COLONIE, N.Y. -- Police have located an elderly woman who went missing Sunday morning.

Officers in Colonie say they have found the 76-year-old African American woman. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Source: YNN (Capital Region)


 
 
CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. -- State police are searching for a missing Cape Vincent teenager. Bridget Swartz, 17, was supposed to take a Greyhound bus from Batavia to Watertown Wednesday, but police believe that Swartz never switched buses in Syracuse. They say Swartz could now be in either the Syracuse area or Watertown after possibly receiving a ride.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Alexandria Bay at (315) 482-5011 or in Watertown at (315) 782-2112.

Source: YNN (Central NY)


 
 
The 12-year-old Boy Scout was scared but he still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he also covered himself in dirt to stay warm.

Jared Ropelato's lean-to — a crude structure the Boy Scout manual advises Scouts to build if they become lost — kept him warm enough so he could sleep after the overnight low in Ashley National Forest dipped to 31 degrees in the area, said Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Peterson.

The boy was wearing only jeans and a shirt, and had no food or water, when he went missing around noon Friday. He had gotten lost while making his way by himself back to camp from a nearby lake, walking a total of eight or nine miles before searchers on ATVs found him Saturday morning some four miles from where he started, Peterson said.

"He did everything right last night," his mother, Dawn, said. "We said he was smart, and he's smart."

Peterson also praised the boy, saying that building the lean-to was "good thinking" and it saved him from the elements. He told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that he had learned to build the structure last year at Scout camp.

"We're just so glad that this story has a happy ending," Peterson told The Associated Press.

Jared's mother told the Deseret News that her son's biggest scare came when he encountered a bull moose. He got cold during the night, but not too cold. He fell in a river Saturday morning, "but he's still dirty," she said.

Jared resumed walking Saturday morning before he was found at 8:40 a.m. in good health, ending a search effort that included about 200 people.

"There were a lot of tears not only from family members, but from searchers as well," Peterson said. "Up to that point, Jared had been missing for 20 hours and 40 minutes."

Nicole Ropelato of Roy, a third cousin of Jared's, said the family was thankful for searchers and that the boy remembered the instruction about lean-tos.

"At such a young age to be calm enough to think like that is something," she said. "That's incredible what he did. We're just elated that he was found in good condition. We were worried for him and very scared."

The boy earlier had been advised by a Scoutmaster to walk with another Scout from the lake back to camp, Peterson said. The Scoutmaster gave him the advice after finding him going in the wrong direction while returning to camp.

"He never got a buddy before heading back to camp," Peterson said.

Asked if he would still go camping after his overnight ordeal, Jared simply said "yeah."

Source: AP


 
 
ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- State Police are reaching out to the public in Central New York to try to find a missing Ohio man.Troopers are looking for Larry Fults, 32, of Madison, Ohio. Fults is believed to be in the Lafayette area and was last seen Monday night on Route 11 south of the high school.

He was spotted wearing white v-neck t-shirt with tan shorts and no shoes. He is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 160 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes.

Fults' vehicle was found Sunday abandoned along the New York State Thruway near the State Fairgrounds. Anyone who spots him is asked to call 911.

Source: YNN (Central NY)


 
 
CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. -- A 64-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday morning has been found alive.

State Police in Clifton Park said Dale Gleason was located in Chestertown.

She was last seen Sunday morning at a summer camp near Friend's Lake in Warren County.

Gleason is being evaluated by medical personnel.

Source: YNN (Capital Region)



 
 
NORTH COUNTRY, N.Y. -- State police are looking for a 64-year-old woman who they say has been missing for a day now.Dale Gleason of Clifton Park was last seen Sunday morning at a summer camp near Friend's Lake in Chestertown. Gleason was recently under medical care.

She may have been driving a 2011 gray or silver Acura RDX with a FFM-7477 New York license plate. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dale Gleason, is asked to call the State Police.

Source: YNN (Capital Region)
 
 
NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — Four people boating on the Niagara River were rescued by the Coast Guard on Thursday. Three of them jumped into the river when smoke began rising from their boat.Police said the incident happened on the river between the Yacht Club and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The boaters told the Coast Guard they jumped off the boat because they were afraid it was going to burst into flames. Someone who saw them jump off the boat called 911, and the Coast Guard responded.

The boat was only about a thousand yards from the Coast Guard's Niagara Station, so rescue members got to the swimmers quickly.

The three women were pulled from the water, and along with the one man still on the boat, were taken to shore.

The boat, it turns out, was not on fire, so it was towed to a boat ramp.

Source: YNN (Buffalo)


 
 
SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Saratoga County Sheriff's office has located a missing man.

Arron Ginnings, 22, of Rock City, was missing Friday afternoon, but was located in Milton.

State Forest Rangers and Rock City Firefighters help in the search.

Ginnings was taken to Saratoga Hospital for evaluation. No other information was available.

Source: YNN (Capital Region)


 
 
A teen earlier reported missing has been found.State Police located Bobbi R. Smith, 15, about 7 p.m. today near the fire house in the village of Naples, Ontario County.

The teen had last been seen in Hopewell about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

State Police earlier had said she may be in the company of a 40-year-old man. That man also was located and was taken in for questioning.

The investigation is continuing, State Police said, and charges are pending against the man.

Source: D&C (Rochester)
 
 
CLAY, N.Y. -- A teen missing from the Town of Clay has been found safe.

Jeramyah Baxtron, 13, was initially reported missing Wednesday night. Deputies say he was found with a friend around four Thursday afternoon after the Sheriff's Office received information that he was in the East Syracuse area.


Source: YNN (Central NY)