June 19, 2018
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Police renew calls for help in search of Sanford man last seen in 2010

Photo courtesy of Sanford Police Department
Photo courtesy of Sanford Police Department
James Therrien, 54, who police say went missing from the Sanford area in August of 2010.
By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff

SANFORD, Maine — Sanford police are renewing calls for the public to be on the lookout for James Therrien, who police say went missing about 19 months ago and needs medication “for his well-being.”

The Sanford Police Department issued a news release Thursday asking for the public’s help in locating Therrien, who police say last was seen in the Sanford area in late August 2010.

“Mr. Therrien suffers from some medical issues where medication is needed for his well-being,” the police stated in Thursday’s release. “Mr. Therrien is not wanted by police. We are only looking for him to check his well-being.”

Therrien is described by police as a 54-year-old white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 205 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Police are urging anyone with information about where Therrien might be to contact Detective Sarah Roberts of the Sanford Police Department at 324-9170, or any other local police department.

According to a September 2010 Sanford News story, Therrien walked out of the Thompson Street apartment he shared with his sister on Aug. 24 after the siblings had an argument. His landlord at the time told the newspaper that Therrien took medications to control chronic pain due to gout and arthritis and historically didn’t walk far from the apartment because of the pain.

Therrien’s sister Monica told the Sanford News she reported her brother missing at 3 a.m. after he didn’t return home, and that he took his wallet with him but not his house keys, glasses or medication.

Police say James Therrien later was seen by an acquaintance on Aug. 29, 2010, and that’s the last known sighting of the man.

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