Press Release #092815(25)-Police Credit Nixle, Community for Locating Missing San Angelo Children
Two San Angelo Children who were reported missing Friday evening were located thanks to Nixle and an alert driver.
San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for the missing girls, ages 5 and 10, at about 5:30 p.m. September 25 after they were reported missing from the 2000 block of N. Parkway. About 15 minutes later, a 32-year-old San Angelo woman who had just learned of the alert, noticed the girls walking in the area of N. Bishop and Guadalupe Streets. The citizen then called police and stayed with the girls until Officers responded. The girls were unharmed and later reunited with family members.
Before the girls were located, police conducted a door-to-door search of the surrounding area and nearby playground. Several neighbors and other citizens who received the Nixle alert are also credited in assisting with the search efforts.
San Angelo Police have located several missing persons over the past few years with the assistance of citizens who subscribe to Nixle.
To register to receive free public safety alert messages from the San Angelo Police Department and other local agencies, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/. Registering online allows subscribers to customize their account by enabling text alerts, areas of interest, and specifying the types of alerts to receive. Data rates may apply and certain cell phone carriers may not participate. If your cell phone carrier is not supported, contact them and share this success story.