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26
Apr

Silver Alert Success Story: 91-Year-Old Maryland Man Found in Virginia

On April 25, 2018 a Silver Alert was issued for 91-year-old Bernard Calvin Allen.  Allen went missing in Columbia, Maryland and was found safe the same day in Virginia.

From the story on WJLA:

UPDATE: Bernard Calvin Allen has been found safe and unharmed in Virginia, according to Howard County police.

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A silver alert has been issued by police after a 91-year-old man went missing Wednesday.

Bernard Calvin Allen, of Jessup, Maryland, was last seen around 5 a.m. in the 5900 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia but may have made it as far as Springfield, Virginia, Howard County police said.

Allen is believed to be driving a red 2017 Chevy Sonic with Maryland tags 88390HD, according to police.

Police said he may be confused and is in need of time-sensitive medication. He also is said to have age-related health concerns.

As described by police, Allen is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound black male with brown eyes and gray hair and mustache. When last seen, he was wearing a brown sweater, blue checkered shirt, gray pants, baseball hat and glasses.

Anyone who sees Allen or his vehicle is asked to call 911.

11
Apr

Silver Alert Success Story: 80-Year-Old Mississippi Man Found in Alabama

On April 9, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 80-year-old James H. Riddle.  Riddle went missing in New Albany, Mississippi and was found safe 170 miles away in Snead, Alabama.

From the story in the Daily Journal:

NEW ALBANY – The subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been located and is safe.

James H. Riddle, 80, of New Albany, disappeared around lunchtime Monday driving a gray Lincoln Town Car. He was located late Tuesday night about 170 miles away in Snead, Alabama.

Original story:

NEW ALBANY – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for an 80-year-old Union County man missing since lunchtime Monday.

James H. Riddle of New Albany is described as a black male, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, weighing 160 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen April 9 just before 1 p.m. in the 500 block of North Street in New Albany driving a gray Lincoln Town car bearing Mississippi license plate UND 308.

He was last seen wearing a red sweater, black pants and black slippers. Family members say Riddle suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgement.

21
Mar

Silver Alert Success Story: 83-Year-Old Missouri Man Found in Florida

On March 11, 2018, a Silver Alert issued for 83-year-old Stephen Brown. Brown went missing in St. Charles, Missouri and was found safe 837 miles away in Newport, Florida.

From the article in the Tallahassee Democrat:

Stephen R. Brown was found Monday sitting in a parked car 837 miles from his home in St. Charles, Missouri, and about 65 miles from his destination — Apalachicola.

He was healthy but appeared confused, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, who found Brown sitting in a Hyundai Tucson near the St. Marks River bridge in Newport.

A Silver Alert was issued for the 83-year-old in St. Charles at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.