afternoon of January 26, 2009. Akron Police began their search and quickly activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Alert calls were placed to residences and businesses in the area surrounding where the boy had last been seen resulting in approximately 40 calls to police with information. One of the callers had seen the boy in their yard earlier and this information led Police safely to him.

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Location: Lebanon, OH

Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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After more than 2,800 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 800 block of Kerns Dive in Lebanon, Ohio, more than 40 calls were received by Lebanon Police from residents who had received an alert call and had information. Communications Supervisor, Todd Tolliber had activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program seeking assistance locating a man in need of medical assistance. Information gained from the calls to Police from residents enabled Lebanon Police to safely locate the man near his home.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, November 21, 2008

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Hamilton County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office - An 81 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia wandered away from her car at approximately 7:00pm while her daughter was shopping at a large department store on Highland Avenue in Columbia Township, Ohio on November 21, 2008. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to investigate and immediately activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. Hamilton County K-9 units and the agency’s helicopter were also deployed to search for the woman. She had last been seen in the 5800 block of Kennedy Avenue in Hamilton County when she when she walked into someone’s house, frightening the resident who called police as the elderly woman left. Upon hearing the message on the A Child Is Missing alert, nearby residents Mark Wright and his son Ethan, “took it upon themselves to search the area for [the missing woman] and they were successful in locating her,” the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office news release read.

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Location: Stow, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, October 31, 2008

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Stow, Ohio (Summit County) Police Department - When an 11 year old boy went missing from the 4400 block of Darrow Road in Stow, Ohio on October 31, 2008, Sergeant Mike Titus and Dispatcher Bates activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist in their search. After alert calls were launched detailing the boy’s description and last known whereabouts, the Stow Police Department received approximately 25 calls from the community. One of the calls from a resident provided Police with a direction of travel and another provided the boy’s former address. This information led directly to the boy’s recovery.

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Location: Mansfield, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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The Mansfield, Ohio Police Department called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at approximately 11:30am in regard to a missing seven year old boy. He had been missing for one hour when Police called A Child Is Missing. Approximately 3,000 alert phone calls were placed in the area adjacent to the 1700 block of Middle Bellville Road in Mansfield. Approximately 15 calls to law enforcement came from people who had received the A Child Is Missing alert call and had information for Police. The boy was located approximately 30 minutes after the alert calls were launched.

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Location: Alliance, OH

Missing Disabled - Recovered: Monday, July 28, 2008

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Alliance, Ohio Police received a call regarding a missing four year old girl with autism on July 28, 2008 and quickly called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program. More than 3,200 alert calls were launched in the area surrounding the 400 block of East Mill Street in Alliance where the child had last been seen. This resulted in three calls from alert citizens to Alliance Police. One of the callers reported seeing the girl enter an unlocked vacant house approximately one block from where the girl lives. Fifty minutes after the girl went missing, Alliance Police located her safe and reunited her with her family.

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Location: Barberton, OH

Found Child - Recovered: Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Barberton, OH - On June 28, 2008 a child was located wearing a diaper and a blue tank top in Barberton, Ohio. Police there were unable to identify the child and called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to help gather information that might lead to the whereabouts of the boy’s family. After nearly 3,000 alert calls were launched in the area surrounding the 500 block of Cedarwood Street in Barberton, the house where the child lives received an alert call. This lead the child’s mother to the realization the child had left the house. She called police and was reunited with her child.

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Location: Westerville, OH

Children - Recovered: Friday, May 16, 2008

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Cincinnati Police located a child approximately two years of age and needed assistance locating the child’s parents. They called A Child Is Missing on May 15, 2008 and the Alert Program was activated. Approximately 1,300 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the location where the child was located which resulted in several calls from residents to the Cincinnati Police Department. From information provided by those callers, Police were able to located the child’s mother and safely reunite them.

