ARCADIA — Police Sunday sought a man who suffers from bipolar disorder and takes medication after he went missing from an assisted living a rehabiliation facility.
Michael Allan Bell, 55, was last seen about 10:30 a.m. at Country Villa Huntington Drive, 400 W. Huntington Drive, according to Arcadia police Lt. Colleen Flores.
“Mr. Bell has cellulitis on his left leg, which is wrapped in gauze dressing,” she said in a written statement. “Although Mr. Bell can walk, he primarily gets around in his wheelchair which is missing from the facility.”
He’s described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 238 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a heavy light brown jacket.
Anyone with information was asked to call Arcadia police at (626) 574-5156.
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Following an extensive search, rescuers Sunday found a hypothermic hiker who spent more than 24 hours stranded in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa, including a night in sub-freezing temperatures, authorities said.
Manny Kim, 28, of Arcadia became separated from two friends shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday during what was supposed to be a day hike in the Bear Creek Trail area of the forest, about a mile west of San Gabriel Canyon Road and just north of the West Fork National Recreation trail, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
After about 26 hours alone in the forest, rescuers found Kim about four miles west of where he was first reported missing, near mile marker 5 of the West Fork trail, Deputy Matt Bodell said.
“He’s hypothermic and we’re going to transport (him) to a local hospital,” Bodell said.
The hiker was conscious and speaking with rescuers, the deputy said. “Everything looks good, we’re just trying to get him to the hospital ASAP.”
Further details regarding Kim’s ordeal in the forest were not available.
Wearing only a light jacket and not carrying and water or light source, Kim was unprepared for the frigid overnight temperatures, which dropped into the 20s during the coldest night of what the National Weather Service described as the coldest Southern California January in six years, officials said.
While hiking with two others, “They became separated and they have not seen him since,” Lt. Andy Berg of the sheriff’s San Dimas Station said as the search was ongoing.
Officials hunted for the missing hiker both on the ground with the aid of a search dog and from the air via helicopters.
Between 30 and 40 personnel including sheriff’s deputies, San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team members, Montrose Search and Rescue Team members and U.S. Forest Service officials took part in the search in the rugged terrain Sunday afternoon.
“We’re lining up people again tomorrow, if we need them,” Capt. Don Slawson said prior to Kim’s rescue.
Update: Search cancelled. Woman has been found safe.
GLENDORA — Police sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding a missing 67-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sylvia Anderson apparently wandered away from her home in the 400 block of East Woodcroft Avenue about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, Glendora police officials said in a written statement.
She was described as black, about 5 feet tall and 145 pounds. She has gray and auburn hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Glendora Police Department at 626-914-8250.
The Glendale Police Department has now issued a bulletin seeking clues in its search for Megan DiPiazza, 33, missing since last Sunday. Here’s what the flier says:
The Glendale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Megan Sue Dipiazza. She was last seen on the evening of November 11, 2012. A note was discovered “saying goodbye to her family.” Megan has a history of depression.
There is no indication of foul play. No suspicious activity has been identified. The Police Department would like to speak with Megan Dipiazza. The family is concerned for her welfare and has been working closely with the Police Department.
Last week a police spokesman said he believed DiPiazza was in the company of “people”. On Monday a second spokesman recanted that statement. Meanwhile, DiPiazza’s friends continue to search for her or her car, a “2013 Gray Toyota Scion.” The car has license plates of 6XJR885, but those plates may not be attached, according to Glendale PD.
WEST COVINA – A missing 21-year-old West Covina woman was found dead in her car which was parked in a residential area Thursday.
Authorities didn’t know how long the sedan had been parked at Calico Drive and Donnabeth Avenue until it was discovered at 12:57 p.m. by relatives of the woman who were looking for her.
The woman was identified by coroner’s officials Friday as Rani Christine Kimes, according to Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter.
Lt. Jerry Pearman said there were no marks on the woman’s body and the cause of death isn’t known yet.
He said nobody in the neighborhood had seen the woman in the car.
The woman was last seen Tuesday morning by her family when she left to get some fresh air, Pearman said.
The missing woman lived near the area where she was found, he added.
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ARCADIA — Arcadia police sought the public’s help in finding a missing woman with a history of psychological problems.
Mattie Pear Williams, 61, was last seen at her Arcadia apartment on Sept. 2, police said in a written statement. She was reported missing from her apparently abandoned apartment Sept. 16.
“Ms. Williams lives alone and hasn’t contacted any family members or friends,” the statement said. “She has a history of psychological issues. Three years ago Ms. Williams was reported missing and was located in Louisiana.”
Williams was described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 155 pounds.
Anyone with information was asked to call Arcadia police at 626-547-5156.
ARCADIA — Sheriff’s officials asked the public’s help Saturday in finding an Arcadia man who went missing Friday while suffering from depression.
Nhin Dau “Calvin” Ho, 38, was last seen about 11:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Eisenhower Avenue in an unincorporated county area southeast of Arcadia, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.
He’s described as Asian, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and black eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue, short-sleeve shirt and gym shorts.
His vehicle is a white, 2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV with a California license plate number of 5JMR533.
Anyone with information was asked to contact authorities immediately.
PHOTOS of Nhin Dau Ho and a 2004 Toyota 4Runner courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
LA HABRA — Police and worried family members asked the public’s help Saturday in locating a 71-year-old with suffering from dementia who went missing Friday.
Eulalaia “Lolly” Ynzunza, 71, was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Friday at her home near Lambert Road and Walnut Street, according to La Habra police and the missing woman’s daughter. A family member came home from work and discovered both she and her small dog, “Rusty,” were missing.
“Ms. Ynzunza has Dementia and gets lost very easily when she is by herself,” police said in a written statement.
She’s described as Latino, about 4 feet 11 inches tall and 130 pounds. She has gray hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, beige shorts and gray and blue shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact La Habra police at 562-905-9750.
EL MONTE — A man who went missing along with his 2-year-old son earlier this week were found safe in El Monte Saturday, police said.
Benito Telan, 30, disappeared along with his son following an argument with the boy’s mother Wednesday, according to El Monte police Detective Jeff Girgle.
He was not believed to be a danger to the child or anyone else, police said, however the mother grew worried after he and the boy failed to return from a bicycle ride.
The worried mother spotted Telan and their son about 3 p.m. Saturday in the area of Valley Boulevard and Mountain View Road, Lt. David Vautrin said. Officers met him inside a nearby Walgreens store.
The man told officers he was on his way home after spending a few nights at a motel with his son, Vautrin said.
The mother and son were reunited, and no crime was suspected, police added.
SOUTH WHITTIER — Police Thursday asked the public’s help in tracking down a missing 70-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Donald Doyle was last seen Monday at his home in the 13000 block of South Crewe Street, in the unincorporated county area of South Whittier, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
He’s described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 209 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, officials said. He’s missing most of his death.
It was not known what clothing he was last wearing, however Doyle usually wears a baseball cap, investigators said.
Anyone who sees Doyle is asked to contact their local police agency immediately, or detectives Carns or Abraham at the the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.
PHOTO of Donald Doyle courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department