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UPDATE: Missing 82-year-old Apple Valley man found safe

UPDATE: Charles Stover has been located safe and has been returned to his home.

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating critical missing person Charles Stover, 82, a resident of Apple Valley.

Deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Ivanpah Road to investigate a missing person report at about 3:46 am on New Years Day 2020.

During the investigation, deputies learned Charles Stover left the residence between 12:00 a.m and 3:00 a.m, in a white 2002 Toyota Tacoma, bearing California license plate 6Y92744.

Sheriff’s officials said Charles suffers from dementia and recently moved to the Victor Valley area.

Charles is described as a white male adult, 5’11, 160 with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt and possibly wearing a light blue jacket.

Authorities also said Charles may be driving to Granada Hills in the Toyota Tacoma but his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Gustavo Garcia of the Apple Valley Station (760) 240-7400.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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