HOPATCONG, NJ – 11/05/2014 – Sgt. O’Shea, Ptl Sadowski and I responded to Chincopee Ave for a report of a missing elderly female. Upon arrival I spoke to the complainant who explained how his 79 year old mother suffered from Dementia and Alzheimer. She lives in the house by herself. She has a home care nurse at the house three times a week and he checks on her several times a week. Today, he went to the house after work and his mother was gone. After speaking to the nurse who was at the house earlier today, it appeared his mother has been missing for about two hours. This was not the first time his mother was reported missing.
While obtaining the mother’s information, Ptl. Sadowski located the mother walking down the street from the house. She stated she was walking to the bridge so she can go to the water and get a drink. She was returned to her son. He advised us he was in the process of finding her a senior citizen home.
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Report changed by Lt. Kmetz for press release