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November 8, 2013
UPDATE: Police report missing Elk Grove man found safe

Donald Dolbee.jpgElk Grove police report that a 74-year-old man who went missing Thursday has been found and is safe.

Donald Dolbee (pictured), who suffers from dementia, had last been seen about noon Thursday at Elk Grove Boulevard and Bruceville Road, near a Carl's Jr. restaurant. He got out of a vehicle that his wife was driving and walked away, according to a Police Department news release. He was reported missing today after he failed to return home.

Police said Dolbee suffers from medical conditions requiring medication.

November 6, 2013
Statewide Amber Alert issued for kidnapped 1-month-old Sunnyvale boy

A statewide Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday morning for a missing 1-month-old boy who was kidnapped from his Sunnyvale home by his father.

The boy, Henry Guler-Romero, was taken at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday. He is described as Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. It was not known what he was wearing at the time of the abduction.

Authorities are looking for his father, Mesut Guler, 22, who may be driving a 2004 tan GMC Envoy, with the California license plate 6HIL892. The vehicle has a large American eagle design on the rear window.

The father is described as a Turkish man, who is 6-feet tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has seen the two or the vehicle, call Sunnyvale police at (408) 730-7110, or 9-1-1.

November 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has Roseville woman who went missing in May been found?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Was Susan Jacobson, the Roseville woman who went missing this past May, ever found?.
Submitted by: HFish, Sacramento

ANSWER: Susan Jacboson has not been found.

October 16, 2013
Update: Missing Rancho Cordova man returns home safely

The Rancho Cordova man who was missing after he failed to return home from a camping trip has been found safe.

Douglas Reeves told his wife he was going to the Plumas National Forest or the Lake Tahoe National Forest to camp and hike, according to the Police Department. He was expected home Oct. 10, but had not been seen or heard from since he left his home.

However, he returned home Wednesday night, according to Rancho cordova police.

October 6, 2013
Update: Missing at-risk Citrus Heights man has been found

A 67-year-old man earlier reported missing has been found, the Citrus Heights Police Department reports.


James Taylor (pictured) was found at 7:30 a.m. today and is in good health, officials said. He had last been seen at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his home on Sylvan Road in Citrus Heights.

Officials said he was considered an at-risk adult because he is non-verbal due to a mental disorder.

October 4, 2013
Mom suspected of taking son from guardian booked in Sacramento jail

Tina Massey.jpgAvery SPEARS.jpgA mother suspected of forcibly taking her 4-year-old son from his guardian's home has turned herself in.

Tiffany S. Massey, 23, turned herself into detectives and was booked into Sacramento County Jail early today on suspicion of burglary, concealing a minor and assault.

Sacramento County sheriff's officials said Avery Spears Jr. (right photos) was located in Southern California in the company of another family member.

The boy had been last seen at his guardian's residence on Wednesday in the 4000 block of South Watt Avenue, when Massey (left photo), entered the home and took her son, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Massey was seen fleeing with the child in a silver two-door vehicle.

October 2, 2013
Man reported missing in Rancho Cordova has been found

SHORTT.jpgAn 80-year-old man in early stage dementia, who was reported missing by Rancho Cordova police, has been found.

Richard Sydney Shortt (pictured) had last been seen Tuesday night at the Mather-Mills light rail station as he got off a train to go to his residence on nearby La Loma Drive.
Police reported this morning that he had been found and returned home.

October 1, 2013
Reward offered in effort to locate man missing since June in Yuba County

Pharis.jpgThe father of a man reported missing in Yuba County in June is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the location of his son.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office announced the reward in the case of 21-year-old Samuel Pharis (pictured), who has been missing since June 13. His abandoned vehicle was located June 16 in the river bottom area along the Feather River in Yuba County. The vehicle was locked and the keys were not with the vehicle, but Pharis' cell phone and other valuables were discovered inside the car, according to the Sheriff's Office. The investigation -- including searches by air, on foot, on all-terrain vehicles, on horseback, by boat and personal watercraft, and using trained search dogs -- has failed to turn up leads regarding Pharis' whereabouts.

Pharis' father is offering the reward for information that results in location of Samuel Pharis.

September 23, 2013
Missing Roseville woman found dead in Rocklin


A 53-year-old Roseville woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in Rocklin Monday morning.

Cynthia Figuroa (pictured) was found in her car, which was parked near a business, according to Dee Dee Gunther, spokeswoman for Roseville police.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office's coroner's division will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death. According to Rocklin police, there were no obvious signs of foul play. It was not known Monday who had found her or why she was in Rocklin.

Last week, Roseville police had asked for the public's help in locating Figueroa, who had apparently left her Highland Park home in north Roseville sometime in the afternoon of Sept. 18.

The family said it was unusual for her to not stay in contact with them, and noted that she had been extremely despondent recently.

Her vehicle, a silver 2005 Volvo S four-door sedan, with the California license plate 5LCE011, was also reported missing at the time of her disappearance.

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