For Immediate Release: 11/6/2017 3:51 pm
Worcester, MA (November 6, 2017) - On November 4, 2017, Worcester Police received notification that Shrewsbury Police were looking for a 70-year-old male that had wondered out of his home. The male was last seen at approximately 5:00 PM. The male resides just over the Worcester Line, near Lake Quinsigamond. The male was described as 5”10”, tall, approximately 180 pounds, wearing jeans, a flannel shirt and a vest. The missing man suffers from dementia.
All Worcester Police officers were informed of the missing man via computer email. Photographs of the missing man were distributed throughout the department.
On Sunday, at approximately 7:30 PM, police received reports of a possible sighting on Franklin Street near Plantation Street. Several officers responded to that area which eventually produced negative results.
On Monday, November 6, 2017, at approximately 11:00 AM, A Worcester Police Sergeant was on patrol in the Union Street area. At this time the Sergeant observed a male walking on Union Street that fit the description of the missing man. At first glance the man looked like a construction worker because of what he was wearing. The man was also wearing a measuring tape that was fastened to his belt.
At this time the Sergeant exited his cruiser and spoke with the male. The male provided his name which was that of the missing man. The male spoke with the officer and appeared to be in good condition. As a precautionary measure the male was transported to a nearby hospital for observation.