Police use drone to find a missing woman in Orange

Officials in Orange turned to a drone when a woman went missing on Monday, May 25.

Family members told police the elderly woman left with her dog on early Monday morning and had not been seen in three hours, according to the Orange Police Department’s Facebook page.

Happy to report her and her dog are recovering well. pic.twitter.com/0n3JCAHY1j

— Orange Police Department (California) (@CityOfOrangePD) May 25, 2020

Officers responded to a call at 11:42 a.m. to the area of 5100 East Henley Pl. and shortly called in a drone operator to check the hillside of Via Escola near Weston Street, officials said.

During the search, officers located the woman lying on the ground, concealed within large brush, Her dog was by her side.

The Orange City Fire Department transported the woman to a nearby hospital for evaluation, officials said.

“We are happy to report the missing person and her dog are recovering and are in good condition,” officials with the Orange Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “Great teamwork by everyone involved.”

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Police seek help finding Santa Ana man last seen Jan. 23

SANTA ANA — Santa Ana police asked for the public’s help Tuesday in their search for a 33-year-old man who was last seen Jan. 23.

Ivan Moreno, who resides in Santa Ana, was last seen about 1 p.m. just before going to work at a Pitfire Pizza restaurant in Los Angeles, according to police.

 

Moreno is known to often travel on Metrolink trains and use ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft, police said.

Moreno’s cell phone is turned off and investigators have seen no banking activity on his accounts since the day he was last seen. No one has heard from him since he left for work.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective. A. Garcia at agarcia3@santa-ana.org

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Update: Girl who had been reported missing in Irvine is found and is safe

IRVINE — A 13-year-old girl went missing Tuesday night in Irvine, but was later located and was safe with family, Irvine police said.

 

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Girl, 13, reported missing in Irvine

IRVINE — A 13-year-old girl went missing Tuesday night in Irvine.

IPD is looking for 13 year old LETOFIA AVAU. She was last seen in the area of McGaw and Derian in the city of Irvine. She is wearing a maroon hoodie, yellow shirt and blue jeans. if you have any information please call IPD at 949-724-7000 pic.twitter.com/480ENg2gBS

— IPD (@IrvinePolice) January 9, 2019

Letofia Avau was last seen about 7:30 p.m. in the area of McGaw and Derian avenues, according to the Irvine Police Department.

Letofia is Pacific Islander, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, police said. She was last seen wearing a maroon hoodie, yellow shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was asked to call the Irvine Police Department at (949) 724-7000.

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Police seek help finding man who went missing in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA — Police asked for public help Sunday to find a 67-year-old man with cognitive and memory problems who went missing in Costa Mesa.

Douglas Kenyon last was seen on Saturday, according to Costa Mesa police. Kenyon’s vehicle was spotted in the area of the San Diego (405) freeway and State route 133.

We are actively searching for a male adult with memory issues who went missing yesterday, for more info and photo,
https://t.co/v5uzWno7JB

— Costa Mesa Police (@CostaMesaPD) December 3, 2018

Kenyon is white. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has blue eyes, gray hair and a gray beard.

He last was seen wearing gray sweatpants, a gray jacket and white, orange and blue beanie that says Hoag Hospital on it, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts was asked to call Costa Mesa police at (714) 754-5252.

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Norwalk man missing after leaving residential care facility

NORWALK — A wheelchair-bound 80-year-old man went missing Monday from a residential care facility in Norwalk.

Oscar Aragon was last seen about 8 a.m. in the 13200 block of Studebaker Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Oscar Aragon, 80, went missing after leaving a residential care facility in Norwalk. (Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Aragon is Hispanic, 5 feet 11 inches tall, about 205 pounds with short black-and-gray hair brown eyes, an unshaven face and a scar on his forehead. He was wearing a black baseball cap and dark clothing when last seen.

Aragon’s wheelchair has the letters “VEHC” in white on the back.

Anyone with information regarding Aragon’s whereabouts was urged to call (323) 890-5500 to speak with Detective Tamar Abraham or Sgt. Sandra Nava at (323) 890-5500.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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Elderly La Mirada man with dementia missing since Wednesday; car last seen in Compton, Torrance

Authorities reached out to the the public Sunday for help in finding an 86-year-old La Mirada man with dementia who’s been missing for four days.

Carlos Holguin was last seen about 2 p.m. Wednesday as he left his home in the 11600 block of Toerge Drive in La Mirada, according to Deputy Wally Bracks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

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Carlos Holguin, 86, of La Mirada, went missing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

His car was last spotted Thursday in Torrance and Compton.

“Mr. Holguin suffers from dementia and his family is very concerned for his well-being,” Bracks said in a written statement. “They are also asking the public’s assistance in locating him.”

Holguin is Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds. He’s balding with gray hair, has brown eyes and wears glasses, officials said.

His car is a white, 1999 Mercury Marquis with California license plate 4FHL092.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Abraham or Sgt. Nava of the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.

Carlos Holguin, 86, of La Mirada, went missing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2017. His car, a white, 1999 Mercury Marquis with California license plate 4FHL092 was last spotted in Torrance and Compton the following day. (Courtesy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
Carlos Holguin, 86, of La Mirada, went missing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. His car, a white, 1999 Mercury Marquis with California license plate 4FHL092 was last spotted in Torrance and Compton the following day. (Courtesy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

 

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Police ask for help finding missing 12-year-old boy last seen at Irvine hospital

IRVINE — Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a 12-year-old boy who was last seen leaving Kaiser Hospital on Friday morning.

Michael Edward Roman of Oceanside left the hospital at 6640 Alton Parkway, about 10:30 a.m., police said.

He was last seen wearing a red Angels T-shirt and black shorts.

Anybody with information is asked to call 949-724-7200.

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