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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, July 3, 2014


INCIDENT:    UPDATE-Critical Missing Person Found at Local Applebee's


LOCATION:   20500 Riverview Rd., Apple Valley (unincorporated area)


VICTIM:          Harvey Lukaesko, 71 years old, 5’5”, 103 lbs., Brown hair, Blue eyes

                        Last seen wearing Lt. Blue Bass Pro shirt, Blue jeans, Blue/Grey fishing hat

                        Suffers from Alzheimer’s /No medications/ Nearly blind/No cell phone


UPDATE- On Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 6:43 p.m., deputies responded to the Applebee's located in the 19000 block of Bear Valley Road for a subject who appeared incoherent.  When deputies arrived, they positively identified the subject as Harvey Lukaesko.  He was found safe and healthy.


On Thursday, July 03, 2014, family members of Harvey Lukaesko contacted the Sheriff’s Department after finding Harvey missing from their home.  They determined that Harvey left the home sometime after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.  Family members searched during the morning hours without success and then called for assistance.


Deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded and immediately requested Search and Rescue volunteers to the area.  The Bloodhounds are also assisting with the search.


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Harvey Lukaesko is urged to contact the Victor Valley Station at (760)552-6800 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (760)956-5001.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at


Refer:             Victor Valley Station


Phone No.     (760)552-6800


Case No.       071402428



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department                    

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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