Bracelet Helps Police Find At Risk Residents

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Project Lifesaver bracelets send out radio-tracking frequencies. Officers can follow the beeping signals using omni directional antennas.

Roseville Police recently had their first success story with the equipment. Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther says officers located a missing 13 year old autistic boy wearing one of the wristbands.

But she says police were puzzled when the trail ended at a concrete sound wall.  

"..and then one of the officers got up and looked down and the child had concealed himself between the concrete wall and a bordering fence – a real small space. It’s very likely they never would have seen him without the equipment." 

About a dozen Roseville residents are currently wearing bracelets. The free program is paid for with grant money from the Sutter Hospital Foundation and the City of Roseville.