Missing Dexter man found on local tote road

Posted June 03, 2014, at 6:44 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A 57-year-old local man who was reported missing Tuesday morning has been found, a Penobscot County emergency dispatcher has confirmed.

Daniel Robichaud, who has dementia, was found about 5:30 p.m. sitting on a bench along a tote road off Route 7, according to Richard Bowie, operations director for Down East Emergency Medical Institute, which participated in the search along with the Dexter Police Department, Maine Warden Service and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, among others.

Robichaud was taken to the hospital to be checked out, Bowie said.

Robichaud was reported missing by his family Tuesday morning. Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle said. He last had been seen at a function at the Ridge View Community School before he wandered off, according to Wintle.

The Maine Warden Service had an aircraft fly over the area as part of the effort to locate the missing man. A dog tracking team from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the search, Wintle said.

Bangor Daily News writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this report.