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CodeRED emergency notification system makes a difference during spring months of 2014

CodeRED emergency notification system warns community of attacks on children and an adult
Park Forest, IL
The Park Forest Police Department used the CodeRED emergency notification system to issue the following Community Alert on March 20:

On 3/18/14 at approximately 5:45 p.m., a high schoolaged female was walking through Winnebago Park when she was confronted by a subject who robbed her at knife-point and then began to grab her over her bra. The victim was able to pull away and escape. The man is described as a dark skinned black male with a beard, misaligned/yellowed teeth, 28-35 years old, 5’ 8”-5’ 10”, 135 lbs., wearing grey sweat pants, a black hooded sweatshirt (with hood pulled up) and dark sunglasses.

The alert encouraged anyone who had witnessed the incident or who may have more information to call Park Forest Police Investigations Division.
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Police issue CodeRED alert to notify residents of bears coming out of hibernation
Hardwick, MA
Hardwick police used the town’s CodeRED reverse dialing system to warn residents that bears are now waking and are rummaging around town for food. In the message, Police Chief James Ayotte asked that people take down bird feeders, secure trash containers and close off any small crawl spaces where bears might decide to give birth.
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CodeRED technology helps track missing Indiana runaways in minutes
Daviess County, IN
A Montgomery teen who went missing after school yesterday was found with a little help from technology.

Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies say the 14-year-old girl was found yesterday with a little help from the county’s CodeRED emergency notification system. Friends stated that the girl and a male teen were seen leaving the school together.

Sheriff’s deputies originally attempted to find the teens by “pinging” their location via cell phone. Though they were unable to come up with an exact location, the ping did pinpoint an area small enough for notifications to be sent out. County emergency management director Paul Goss sent an alert message through the CodeRED emergency notification system for that area. In all, 43 people who lived near the area were called and 1 of those people called in a tip on the two teens’ whereabouts. Authorities found the teens a short time later.
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CodeRED alert leads to discovery of missing girl
Moorhead, MN 
Authorities in Moorhead just wrapped up a massive search for a missing 6-year-old girl.

Taylor Windus was found safe in the 1500 block of Belsley Boulevard by someone police call a “good citizen.”

The search for the 6-year-old began when she didn’t board her bus at Reinertson Elementary School in south Moorhead this afternoon. Police say she was trying to walk to her grandmother’s place but got lost.

A CodeRED was issued and that lead to her discovery just blocks from the school.
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