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November 24, 2012

Police Explorer Finds Missing Senior in Florida

by silveralertbill

From the Stuart Treasure Coast Palm:

When a confused Englewood man asked directions from a Stuart police officer conducting a traffic stop Wednesday, an alert Police Explorer along for the ride quickly determined the 70-year-old had been reported missing in a statewide Silver Alert.

Larry Cubitt, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, went missing with his car at about 2:30 p.m. but he left behind his identification, cellphone and money, according to Stuart police.

At about 10:30 p.m., Stuart Police Explorer Bryce Rutzke was with Stuart Police Officer David Jacobson when Cubitt pulled up to them, according to a news release.

Cubitt asked how to get to Englewood, but when he couldn’t say whether that was a street or a city, Rutzke alerted Jacobson after noting the man’s confusion and recalled hearing a Silver Alert.

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