SOUTH PASADENA >> Police and sheriff’s officials continued searching Sunday for a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing after his father, who was responsible for the child, was found unconscious in a South Pasadena Park and arrested him.
Search and rescue teams, helicopters, search dogs, neighboring police agencies and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Detail have joined in the search for Aramazd Andressian Jr., which centered around Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, sheriff’s and South Pasadena police officials said.
The boy was last seen by his mother on April 15, when she turned him over to the custody his father, Aramazd Andressian Sr., during a child custody exchange at the Baldwin Park Police Department, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the sheriff’s Information Bureau. The parent’s are in the process of divorcing, officials added.
The boy’s mother last heard from him Tuesday, when she spoke with him via a “Skype” video call, South Pasadena police officials said.
Police in South Pasadena reportedly found the father passed out next to his parked car at the park about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Officials took him to a hospital for examination before he was arrested. It was unclear why the man had lost consciousness.
The boy’s mother reported him missing later Saturday after Andressian Sr. failed to show up for his scheduled custody exchange, authorities said. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
“Aramazd Andressian Jr.’s family is very concerned and asking for the public’s assistance,” Jansen said.
Aramazd Andressian Sr. had been driving a gray, 2004 BMW four-door car with a California license plate of 5FIL646. Prior to his arrest, the vehicle was last reported seen in Orange County early Friday.
The father was said to be cooperative, but investigators expressed concern that he did not appear to be a crime victim but did not know the whereabouts of his son.
Aramazd Jr. is described as 41 inches, 55 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a turquoise plaid shirt and plaid shorts and has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Pasadena police at 626-403-07270 or the sheriff’s Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
— City News Service contributed to this report.
PHOTOS courtesy of the South Pasadena Police Department/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
ARCADIA >> Authorities are seeking an 88-year-old woman with dementia who went missing in Arcadia on Sunday.
Rongzhen Tu was last seen about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Duarte Road, According to Arcadia police Sgt. Ernest Lopez. She went missing while walking with her caretaker.
“The caretaker lost sight of Yu and was unable to locate her,” Lopez said in a written statement. She’s not seen or heard from since.
Though in good physical health, Yu requires daily medication for dementia, the sergeant said.
Yu speaks Mandarin and Japanese, but not English, Lt. Roy Nakamura said. She had no money or identification with her went she disappeared.
Police described Yu as Chinese, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen bearing a brown jacket and black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5123.
PHOTO of Rongzhen Tu, 88, courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department.
PASADENA >> A Pasadena woman who went missing after visiting a Pasadena pharmacy on Tuesday was found dehydrated, but safe, in Joshua Tree National Park on Thursday, where she apparently drove after becoming disoriented, authorities said.
Constance “Connie” Sullivan was reported missing after failing to return home after a visit to a pharmacy in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement. She was last heard from when she called family to report she was lost.
Police managed to track her cell phone to a last known location in San Dimas before losing a signal, Lt. Jesse Carrillo said.
Sullivan continued driving and ended up in a remote part of Joshua Tree National Park, where her car became disabled Wednesday night.
Morongo Valley residents David Franco, 28, and Jennifer Thompson, 35, came upon the stranded woman while riding off-road vehicles about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to the lieutenant.
“After a brief conversation, they realized Ms. Sullivan was somewhat disoriented and appeared to have suffered minor dehydration,” he said. “Ms. Thompson managed to obtain information from Ms. Sullivan that she was a resident of Pasadena.”
Pasadena police, as well as Sullivan’s family, were soon contacted. The missing woman was medically examined and reunited with her family.
No foul play was suspected in the disappearance, Carrillo said.
“Ms. Sullivan became confused and disoriented at the time she went missing,” he said.
Police thanked the community, and especially the two good Samaritans, for their concern for Sullivan’s safety.
PASADENA >> Police and worried family members have asked the public to keep an eye out for a 76-year-old woman who became lost and went missing in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon.
Constance “Connie” Elizabeth Sullivan was last seen about 2:45 p.m. at a CVS Pharmacy at Sierra Madre Boulevard and San Pasqual Street about 2:45 p.m., Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
“Constance Sullivan telephoned family members and stated she was ‘lost,’” according to the statement. She hasn’t been seen since.
