83-YEAR-OLD GOES MISSING FROM COLUMBUS AVENUE

1544-16 24 Pct Missing 5-31-16 photo of missing

Police are looking for a man named Clarence Wilson, who was last seen on Tuesday at about 3 p.m. from his home on Columbus Avenue near 100th street. Wilson likes to visit Central and Riverside Parks, police said. He wears a bracelet stating that he suffers from dementia.

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing male depicted in the attached photo who was last seen within the confines of the 24th Precinct. The details are as follows:

Missing:
Wilson, Clarence
83-year-old male
826 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen leaving his residence on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1500 hours. The missing is described as being 5’11” tall, 140lbs., thin build brown eyes, black hair and last seen wearing a green hat, blue jeans and a red shirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing female is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. Yachi says:

      missing female???

    2. Carwolfe says:

      The last paragraph refers to “this missing female”; this is an 83-year-old male. Hoping someone spots him and gets him home very soon!

    3. lynn says:

      I have the Ready NYC app on my phone (for traffic, weather, etc.) and I’m shocked at how many ‘silver alerts,’ I get every week. How is it even possible that so many seniors with dementia wander far enough away from their own neighborhoods that they’re not recognized and go unnoticed by everyone?

    4. EricaC says:

      Lynn, I know – it is at least one a week, sometimes much more. It was a little shocked, and then my own mother started suffering health problems. It is hard to get enough people to help take care of a frail elderly person, if you have to work and take care of kids, etc. I am fortunate that my own mother does not have dementia, but it just brought home to me what an incredible struggle it must be to not only have to tend to a person’s needs, but to keep them contained and safe. I feel for these people and their families.

      • Eloise E says:

        perhaps some kind of tracking bracelet or GPS device can be used? If this is more prevalent then most people are aware of , this would be a safety measure that could spare both parties a lot of agony………

      • lynn says:

        I totally agree with you Erica and I’m wondering if these seniors are left on their own for a good part of the day, which would be very unfortunate. My friend’s mother has a home care aide which is paid for by Medicaid so until I started getting the alerts I just assumed everyone had access to this kind of service.

        I really like Eloise’s idea about the tracking bracelets.

        • dannyboy says:

          I just left Riverside Park where I was helping the Police to locate a 96 year old woman. She had been reported missing from the northern precinct. Still missing.

    5. Elizabeth says:

      Is it possible to know where he was found when he went missing previously (August 1 last year)?
      I’ve kept an eye out, particularly in the parks, but it could be helpful to know the specific area where he was found last summer.