Police locate missing elderly man at hospital

UPDATE | Long Beach police were notified Thursday that a missing elderly man had been take to a local hospital three days after he went missing in February.

He has remained in medical care since Feb. 25 and has since been reunited with his family, police said.

PREVIOUSLY: Elderly man goes missing after leaving North Long Beach care facility

2/25/20 at 4:05 p.m. | Long Beach police are asking the public for help in finding a 71-year-old man who walked away from his care facility on Feb. 22 and hasn’t been seen since.

Michael Charles Polizzi was last seen leaving the facility, in the 3200 block of East Artesia Boulevard, walking with his wheelchair at about 2:40 p.m. He requires 24-hour medical attention and has conditions that cause him to become lost and disoriented easily. He also has difficulty with balance and breathing.

He is described as 5-foot-6, 153 pounds, white man with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black long sleeve shirt and blue jeans and has upper dentures and missing lower teeth.

Police ask anyone with information regarding Polizzi to call the LBPD Missing Persons Detail at 562-570-7246 or police dispatch at 562-435-6711.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.