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Location: Oxford, OH

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, April 25, 2008

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Approximately 10 calls from citizens who had received alert phone calls were received by the Oxford, Ohio Police Department to assist in their search for a missing 79 year old man who was hearing impaired and suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. More than 4,000 alert calls had been launched by the A Child Is Missing Recovery Specialist mid-afternoon on April 25, 2008 shortly after Oxford Police called A Child Is Missing for assistance. The man was located less than 30 minutes after police called A Child Is Missing.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County) – Hamilton County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the mother of the friend of a girl who had gone missing. The woman had received one of the 4,000 alert phone calls launched by A Child Is Missing in response to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tom Butler’s call for assistance. The woman’s daughter was friends with the girl who had gone missing at 7:30pm on February 12, 2008. The friend was able to pinpoint where the missing girl could be located, her mother told Hamilton County officials, and the girl was reunited with her family.

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Location: North College Hill, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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North College Hill, OH (Hamilton County) - When a 10 year old boy went missing on the morning of Monday, February 12, 2008 in North College Hill, Ohio, Police quickly called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program for assistance. Within minutes phones were ringing in the area of the 6900 block of Dianna Drive in that city. North College Hill Police received 10 calls from alert citizens that provided information regarding the child’s direction of travel. This information in turn led Police to the child’s location.

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Location: St. Clairsville, OH

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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St. Clairsville, OH (Belmont County) Police Department - A Child Is Missing received a call from the St. Clairsville, Ohio Police Department on January 30, 2008 in reference to two missing boys. They had last been seen at approximately 5:00pm that day in the area of the 100 block of Broadland Street in St. Clairsville. According to Dispatcher Judy McMillan, the alert calls launched by A Child Is Missing generated “numerous calls” from the community. Ultimately the boys were, “located on McFadden Street playing in [a] creek,” McMillan said.

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Location: Northwood, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Northwood, OH (Wood County) - At 10:14 AM A Child Is Missing received a call from the Northwood, Ohio Police Department about a missing child. The 11 year old boy had last been seen at his home in Northwood at approximately 8:00 on the morning of January 9, 2008 and was reported missing by his sister. The girl informed Northwood Police that her brother has walked away from the house before but always returned shortly after. Upon receiving this information from the police dispatch, A Child Is Missing initially launched alert phone calls at 10:29am and launched additional alert calls at 10:48am. Thirty four minutes after receiving the call from the Northwood Police Department the child was located by someone who received one of the A Child Is Missing alert calls.

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Location: Galena, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, January 3, 2008

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Galena, OH (Delaware County) – 1/3/08 - After Genoa Township, Ohio Police Detective Mike Riehle activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist in the search for a 12 year old who had gone missing from his school, he said, “… we sent out a media release about this incident and have had nothing but wonderful comments…” A Child Is Missing launched more than 2,800 alert phone calls—one of which was received by an alert citizen who saw the boy hanging out at a barn. Within one hour and 23 minutes of the launch of alert calls, the child was recovered safely. “The resident got your [alert] phone call and immediately noticed the missing out at the barn and contacted us,” Riehle said.

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Location: Akron, OH

Missing Disabled - Recovered: Saturday, November 17, 2007

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Barberton, OH (Summit County) -When a 200 pound 54 year old suicidal man who had possibly taken an overdose went missing on the evening of November 17, 2007 in Barberton, Ohio, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing for help. A Dispatcher provided information to the Recovery Specialist who quickly launched more than 3,400 alert calls to the area the man had last been seen. The Sheriff’s Office received 56 calls in response to the Alert Calls launched by A Child Is Missing—one from an alert citizen who saw the man described in the alert staggering down the road in front of her house.

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Location: Parma, OH

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Friday, August 10, 2007

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Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga County) - An elderly person went missing on August 10, 2007. Parma PD contacted A Child Is Missing and 3,548 calls were launched. The second caller who contacted Parma P.D. after receiving an Alert Call stated that he believed the individual they were looking for was at an area business, resulting in a successful recovery.

