Missing Person

An elderly man, Robert Firestone, is missing from a care home in Garberville.  The Sheriff’s office received a report at 11 this morning.

According to local resident Sandra Bonham, ” At 5:30 this evening …, there were numerous Sheriff vehicles including a large van and some mounted on horse staged down at the Renner fueling station in Garberville. Also there were 2 Fish and Game men with a dog unloading at Criss’s [Flower Shop.]”

The Humboldt CO. Sheriff’s Office sent out the following Bulletin:

On 04-26-2011, at 11:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a report of a missing elderly male. The reporting party was a caretaker at a local care home in the Garberville Area. The reporting person told responding deputies that 82 year old, Robert Firestone, a resident at the home located in the 900 block of Locust Avenue, Garberville, was missing. He was last seen on 04-25-2011 at 7:00 p.m. in his bed asleep. He likes to walk three times a day and it is unknown exactly when he left the care home.
According to the reporting party Firestone is deaf, and has Alzheimer’s. When Firestone walks, he walks stooped over due to a medical condition. He is also supposed to be taking medications.

Humboldt County Sheriff Search and Rescue personnel have been called to the area to assist in the search.

Robert Firestone is described as:
White Male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 125 lbs, gray hair, brown eyes. He may possibly be wearing a long gray raincoat, and a white round fishing cap.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is requested to contact the Sheriff’s office immediately.

Mike Downey- Sheriff

UPDATE: Phone numbers to call per KMUD 923 – 2420 or 223 – 2800.

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Hat tip to KMUD

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29 comments

  • Hmm He looks familiar, I think he’s a long time resident, I do hope they find him Safe and Sound, Please keep us updated,. Thank you!

  • I recognize him. Have seen him walking around Gville for years. Hope he is found.. if that is what he wants.

  • I recognize him. Have seen him walking around Gville for years. Hope he is found.. if that is what he wants.

  • His daughter is Alice Firestone, a lovely lady. If anyone has seen him since 7 pm last night, please let either the officials know or at least post it here and I will pass it on to the Search and Rescue team.

    According to Diana Totten, there is a boat in the river, a horse team and a dog team looking for Mr. Firestone.

    • Checking on Bob…He has tweaked his right shoulder, knee was a little bit off but seems mostly just dealing with emotional stuff and staying out of the public eye because he is embarassed and seems there is a little smoke and some mice appears to be in the picture…maybe near a campfire…?? Sending energy frequency to help ease the shoulder and ease the delusional issues…some sugar imbalances and maybe some loose bowels…maybe some flu or flu like issues. Confused and morbidly self critical…working to balance these issues some. Sprain and muscle spasm showing up…Thank you for the help to my friend with the energy tools.
      Hope these clues will assist in the process of locating him…since he is laying low so to speak and emotionally embarrassed to be in this state of confusion.

    • Assuming they are checking around the business park. Most often I see him walking up that hill. Hope they find him safe and sound before nightfall.

  • His daughter is Alice Firestone, a lovely lady. If anyone has seen him since 7 pm last night, please let either the officials know or at least post it here and I will pass it on to the Search and Rescue team.

    According to Diana Totten, there is a boat in the river, a horse team and a dog team looking for Mr. Firestone.

    • Checking on Bob…He has tweaked his right shoulder, knee was a little bit off but seems mostly just dealing with emotional stuff and staying out of the public eye because he is embarassed and seems there is a little smoke and some mice appears to be in the picture…maybe near a campfire…?? Sending energy frequency to help ease the shoulder and ease the delusional issues…some sugar imbalances and maybe some loose bowels…maybe some flu or flu like issues. Confused and morbidly self critical…working to balance these issues some. Sprain and muscle spasm showing up…Thank you for the help to my friend with the energy tools.
      Hope these clues will assist in the process of locating him…since he is laying low so to speak and emotionally embarrassed to be in this state of confusion.

    • Assuming they are checking around the business park. Most often I see him walking up that hill. Hope they find him safe and sound before nightfall.

  • HURT FEELINGS…making adjustment with energy tools. Doing a lot of thinking about something that happened when he was 71 and 73…
    (Bob that is)

  • HURT FEELINGS…making adjustment with energy tools. Doing a lot of thinking about something that happened when he was 71 and 73…
    (Bob that is)

  • seems slight blood sugar issues, but nothing critical if he does not have diabetes.
    He seems to be near smoke, maybe a camp fire…seems to be doing a whole lot of
    emotional work…sending love and energy work.

  • seems slight blood sugar issues, but nothing critical if he does not have diabetes.
    He seems to be near smoke, maybe a camp fire…seems to be doing a whole lot of
    emotional work…sending love and energy work.

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  • Thank you Kym for posting his picture.
    He is a sweet man, I feel terrible thinking he may have spent the night out.
    Prayers for him and Alice.

  • Thank you Kym for posting his picture.
    He is a sweet man, I feel terrible thinking he may have spent the night out.
    Prayers for him and Alice.

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  • Have ALL the homeless camps been searched? 🙁

    • Michelle, Diana said they had enlisted the homeless to help them look so I imagine they had also looked in the homeless camps.

      • marcella nicholson

        I was wondering. Many times our elders with dementia, have a memory or place they are fixated on. Did he have one. I have been searching homeless camps. I want to look in the Rio dell camps. Contact me about places he talked about; We need to find him.

  • Have ALL the homeless camps been searched? 🙁

    • Michelle, Diana said they had enlisted the homeless to help them look so I imagine they had also looked in the homeless camps.

      • marcella nicholson

        I was wondering. Many times our elders with dementia, have a memory or place they are fixated on. Did he have one. I have been searching homeless camps. I want to look in the Rio dell camps. Contact me about places he talked about; We need to find him.

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