WYOMING — Borough police are continuing their search for a resident last seen at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.
Charles Edward Stark, 51, was last seen at his Seventh Street home at about 8 p.m. on Monday, police said. Since then, borough police, along with several local fire departments and rescue teams, have been searching the area in Wyoming.
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Wyoming’s police commissioner Michael Flanagan said there had been no sign of Stark.
Wednesday’s search was dedicated to an air search by a state police helicopter, along with a search of the Susquehanna River by the Plymouth rescue hovercraft. Other police and fire departments are helping with the search on the shoreline.
“We know we can search the area in our borough,” Flanagan said. “Then, they will go a little farther north, near Exeter. We’re looking at all avenues and the investigation is continuing.”
Stark is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt, blue and white checkered shorts and blue sneakers. Flanagan said there may have been a sighting later in the evening on Monday, but that was the only time borough residents thought they may have seen Stark.
Borough police and local emergency teams have set up a command post near Sixth Street. The American Red Cross is assisting in keeping personnel hydrated.
Police said Stark was last seen operating a new, rust colored 10-speed bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact Luzerne County 911 or Wyoming Borough police at 570-693-2650.
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