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Location: Mt Healthy, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Saturday, August 4, 2007

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Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County) – August 4, 2007, The Mt. Healthy P.D. contacted A Child Is Missing after receiving a call from a blind grandmother that a child, who was staying with her, climbed out of a window in her home while she was sleeping. After 1,236 Alert Calls were placed to area residents, five calls received back indicated that they had seen the child around this address, and that he kept stating that the window was broken! Officer Powell of the Mt. Healthy P.D. learned that the child was very clever in figuring out how to open doors and windows, and thanked ACIM very much for their help since the Alert Calls place played a significant part in helping to locate the missing child.

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Location: Circleville, OH

Found Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Circleville, OH (Pickaway County) – At 1:00 AM on Monday, July 18, 2007 a 72 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s went missing in Circleville, Ohio. After the sun rose, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Corporal Kim Chapman called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist the agency’s search. After the alert calls were launched in the area surrounding where the man was last seen, a woman who received an alert call went outside to search for the man. Shortly after, the woman found the man lying in a ditch approximately three miles from his home. Her call was one of numerous calls to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Location: Lima, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Lima, OH (Allen) – Approximately 30 minutes after Lima, Ohio Police called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program on June 5, 2007, Lima dispatched fielded a call that led to the recovery of a missing seven year old. At 3:21 in the afternoon on that day, Sergeant Coon and Lieutenant Swygart were working a case for a child who had gone missing less than two hours earlier. A Child Is Missing technician Derejre Vazquez launched more then 2,800 alert calls to the area adjacent to the 600 block of Calumet Street in Lima where the child has last been seen. An alert citizen who received one of the alert calls notified Lima Police and led them to the missing child.

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Location: Logan, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Monday, May 21, 2007

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Logan, OH (Hocking) – In Hocking County, Ohio at 11:00 on the night of May 20, 2007, a 17 year old girl had gone missing. On the afternoon of May 21st, Logan Police called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert Program to assist their search efforts for her. Police received numerous calls from recipients of the alert calls relaying information they thought might be helpful. One of the callers was able to provide Logan Police with a general area in which the caller knew the missing girl was located. Armed with this information, police followed the lead and were able to safely locate the girl and reunite her with her family.

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Location: Marysville, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Friday, April 27, 2007

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Marysville, OH (Union County) – On April 25, 2007 a 3 year old girl was reported missing by her babysitter. The Marysville Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing with a detailed description of the missing child. With in minutes over 1100 homes were ringing in the neighborhood. The Marysville PD received over a dozen calls from citizens in the neighborhood, one which resulted in the safe recovery of the child. “The phone notification system proved successful, a relative to a bus driver from a local preschool called the driver. The driver recalled picking up the child and notified authorities,” stated Asst. Chief Glenn Knicole.

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Location: Solon, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Solon, OH (Cuyahoga County) – The Solon Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing on March 22, 2007 at approximately 11:00 PM with information about a missing 16 year old girl. The on call Technician, utilizing advanced satellite mapping and the information provided by Sgt. Rick Tonelli, launched 1300 calls out to the neighborhood asking for help in locating this missing juvenile. The juvenile telephoned the police station after calls were placed and was located at a local hotel according to Sgt. Rick Tonelli.

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Location: Norwood, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Saturday, March 17, 2007

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Norwood, OH (Hamilton County) – At approximately 3:50 AM, on March 17, 2007 a 9 year old boy was reported missing from his home. The Norwood Police Department called A Child Is Missing and provided the ACIM Technician with a detailed description of the missing child. Within minutes over 1000 phones began ringing in the neighborhood. The Norwood PD received approximately 20 calls from area residents, one of which provided the location of the child. According to Sgt. Jeff Kilby, “He was located approximately one block from where he was reported missing. The missing child was sleeping at a friend’s house.”

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Location: Dayton, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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Dayton, OH (Montgomery County) – On January 30, 2007 the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office contacted A Child Is Missing for assistance with a missing 10 year old boy. The ACIM Technician obtained all pertinent information. Within minutes over 640 phones began ringing in the neighborhood. The Montgomery County Dispatch Center received two calls shortly thereafter. Sgt. Moebius stated, “Both calls were very important in locating the missing child. … With that information we were able to direct our search and locate him. … There was concern …. the temperature was in the single digits. Thank you for your assistance.”

