On April 28, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 84-year-old Richard Lubelski. Lubelski went missing from Mishawaka, Indiana and was found 50 miles away in Paw Paw, Michigan.
From the story on WSBT:
SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE: UPDATE: Mishawaka police say Richard Lubelski was found in Paw Paw, Michigan and taken to a local hospital. He was expected to be reunited with his family later on Saturday. The Silver Alert has been canceled.
ORIGINAL STORY: The following release was issued around 3 a.m. Saturday morning by Indiana State Police:
A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared, repeating, a Statewide Silver Alert has been declared.
The Mishawaka Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Mishawaka, Indiana. Mishawaka, Indiana is 142 miles north of Indianapolis.
Richard J. Lubelski is an 84 year old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes. He was last seen Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm in Mishawaka, Indiana and is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
If you have any information on Richard J. Lubelski, contact the Mishawaka Police Department at 574-258-1678 or 911.
And the Mishawaka Police Department issued this release:
Mishawaka Police need help locating Richard Lubelski, an 84 year old male white , 5’6”, 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, last seen wearing gray sweats on Thursday, April 26, 2018 around 12 pm in his home on E. Jefferson. Richard suffers from dementia and is known to wonder away at times and is not able to find his way back home. It is believed that Richard may have walked away from home due to his car not working and his bicycle in the shop being worked on. Richard told family members that he wanted to go LaPorte to get his bicycle. Family members are concerned for Richard’s Safety because he suffers from Dementia and needs his medicine.
Anyone with information concerning Richard Lubelski is urged to contact the Mishawaka Police Department , 574-258-1678.
A 78-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday morning has been found safe, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Marylee Hovland, who has dementia, was located Tuesday evening in Upper Michigan, about five hours away from her home in Vilas County.
According to a press release, Vilas County Dispatch received a call from Michigan State Patrol at 6 p.m. They said Hovland was located in Mackinac County in “good health.”
Michigan’s Silver Alert Bill 466 needs your support.
Statistically, 6 out of 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander and become lost at some time during their disease. Up to half of those will suffer serious injury if not found within 24 hours.
The State of Michigan needs of its residents to help push Senate Bill 466 through the Committee of Families, Children and Seniors. This bill proposes that Michigan create a “Silver Alert” for seniors that may wander off and get lost due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Senate Bill 466 will help law enforcement and the general population become more effective in the search with TV and radio ads and billboard notifications on the roadways.
Please help us in the effort to keep our seniors safe.