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Mass. boys were separated from scout group

DUBLIN, N.H. — Conservation officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department helped locate two lost hikers on Mt. Monadnock in Dublin, N.H. Saturday.

Officials said a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, both from Massachusetts, were separated from their scout group while descending the summit around 3:30 p.m. Once they realized they were lost, the boys used a cellphone to call 911.

Officers obtained GPS coordinates from the call and responded. However, one of the boys’ fathers – who was also a group chaperone – located them on the Pumpelly Trail around 7:15 p.m.

Officials said the boys were not injured.

Patricia Girardi found safe

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Police were searching for a Rhode Island woman who was reported missing after she left Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Patricia Girardi, 46, of North Kingstown, left Logan at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said she was driving a black 2010 Cadillac CTS with New York plate FAC-6796.

Police said a cellphone track placed on her phone placed her near Hartford, Conn.

Girardi was found Friday in Connecticut, in good health, police said.

Adam Haley last seen one week ago

DUDLEY, Mass. — Dudley police said a 15-year-old boy reported missing has been found safe in Florida.

Adam Haley was last seen by his parents on Feb. 18., and the latest phone contact with him was via text message one day later, police said.

Police said there were various reports that he may have been in the area, or may have headed to an unknown location in Florida, North Carolina or Connecticut.

According to police, Haley was located in Live Oak, Fla., Monday evening.

Teens reported missing Thursday

Revere Police

REVERE, Mass. — Police in Revere said two teenagers reported missing Thursday have been found safe.

Michael McGrath, 13, was last seen around 11 p.m. Thursday and police said he may have been in the company of Winthrop teenager Abigail Mazza.

Mazza was also reported missing, police said.

Peabody police said both teens were found safe Friday, but did not give any other details on their whereabouts while they were missing.

3-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy abducted from residence 

LANCASTER CITY, Penn. —Two young Pennsylvania children who were abducted at gunpoint triggering a multistate Amber Alert have been found safe, according to reports.

The children, Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and John Ahorrio, 4, were found near Philadelphia with their mother’s ex-boyfriend, Eddie Ahorrio Jr., 23, and his father Eddie Ahorrio S., 47. Both men are in police custody.

The children were abducted from a residence on Almanac Avenue in Lancaster City at gunpoint Thursday.

Police say the younger Ahorrio was angry after the children’s mother broke up with him last week and had threatened to take the kids before.

Authorities said the car that they drove off in is a black 1994 Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate: JJG 8170.

Initially it was believed that the car may have been headed toward Worcester, but a 6:54 a.m. Amber Alert update stated, “It is believed they are traveling back into Pennsylvania from New Jersey.”

The group was found at about 7:30 a.m. near Philadelphia.

The mother was being interviewed by police.

Amber Grenier found in Manchester

HOOKSETT, N.H. — A 13-year-old Hooksett girl was found safe Wednesday night in Manchester and returned to her family, police said.

Amber Grenier’s family told police they had not seen her since she was dropped off at the Mall of New Hampshire on Saturday.

She last called her father, Michael, around 1 p.m. Sunday and told him she was with a friend’s family.


Girl found safe in N.C., Amber Alert canceled - Mother in custody

Massachusetts State Police

FITCHBURG, Mass. —  An Amber Alert for a missing Fitchburg girl has been canceled after the girl was found safe in Shelby, N.C., Massachusetts Police said.

The alert was issued Friday night after the abduction of the 6-year-old girl from Fitchburg, Massachusetts State Police said.

The child, Alize Whipple, is described as a black female approximately 3 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 45 pounds with dark hair.

Alize is believed to have been abducted by her non-custodial mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, from Normandy Street in Fitchburg, police said.

Wilson is in custody, State Police said.

Photos: Massachusetts Missing Children

Police in Kittery, Maine said Saturday that after the Amber Alert was issued, they received two unconfirmed tips from people who said they saw the mother and daughter in town on Thursday and Friday. One tip said they were at a gas station, the other at a restaurant, Police Chief Theodor Short said.

Kittery police have relayed the info to Fitchburg police, distributed flyers along Route 1 of the missing pair and have extra officers on the lookout, Short said.

Authorities located the car they believed Wilson was operating — a blue 1996 Buick Century with South Carolina plates JJT687 — in Leominster, Mass., but have not located Wilson or Alize.

The car, located in a strip mall, was searched for several hours overnight before being towed.

Debbie Jackson, the girl’s aunt, told NewsCenter 5 she doubted Wilson would hurt Alize, but made a plea for her return home.

“Come on home, we are worried,” she said.

Alize was last seen wearing a pink top, pink petite pants and pink sparkly shoes.

She was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 978-345-4355.

Jacoby is the son of a Boston Globe columnist.

Posted by Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor)
Caleb Jacoby (Credit: Brookline Police)
Caleb Jacoby (Credit: Brookline Police)

Caleb Jacoby, a 16-year-old Brookline student who went missing on Jan. 6, has been found safe, according to Brookline Police.

Jacoby, the son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, was located in New York City, according tot WBZ-TV.

Over the past several days, Brookline Police worked with other agencies on information indicating Jacoby could have travelled to Times Square, according to Brookline Police.  At around 9 p.m., New York City Police informed Brookline Police they had located Jacoby.

Jeff Jacoby, writing on his Facebook page, thanked the public for their efforts.

“Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people. All we can think of at the moment is how wonderful it will be to see Caleb again and shower him with love,” Jacoby wrote.

Thomas Woods not returned after father’s visit

thomas and michael woods

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. —An Amber Alert that been issued for a missing 21-month old boy from North Brookfield was quickly canceled Tuesday night after the boy and his father were found in Connecticut.

Thomas Woods had been reported missing after being picked up by his father, Ryan Woods, for a scheduled visit Monday and not returned as required, Massachusetts State Police said.

When the boy had not been returned late Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Ryan Woods, and the Amber Alert issued.

Photos: Massachusetts missing children

About an hour later, the boy and his father were found safe.  Ryan Woods was arrested.

“The child is being evaluated at a local hospital as a precautionary measure,” police said.

Thomas Woods had left his home without shoes or winter clothing.

Ryan Woods “may be depressed,” according to family members.

Madyson Figueroa, Janessa Figueroa-Reim are OK, family says

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —Two Springfield sisters who were reported missing this weekend have been found, according to the family.

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Madyson “Mady” Figueroa, 6, and her 14-year-old sister, Janessa Figueroa-Reim were reported missing Sunday.  They were found Monday and are said to be OK.

The family said the girls were with the 14-year-old’s boyfriend.

Police officers, including a K-9 unit, searched the neighborhood Sunday into Monday as temperatures plunged below freezing. A group of volunteers resumed the search Monday.



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