Busy week for Oneonta police



This past weekend the Oneonta Police Department worked two missing person cases. The first case involved a 55-yearold female who left in her automobile late Sunday afternoon to take the dog for a ride.

Her mother became concerned when she did not return after three hours and the lady did not answer her cell phone. After OPD made numerous attempts to reach the missing lady by phone, she answered and was located safely. No foul play is suspected.

On Sunday night, a second missing person case involving an elderly man who has Alzheimer’s and is a severe diabetic was reported. He was believed to have wandered from his home sometime after going to bed around 9 p.m.

OPD and other agencies worked throughout the night in an attempt to locate this gentleman. At approximately 6 a.m. Monday morning, the gentleman was found lying soaking wet in a driveway on Park Avenue. He was reunited with his family.

Over the weekend, OPD also worked cases involving a stolen vehicle that was recovered without incident, a stolen tag that was located in Tarrant City and several miscellaneous thefts at local residences.

The theft of an iPhone at the Marathon Station continues to be investigated. A video of the theft has been obtained, however, police need help in identifying the suspect.

A screenshot from the video is shown. If you can identify or have any information regarding this person, please contact OPD Investigator Jimmy Baldwin at 625-4351.