Monday, July 25, 2011

Please Help Find Jim Halaszyn - DONE!

Shortly after 9 tonight word was received that Jim Halaszyn was found this evening, was taken home and has received his medications and food and is doing well. Thanks to all of you who kept your eyes open for him today. Good job!


I don't consider this blog a venue for "lost and found", but a very serious situation exists in our city and some of our neighbors need your help.

The following is a message from Holly Peterson requesting help locating her former husband, Jim Halaszyn. The message is self explanatory.

Jim Halaszyn

From: Holly Petersen []
Sent: Sunday, J
uly 24, 2011 4:42 PM
Subject: Jim Halaszyn is missing. Please pass the word

Hello, My name is Holly. My former husband Jim and I were parish members 11 years ago. At that time Jim sustained a traumatic brain injury. I am sending you this email to ask for your help. 2 nites ago Jim crawled out a window at his group home and has been missing since then. I have been send this discreption to the local papers and news out lets.

Sunday 7/24/11 12:30 pm A family member named Jim Halaszyn (Pronounced Halashin) with a traumatic brain injury and short term memory loss walked away from his group home in Costa Mesa in the middle of the night,2 nights ago and is now missing. He takes anti- seizure meds 3 times daily. Without these meds he will probably have a grand mal seizure. He is confused and doesn't remember where he lives. He has no money with him. He does have I.D which reflects his old address In South Huntington Beach. The police in Orange county have been notified. There are no recent pictures of him. He is 60 years old, 5'11", Weighs 130. He has brown with some gray, thinning collar length hair. Gray beard. Sunken eyes. There is a large dent upper left side of his forehead due to brain surgery. He knows his name. He is wearing Levi's, an unknown color tee shirt,and old brown topsider shoes. He was last seen In the area near Fairview and Adams across from Orange Coast College. This is where his group home is located. Please could you put the word out his family is looking for him. If anyone sees him please contact the Costa Mesa Police Dept. Call Lucy at 949-720 -1887 or cel. 949-468-5557 for further information. Please help us find him. Thank you.

If you could let people know from the Alter during mass to keep an eye out for him, his son Alex and I would be forever grateful. We don't have any idea where he could have gone. Due to his brain injury we cant tell what he knows or remembers, but I believe he is lost now and can't find his way back. Please pray for him. I now live in Phoenix Az. but my family and the police have been out looking for him. If anyone sees him contact the police .
Thank you. Holly Halaszyn Petersen

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Anonymous Rob Dimel said...

Geoff, I was actually on that call, and we were glad to see he got home.

7/26/2011 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Danny Boy said...

You're a good man for posting this. I am glad this gentleman was found.

7/26/2011 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Rob, thanks for that. We're curious about the circumstances that contributed to him being located. It's very good news that he's safe now.

Danny Boy, thanks... a rare shift of gears here... felt kinda good. :-)

7/26/2011 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Kudos Geoff; and once again CMPD comes through.


7/26/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave Snowden, sr. said...

CMPD is a great organization and I am very glad was found safe. Rob Dimel is one of their finest. Great work.
I'm glad you posted this Geoff.

7/26/2011 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Rob Dimel said...

Geoff,Mr.Halaszyn was behind a commercial building and was disoriented. A concerned employee there called PD.

It worked out just right, as he was in the system as a missing person. Officer J. Johnson did all the hard work, and worked the phone to get in contact with the right folks. I just chatted with Jim, and we gave him a ride home.

7/26/2011 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Thanks for the update. Yet another great collaboration by concerned citizens and the CMPD. Thanks for getting him home.

7/26/2011 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Harriet said...

In our city racked with differences of opinions, torn by political aspirations of the men on city council, it is heart warming to hear that our citizens joined together to find this man before someething horrific happened to him. I appauld everyone and anyone who took part.

7/26/2011 07:33:00 PM  

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