Silver alert issued for man believed to have dementia

Posted: 5:58 PM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 22:58:58Z

A Silver Alert has been issued for an 84-year-old man who is believed to have dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Richard Czarnecki was last seen in his vehicle, a 2008 gray Buick Lucerne with license plate number 794-TJE,  in the City of Wausau on Oct. 6. At that time he stated that he wanted to go to Crivitz, Wis., but asked for directions to Rothschild, Wis. instead.

He was reportedly sighted driving north on State Highway 45 later that day in Birnamwood, Wis. His cell phone pinged off a tower in Crandon, Wis. on Oct. 7. 

Czarnecki is described as a white male, 5 ft. 7 in. tall, 180 pounds with short gray hair and blue eyes. He is known to wear black onyx rings with gold settings on both hands. He also commonly wears a bolo tie.

His vehicle has minor damage on the driver's side front wheel well as well as a missing mud flap. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rothschild Police Department at 715-849-7794.