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Location: Norwood, OH

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Monday, December 18, 2006

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Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County) – On December 18, 2006, an elderly woman was reported missing to the Norwood Police Department. Officer Spille called A Child Is Missing (ACIM) to ask for assistance on this case. The ACIM Technician on call obtained all vital information pertaining to the missing woman and within minutes over 13 hundred phones in the neighborhood were ringing. According to Officer Spille one call led to the safe recovery of the missing woman. He said “The call came in …. She was sitting on the front porch of the residence. ….. Thank you very much.”

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Location: Parma, OH

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Saturday, November 18, 2006

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Parma, OH – On Saturday, November 18, 2006, the Parma Police Department began a search for an elderly man who had gone missing from his home – a search that ended with a response to one of the over thirteen hundred automated phone calls that had been placed to the area adjacent to his home by the A Child Is Missing alert program. Upon taking the report, Sergeant Ferrante called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing alert program, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the region where he was last seen area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area to check their yards and complexes for the missing man. Police received approximately 100 calls including one from a nearby resident who spotted the missing man. Quote from Sergeant Ferrante, “Numerous calls and leads describing the male. Finally a resident looked out his window and saw a disoriented male. Police were called and retrieved the male. He was reunited with his wife shortly thereafter.”

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Location: Creston, OH

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Friday, October 27, 2006

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Creston, OH – On Thursday, October 27, 2006, the Creston Police Department began a search for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s who had gone missing from her home—a search that ended with a response to one of the hundreds of automated phone calls that had been placed to the area adjacent to her home by the A Child Is Missing alert program. Upon taking the report, Officer Jay Covey called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing alert program, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the region where she was last seen area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area to check their yards and complexes for the missing woman. Police received 70 calls including one from a neighbor who had walked with her, giving the police a lead to what street to search for her. The woman was found sleeping in a storage shed in about a mile from her home.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Found Child - Recovered: Monday, October 9, 2006

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Hamilton County, OH – Cincinnati Police Department - A 3-year-old girl was found wandering in the parking lot of an apartment building. Police launched a search for the parents/guardians, but as the girl did not know where she lived, police only had her description to work with. ACIM was notified and over 2,400 phone calls were sent out. Approximately 30 call recipients called into the police department, but no leads panned out. The case was resolved when the mother called the babysitter to check on the child and her absence was noted. The mother then called police to report the child missing and was linked to the found child. The babysitter had fallen asleep and the child unlocked the door and wandered outside.

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Found Child - Recovered: Monday, October 9, 2006

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Cincinnati, OH – On Monday, October 9, 2006, the Cincinnati Police Department began a search for the parents of a found 3-year-old child found wandering in a residential area—a search that ended with a response to one of the thousands of automated phone calls that had been placed to the area adjacent to his home by the A Child Is Missing alert program. Upon taking the report, Lieutenant Williams called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing alert program, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the region where the child was last seen area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area for information about the guardians of the child. Police received four calls including one from a neighbor who lived next door to the family of the youngster. Quote from Lt. Williams “A search over a large residential area with multiple apartment buildings and numerous single-family homes. A canvas of the region would have taken several hours, but we were able to locate the parents within a few minutes with ACIM’s help.”

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Location: Independence, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Sunday, June 4, 2006

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Independence, OH (Cuyahoga County) - Seventeen minutes after 1,500 alert phone calls were launched by A Child Is Missing in Independence, Ohio on the evening of June 4, 2006, Independence Police received a call that directly led to the recovery of a missing girl. Unknown to the girl’s parents, she had been at a neighbor’s home. That neighbor, upon receiving the alert call, contacted police and the child was reunited with her parents.

