Dial 911 for Emergency

Gold Alert Cancelled for Elderly Dover Man 4-23-2019

UPDATE: The Gold Alert for Ismael Cruz has been cancelled after he was located and returned to his residence in good health.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-12208

Date/Time:   Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at approximately 7:06 PM

Location: Oak Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a Dover man. Ismael Cruz (71) was last seen when he was dropped off at his home on Oak Drive at approximately 2:40PM by a Modern Maturity Center Bus.  Cruz is a white, hispanic male that is 5’6″ tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, and has a darker complexion.  Crus was last seen wearing an unknown color baseball hat, denim jacket, gray “Champion” sweatshirt, blue jeans, and blue/gray sneakers.  

Cruz suffers from dementia and there is concern for his safety.  

If you have any information on Cruz’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 immediately. 

A photo of Cruz was not immediately available for release.