Update: The Riverhead man reported missing yesterday has been found in good health in Terryville early Wednesday, Riverhead police said.
Deavon Russell approached a Suffolk County 6th Precinct police officer after he had learned that he was reported missing. Mr. Russell told the officer that he was OK, police said. (more…)
Caleb Hodges, 71, was last seen at his Ridge Rest Home residence about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
UPDATE: An elderly Ridge man who went missing Wednesday afternoon was located Friday night unharmed, Suffolk County Police said. No further details were given as to the man’s location.
ORIGINAL STORY: Suffolk County Police are looking for an elderly Ridge man who went missing Wednesday afternoon.
County police issued a Silver Alert about 1 a.m. Thursday for Caleb Hodges, 71, who has schizophrenia and early stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Mr. Hodges is described as black, 6-foot-1 and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair, is unshaven, has no teeth and was wearing black army boots, police said.
He was last seen at his resident at Ridge Rest Home about 3 p.m. Wednesday, when he boarded a bus traveling to a program at the Peconic Bay Medical Center.
He never returned to the rest home in Ridge.
In the past, he has been known to travel to Greenport to visit friends, police said.
Anyone with information about Caleb Hodges is requested to contact detectives at (631) 852-8752 or call (631) 852-2677.
Silver Alert is a new program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.