A multi-town cooperative effort by the Fairfield Area Police Emergency Radio Network successfully found a 20-year-old Fairfield man with a medical condition in the woods near Trout Brook Valley Friday, March 1, at about 2:45 p.m.
“We found the young gentleman and took him to the hospital,” Easton police Chief James Candee said.
Fairfield police had issued a BOLO, a request for police officers to be on the alert for a missing person or suspect. It was Fairfield’s case, but officers from Easton, Fairfield, Redding, Weston, and Aquarion assisted.
Police officers from the five departments were all able to talk to one another and to their headquarters over the single frequency emergency radio network.
Officers pinged the man’s cell phone and tracked him into Weston, then Redding, then Easton, where his car was found by an Easton officer about a half-mile south of the Redding line.
The officers found the man unharmed in the woods near Den Road off Route 58. A Bethel police dog arrived on the scene but was not pressed into action, Chief Candee said.