Sullivan was driving a dark blue 2008 Honda Civic with a California license 6CZA307.
She’s described as white, 5 feet tall, 170 pounds, dark red hair, a light complexion and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
PHOTO of Constance “Connie” Elizabeth Sullivan courtesy of the Pasadena Police Department.
ROWLAND HEIGHTS >> Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a 34-year-old Rowland Heights woman who’s been missing for two-and-a-half months.
Chuanshuang “Jona” Yang was last heard from about 8 p.m. on Dec. 28, when she spoke with a friend on the phone, Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement.
She has not been seen or heard from since, Schrader said. “Her family and friends are very concerned and are asking for the public’s assistance.”
Yang is Asian, 5 feet 1 inch tall, 86 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She drives a white, 2014 Toyota Corolla with a California license plate 7GMD392.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
PHOTOS courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
LA MIRADA >> Officials are asking the public’s help in finding a 68-year-old La Mirada woman who suffers from dementia and has been missing since Thursday.
Sun Ja Choi was last seen about noon Thursday at her home in the 13000 block of La Jolla Circle, Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement.
“Ms. Choi suffers from dementia and the family is concerned for her well being,” he said.
She’s described as Asian, 5 feet tall, 90 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing red shirt and blue jeans when she disappeared.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Norwalk station at 562-863-8711, or the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.
PHOTO courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
ARCADIA >> A en elderly Temple City woman who went missing while grocery shopping in Arcadia on Wednesday was found safe and sound on Thursday, polcie said.
Juiyun Hu, 79, disappeared about 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Arcadia Supermarket, 645 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia police Lt. Roy Nakamura said.
She was grocery shopping with her husband and son when she became separated from them, he said. Her family was unable to find her and reported her missing.
A surveillance camera at the store captured video of Hu appearing possibly disoriented as she walked out of the store with a shopping cart.
After reaching out to public to seek, Police in Alhambra found and recognized Hu in their city, Sgt. Tony Juarez. She was unharmed and reunited with her family.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE >> A man found dead inside a vehicle in a La Canada Flintridge late Friday has been identified as a 40-year-old music video director and producer from Los Angeles who disappeared a week ago, officials said Saturday.
The body of Travis Joel Peterson was discovered about 7:25 p.m. Friday inside a car parked in a parking lot of a shopping center along the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt. David Smith said.
He was reported missing by family after vanishing on Dec. 30, Los Angeles police officials said in a written statement.
“Peterson was last seen on December 30, 2016, in the 1500 block of Foothill Boulevard, in the City La Canada Flintridge,” according to the statement. He had reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy a bottle of water. He was not seen or heard from again until his body was discovered.
Peterson’s cause of death was yet to be determined through a autopsy, Smith said.
But investigators did not note any overt signs of foul play at the scene, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Stanley said.
L.A. Weekly described Peterson as the “go-to music video director for L.A.’s indie rock scene,” having worked with artists including Glass Candy, Nite Jewel, Ariel Pink, Nedelle Torrisi, Julia Holter and Seth Bogart.
Once Peterson was found dead in La Canada Flintridge, the LAPD missing person’s case became a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau investigation.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
PHOTO: Travis Joel Peterson, 40, of Los Angeles. (Courtesy, LAPD)
ALHAMBRA >> Police are asking the public’s help in finding developmentally disabled man who went missing in Alhambra on New Years’ Eve.
Albert Aldrete, 50, was last seen about 10 p.m. Saturday in the area of Benito Avenue and Valley Boulevard, Alhambra police official said in a written statement.
He’s described as Latino, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 202 pounds, with short gray hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and a brown shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Alhambra police at 626-570-5151.
AZUSA >> Police asked the public’s help Wednesday in finding a 31-year-old man with mental disabilities who went missing from an Azusa group home on Tuesday.
Devaughn Demetrius Lindsey-Ramos left his group home in the 1000 block of E. Alford Street about 9 p.m. Tuesday and did not return, Azusa police Sgt. Terry Smith said in a written statement.
“Devaughn is currently in need of medication and he left his medication at home,” Smith said. “Devaughn is possibly headed to Pomona.”
He is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and orange shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone who spots Lindsey-Ramos is asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200.
PHOTO courtesy of the Azusa Police Department