Woman in custody after officials find missing 3-year-old Town and Country boy
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOV.com)-- A woman is in custody after an Endangered Person Advisory was issued for a 3-year-old boy who was reported missing Friday night in Town and Country. Donovan Hood, 3, was reunited with his mother after he last seen in a silver Ford F-150 near the 13900 block of Manchester Road around 8:30 p.m., police say. Police said Donovan was with 25-year-old Brittney Sawyer but no one had seen or heard from either since Friday. Police said Sawyer has a history of drug usage. Sawyer was taken into custody Sunday and is being investigated for endangering the welfare of a child.
HAMDEN, CT — A missing Middletown man had a recent encounter with police after entering a home in Hamden during the overnight hours, but wasn’t taken into custody. Peter Recchia, 59, has been missing from Middletown for nearly two weeks but the Silver Alert hadn’t yet been issued when he came into contact with Hamden Police, according to Capt. Ronald Smith.
Police responded to a home on State Street at about 4:15 a.m. on Oct. 3 on the report of an “unwanted person,” according to Smith. A 76-year-old resident told police that she “heard heavy footsteps downstairs” and heard a man talking aloud, Smith said.
Hamden police: 84-year-old woman attacked by raccoon
HAMDEN — Police offered safety tips for residents Tuesday after an 84-year-old woman was bitten by a raccoon on Vantage Road. Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release that officers responded to a home on Vantage Road for a report of animal nuisance at approximately 4 p.m. Monday.“The daughter of the 84 year-old resident contacted police and reported that her mother had been bitten by a raccoon. According to the victim, the raccoon ‘attacked’ her and bit her on the hand, while gardening,” said Smith. “Her daughter intervened and prevented further injuries.
The resident went downstairs and saw the man, later identified as Recchia, sitting at her kitchen table. The resident “convinced” Recchia to leave her home, Smith said. Recchia apparently entered the home through an unlocked door, according to Smith.
Moments later, police found Recchia walking southbound on State Street. The officer determined that Recchia wasn’t a danger to himself or others and was told he could leave, Smith said.
While at the scene, police conducted a computer check and there were no active warrants and Recchia hadn’t yet been reported missing, according to Smith. The Silver Alert was issued for Recchia sometime after 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, Smith said.
Police seek help in locating missing woman
Columbia police are asking for help locating a woman who went missing Wednesday. Mengqi Ji Elledge, 28, was last seen at her home in the 2600 block of Eastwood Drive about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. When her husband woke up Wednesday morning around 5 a.m., she was gone, police said. She was reported missing that evening. Elledge is described as a Chinese female with brown eyes and black shoulder-length hair, typically worn in a bun. She is between 5'1" and 5'3" and has both ears pierced. Anyone with information is asked to dial 9-1-1 or call the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652. ——— ©2019 Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Visit Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. at www.
Smith said the Hamden Police Department Ethics and Integrity Division has launched an internal investigation.
Recchia is described by police as a white male with gray hair, green eyes, glasses and a mustache. He is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
Recchia’s family believes he may have walked from Durham around 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 through to Hamden and continued on to New Haven. He was last seen on State Street in New Haven at 4:56 a.m. on Oct. 3, according to his family.
The family is asking for any Ring doorbell, car video or business video with him walking southbound in New Haven on that morning.
Hamden Police are also asking anyone who may have seen Recchia, to call them at 203-230-4030. Anyone with information is asked to call Middletown Det. Lecasse at Middletown Police 860-638-4134.
The family has also set up a Facebook page to help with the search, visit it.
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