AZUSA — A 19-year-old Azusa Pacific University freshman who’s been missing since Friday was found Wednesday evening at a motel where he had checked in, authorities said.
Christian Lee Hazel was found unharmed and in good health about 6:30 p.m. at an Azusa motel, Azusa police Sgt. Xavier Torres said. Police declined to say exactly what motel or described the circumstances of Hazel’s disappearance late Wednesday.
Hazel was taken to the home of a relative, where police interviewed him, the sergeant said.
He was believed to be missing of his own accord, and was not believed to be the victim of a crime, he added.
Hazel was supposed to move out of the dormitories at APU Friday and contact his grandfather to pick him up, said his mother, Joanne Fox.
His belongings were found in his dorm room and there were no signs of his credit card being used, his brother, Jesse Feldman said.
His cell phone was found plugged into an outlet in his room, his mother added.
Family members became worried about Hazel, who does not drunk or smoke, and was described as a shy, devout Christian. He had never disappeared unexpectedly before.
HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> Authorities and family members reached out to the public Wednesday to help track down a missing 66-year-old Hacienda Heights man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Victor Rubio was last seen Tuesday driving away from his home in the 1700 block of Park Lawn Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. He was driving a gold, 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan with a California license plate number of 5DFY507.
“He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and has not made contact with his family,” according to the sheriff’s department statement. “The family is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Rubio.”
He was described as Latino, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 210 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He has a 4-inch vertical between his neck and shoulder blades, as well as a 12-inch horizontal scar on his stomach.
Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives Velasquez or Abraham of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Missing Persons Detail at 323- 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Crim Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
NORTH SAN GABRIEL — Officials and worried family members sought the public’s help Thursday in finding a missing 61-year-old man with dementia.
Harold Rakowiecki was last seen walking in the 6800 block of Oak Avenue in an unincorporated county area north of San Gabriel about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sgt. Ann Devane of the sheriff’s Temple Station said in a written statement.
Rakowiecki is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair, blue eyes and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a beige shirt and blue shorts.
“Mr. Rakowiecki’s family is concerned because he suffers from dementia,” Devane said. “If you think you have seen or know of Mr. Rakowiecki’s whereabouts, please contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Missing Persons Unit Detective Abraham at 323-890-5500.”
PHOTO courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
PICO RIVERA — Authorities asked the public’s help Wednesday in tracking down a missing 17-year-old boy who ran away two weeks ago.
Tyler James Wilson of Pico Rivera was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Northgate Market, 9101 Telegraph Road in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. He has a medical condition for which he requires medication.
He was with his mother at the market when he ran away, officials said.
“Missing person Wilson became upset and walked away from the location, southbound and out of view,” according to the statement. “He has not been seen or heard from since that time.”
While Wilson has run away in the past, he has never gone missing for this length of time, authorities added.
He’s described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on his left arm, and was last seen wearing black jeans, a light blue T-shirt with a “Texas” logo in American flag style and black converse shoes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421.
PHOTO of Tyler James Wilson courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
MOTNEREY PARK — Police are seeking a 42-year-old woman with diminished mental capacity who went missing Saturday in Monterey Park, officials said.
Tracy Carriger, who has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old child, was last seen about 5:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Graylock Avenue, Monterey park police officials said in a written statement. She requires medication, which she does not have with her.
She is white, 5 feet tall and 170 pounds, police said. She was wearing an unknown color dress when she disappeared.
Anyone who spots the missing woman is asked to contact local police or dial 9-1-1 immediately.
PHOTO courtesy of the Monterey Park Police Department
A mentally disabled Monrovia woman who disappeared Saturday in Pasadena was found Sunday afternoon in Irwindale under suspicious circumstances, authorities said.
The woman reported she had been at a party in Altadena, but had no memory of what took place, leading authorities to look into whether she had been victimized while at the party, Irwindale police Sgt. Greg Gomez said.
Detectives from Los Angeles County sheriff’s Altadena Station were sent to meet the woman at a hospital to interview her, officials said.
The 21-year-old woman, who has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child, vanished about 10 a.m. Saturday while visiting family in the 200 block of South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
Authorities asked the public’s help in finding the woman before she turned up about 3 p.m. Sunday the area of Foothill Boulevard and Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale, officials said.
No further details were available.
*UPDATE: The missing person was found safe Thursday night, according to Arcadia police.
ARCADIA — Police asked the public’s help Thursday in finding a missing and possibly suicidal Arcadia woman.
Teruyo Horikawa, 27, was last seen driving her tan, 2005 Hyundai Elantra with a California license plate number of 5LTJ154 within Arcadia about 7:45 a.m., Arcadia police officials said in a written statement.
“Horikawa is bi-polar and possibly suicidal,” according to the police statement.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5123.
EL MONTE — A 68-year-old El Monte woman and her 18-month-old grandson who went missing during their morning walk Sunday morning were found safe in Pasadena Sunday night , authorities said.
Ying Wah Tan Jer and her grandson Bryant Tan were reported missing after going on a walk about 7 a.m. near their home in the 4400 block of La Madera Avenue, El Monte police Detective George Fierro said in a written statement.
Jer had the boy in a backpack carrier when she left their home for their routine walk, he said. They usually walk up and down La Madera Avenue before returning home.
“A few hours later, the parents of (Tan) became concerned that (Jer) and (Tan) had not returned home, so they drove around the neighborhood in an attempt to locate them, however they were not located,” Fierro said. “The parents then called the police to report them missing.”
Jer did not have a cell phone, and she left her wallet and identification at home, police said.
Police officers, detectives and Explorer scouts carried out a search for the missing woman and child, Fierro said.
The woman and child turned up unharmed in Pasadena about 8:30 p.m., however further circumstances of where they were found or how they ended up there were not immediately available.
*UPDATE – The missing person was found safe in Covina Friday afternoon, per Azusa police.
AZUSA — Police asked the public to keep an eye out Friday for a 27-year-old man with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old child who went missing from his home.
Anthony Zavala Jr. was last seen about 9 a.m. Friday at his home in the 300 block of South Jackson Avenue, Azusa police Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said in a written statement.
“According to family, he does not have a history of leaving home or wandering off,” Sutcliffe said.
Zavala is Latino, 5 feet tall, 95 pounds, with brown “crew cut” hair and brown eyes. He walks with a “pigeon-toed” gate and was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and green camouflage pants.
Anyone who spots the missing man was asked to contact Azusa police at 626-812-3200.
PHOTO of Anthony Zavala Jr. courtesy of the Azusa Police Department
EL MONTE — Police asked the public’s help Sunday in tracking down a 76-year-old man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease who went missing last week.
Victor Eusebio Carrera was was last seen about 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Win All EZ Inn, 10024 Valley Blvd., El Monte police officials said in a written statement.
He requires several medications, police added. Carrera was described as Latino, 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to call El Monte police Detective Carlos Molina at 626-258-8643