Pasadena police seek missing developmentally disabled senior

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PASADENA >> Police issued a Silver Alert Thursday as they sought a developmentally disabled 66-year-old man went missing in Pasadena.
Albert Rojas was believed to have wandered off about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from the assisted living home where he lives in the 1600 block of N. Robles Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
Rojas has a mental capacity similar to that of a 13-year-old child, the lieutenant said.
He is familiar with the area, police added.
Rojas is 5 feet tall, 145 pounds, with black hair and black eyes, Goodman said. He was last seen wearing a beige jacket, beige pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pasadena police at 626-744-4241.

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Montebello police seeking missing woman

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MONTEBELLO >> Police asked the public’s help Friday in finding a woman with psychiatric problems who’s been missing since last weekend.
Melissa Lyne Rodarte, 25, left her home in Montebello about 8 a.m. Nov. 14 to go for a jog, Montebello police officials said in a written statement.
She sent her father a text message in the afternoon, from an unknown phone, stating that she was at a friend’s house in Bell Gardens, police said. She texted her father later that night, and again Sunday morning, telling him her friend’s car was still not working. She hasn’t been heard from since.
“It’s not unusual for Melissa to leave home and return days later. However, she always texts her father to let him know where she is,” according to the police statement. “Melissa has been diagnosed with (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and psychosis. She hasn’t taken her medication for over a month.”
Rodarte was last seen wearing gray shorts and dark-colored top. She is Latina, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Montebello police at 323-887-1313.

PHOTO of Melissa Lyne Rodarte courtesy of the Montebello Police Department.

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Montebello police seek missing, at-risk girl

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MONTEBELLO >> Police asked the public’s help in finding a distraught, at-risk teenager who disappeared after school Wednesday.
Desly Flores, 16, was last seen about 2:45 p.m. as she walked away from the Community Day School, 478 Bradshawe Street, Montebello police officials said in a written statement.
Flores was described as “upset and crying,” police said.
She is diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but refuses to take her prescribed medication,” according to the police statement. “Desly is also diabetic and takes medication twice a day. Desly also has a history of self-harming behaviors and is a habitual runaway.”
She is described as Latina, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds, with green hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Montebello police at 323-887-1313.

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Missing Pasadena man found in San Ysidro

PASADENA >> A man with Alzheimer’s disease who was reported missing in Pasadena Friday turned up safe in San Ysidro Sunday morning, police said.
Jorge Correa, 78, of Pasadena was reported missing Friday afternoon after driving away from his home and failing to return, Pasadena police officials said.
Police reached out to the public for help before Correa was found in San Ysidro early Sunday, police said. He was reunited with his family.

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Pasadena police seek missing man with Alzheimer’s disease

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PASADENA >> Police have asked the public’s help in finding a 78-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who went missing in Pasadena Friday.
Jorge Correa was last seen about 6:15 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of N. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement. He was driving a blue, 2006 Honda Pilot with a California license plate of 5VVP758.
Correa is Latino, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 170 pounds. He is balding with gray hair on the sides and clean-shaven. He was last seen wearing a short-sleeve, button-down “guayabera”-style shirt, khaki pants, a black baseball cap with a Virgin Mary insignia on it and numerous rings and gold chains.
He suffers from “moderate” Alzheimer’s disease, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pasadena police at 626-744-4241.

PHOTO of Jorge Correa courtesy of the Pasadena Police Department.

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UPDATED: Missing Azusa man found safe in Arizona

AZUSA >> A 64-year-old Azusa man who went missing Saturday was found safe Sunday in Arizona, police said.
Thomas Landes, 64, was last seen about noon at his Azusa home, Azusa police Sgt. Bruce Badoni said in a written statement.
Family members reported him missing about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, the sergeant said.
“They reported that Mr. Landes has been suffering from a serious ongoing medical condition for which he takes medication,” Badoni said. “At about 12 noon, he left his residence unexpectedly, leaving behind a note indicating that he was upset over his medical condition. He has not been seen since that time.”
But the missing man was found safe Sunday afternoon at the home of a friend in Arizona, Azusa police Sgt. Rick Hayden said.

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Schizophrenic woman who went missing in Arcadia found safe in San Bernardino County

ARCADIA >> A Pasadena woman suffering from schizophrenia who went missing in Arcadia Thursday turned up safe Sunday morning, officials said.
Linda Lee, 61, was found in San Bernardino County, Arcadia police Sgt. John Bonomo said. Further details regarding her discovery or how she ended up in San Bernardino County, were not available.
Loved ones reported the Pasadena resident missing Friday after she vanished during a visit to family in Arcadia on Thursday, police said.

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Schizophrenic Pasadena woman goes missing in Arcadia

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ARCADIA >> A Pasadena woman suffering from schizophrenia went missing Thursday while visiting family in Arcadia, police said.
Linda Lee, 61, was last seen about 4 p.m. Thursday at the home of a relative in the 1100 block of South Second Avenue, Arcadia police Sgt. Kollin Cieadlo said.
“At that time she left the home and has not been seen or heard from since,” he said.
“Linda has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and is required to take daily medication,” he said.
The woman, who lives at an assisted living facility in Pasadena, has never gone missing before, Cieadlo said.
Worried family members reported her missing to police when she still hadn’t turned up Friday, he said.
She’s described as Chinese, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and shorts of an unknown color.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5151.

PHOTO of Linda Lee courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department.

 

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Missing Arcadia woman found in Pasadena

PASADENA >> An Arcadia woman who went missing in Los Angeles Friday was found in Pasadena Sunday morning, authorities said.
Barbara Jean Joseph, 44, disappeared after leaving a Los Angeles substance abuse treatment center to attend a family funeral, according to Arcadia police Sgt. Dan Crowther. The woman has a history of psychological issues, prompting loved ones to report her missing.
Police in Pasadena found Joseph about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
Officers responding to a report of a woman lying on the ground found Joseph, who appeared intoxicated but unharmed, the lieutenant said. She was taken to a hospital for examination, and it was soon determined she had been reported missing.

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Arcadia police seek missing woman

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ARCADIA >> Authorities are seeking woman suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who went missing from an Arcadia hospital Friday.
Julielena Bocanegra, 23, was waiting to be treated for jaw pain at the Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive, but left the hospital before being seen by a physician, Arcadia police Lt. Colleen Flores said in a written statement.
“Julielena has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but does not take medication,” she said.
She’s described as 5 feet 1 inch tall, 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and a black skirt and carrying a black backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Arcadia police at 626-574-5156.

PHOTO courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department.

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