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K9 Helps Locate Critical Missing Person

Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a critical missing subject on Saturday, March 8, 2014; at approximately 5:16 p.m. The reported missing person was a 47 year male adult from Apple Valley with numerous medical issues.

The male walked away from his residence near Macaulay Street and Pawnee Road in Apple Valley at approximately 2:00 p.m., his caretaker reported him missing approximately 3 hours later, according to a release.

The Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an extensive area search by ground and used air support from 40 King.  At approximately 6:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s K9 Unit was called as an additional resource. The K9 dog “Dare” was deployed at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The dog was able to locate the missing subject within the first 20 minutes of deployment.  

The missing person was on a dirt trail, approximately 100 yards from his residence and was found to be in good condition and did not need any medical treatment.

source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release

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