Update: 2:30 pm.
Nicholas "Paul" Tutino, 83, was found safe in Frazier Park, Calif., after a resident called 9-1-1 reporting a suspicious subject. A California Highway Patrol officer responding to the call made the identification.
After being identified, Tutino was taken to an area hospital for observation.
“We are very appreciative of the assistance we received from both the Kern County Sheriff’s Office as well as the CHP,” said Danville Lt. Jeff Moule. “We are very happy for the Tutino family that this situation was resolved safely and quickly.”
Nicholas "Paul" Tutino, 83, left his Danville home on Tuesday driving his gray 2006 Toyota Camry and has not been seen since, according to Danville Police officials.
Danville Police Sergeant Jose Rivera says that Tutino was reported missing Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. by his family. According to Rivera, the family believes it is not normal for Tutino to leave in this manner.
Tutino is decribed as a white male adult. He is 5'6 tall and weighs between 150 pounds to 180 pounds, according to his driver's license. He has grey hair and hazel eyes. The license plate on his car is 5THH081.
According to ABC7 news, Tutino told police via cell phone that he was disoriented.
A silver alert for the missing elderly man has been issued by authorities throughout the state.
Anyone who sees Tutino is asked to call the Danville Police Department at 925-314-3700