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News Release

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Media Relations

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Mr. Hernandez was found and is safe.

Los Angeles:  The family of Maximino “Max” Hernandez and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking the public’s help in locating Hernandez.

Hernandez walked away from an adult day care center located at 10100 Balboa Boulevard this afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Max is an 85-year-old Hispanic male with a bald head and a grey moustache.  He is 5 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a brown Fedora hat, a grey button down shirt, dark pants and eye glasses.  Hernandez suffers from Dementia, and needs medication.  He has been known to ride public transportation and will use the bus.  He speaks Spanish and understands English.  Hernandez knows his name but does not know his address or phone number.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Max, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Area Police Station at 818-832-0633.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.