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Location: Springfield, OH

Found Child - Recovered: Monday, June 20, 2005

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Springfield, OH (Clark County) – On June 20, 2005, Springfield, Ohio Police located a child who was not in the company of parents or a guardian. They contacted A Child Is Missing seeking help in the search for the child’s parents and calls were subsequently launched. After receiving several calls from residents with information, Springfield Police were directed by maintenance workers to the child’s parents.

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Location: Toronto, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Toronto, OH – Toronto Police Department - On February 17, 2005 a 5-year-old boy in Toronto, Ohio was reported missing by a family new to the city when the child didn't get off of the bus at the right location. A Child Is Missing placed hundreds of calls over the area where the boy was last seen and twenty-three residents responded to the call, five of which had positive leads to where the child was. These calls were directly helpful in locating the missing boy. He was back in the care of his parents within 45 minutes of the calls going out. Patrolman Porreca was quoted as saying "This Program is excellent! Not only did it help us find the child, it got the community involved in helping us search for him. We received numerous calls from people who were grateful that this resource is available in our city."

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Location: Norwood, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

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Norwood, OH - Norwood Police Department - November 17, 2004, an 11-year-old girl was reported missing in Norwood, Ohio. Officer Eric Nelson of the Norwood Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing Alert program requesting assistance. A Child Is Missing technician launched 1,599 alert phone calls to homes and businesses in the area where the child had last been seen. The police department received approximately 10 calls from residents. A call came to a neighbor's house about two blocks away where the child was playing with the call recipient's daughter. The neighbor notified the police, and the missing girl was returned moments after the calls were launched. Officer Nelson wrote on the follow-up report to ACIM, “Thanks for such a speedy system!"

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Location: Aurora, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, May 4, 2004

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Aurora, OH - Aurora Police Department - On May 4, 2004, a 14-year-old girl in need of medication was reported missing. Officer Dan Kalk with the Aurora Police Department contacted a Child Is Missing to report the missing child immediately after her disappearance. 1,046 calls were placed within a 1-mile radius. A woman recognized his description from the phone calls ACIM placed. She then called the police on her cell phone. As a result the child was safely recovered 2 and a quarter hours after she was reported missing. Officer Kalk was very pleased with the speed of our results, and will make use of the A Child Is Missing program as a tool for future casework.

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Location: Columbus, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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Columbus, OH - Columbus Police Department - On December 17th, 2003, a 12-year-old boy was reported missing by Detective Charles Joyce. By pulling up the satellite imagery maps ACIM’s technician was able to locate the child at Wendy’s in only an hour after the boy was reported missing. Detective Joyce applauded our service and the great participation of the community.

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Location: Wayne, OH

Missing Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, November 16, 2003

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Wayne County, OH – Wayne County Police Department – “I would like to say ‘thank you’ for your help with a case on November 16. We requested an alert after it was reported that a 32-year-old mentally disabled female was [announced] missing. We received two calls as a result of the alerts that provided us with solid information in this case. She was located safely, 20 miles from her home.”

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Location: Dayton, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Saturday, March 1, 2003

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Montgomery County, OH – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office - A 5-year-old boy was reported missing. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office contacted ACIM with the case details. Over 1,500 phone calls were sent out to the area. After receiving one of the calls, a next-door-neighbor checked their home and found the child playing in their house. Apparently he had wandered in without their knowledge and was sitting quietly eating a Popsicle. The sergeant in charge of the case said, “The calls helped locate the missing child quickly and saved deputies much time from going door-to-door searching for him. Thanks!”

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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Missing Child - Recovered: Saturday, June 1, 2002

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Clermont County, OH – Union Township Police Department - Training for law enforcement had just gotten underway in Ohio when the Union Township Police Department received a report of a missing 14-year-old girl. Although Union Township Police Dept had not yet attended training, an officer had seen news coverage of ACIM’s program in Ohio, and contacted ACIM to see if they could assist with the case. ACIM generated over 1500 calls to the area, resulting in over 30 calls from residents to report sightings. Many of the residents indicated they were impressed with the service.

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