SALEM POLICE REQUEST ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT
Posted: January 26th, 2012 6:32 PM
The Salem Police Department would like to request assistance from the public in locating an 84-year old male Alzheimer's patient who wandered away from a doctor's office in northeast Salem on 1-26-12.
Richard "Dick" Ballantyne is suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer's Disease and wandered away from 2441 Grear St NE in Salem at about 3:15 pm on 1-26-12.
Ballantyne is a White male adult, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 175 lbs, grey receding hair, wearing a blue long sleeve button up shirt and blue jeans. He is not carrying any identification.
A Child Is Missing has been activated, and the Marion County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit is also enroute to assist in the search.
Searchers are concerned about Ballantyne's physical condition as well as the fact that temperatures are expected to fall rapidly this evening, and he is not dressed to withstand the cold weather.
Anyone who either sees Ballantyne or has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.
A photo of Ballantyne is attached.
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