Cyclist spotted in Roseville, no longer considered missing person
on July 6, 2011
Berkeley cyclist Anthony Michael Martin, who was reported missing this weekend, has been spotted in Roseville and is no longer considered missing, Berkeley police said today.
Berkeley police spokesperson Sergeant Mary Kusmiss issued a bulletin Wednesday morning stating that Martin and his bicycle had been spotted Tuesday evening by a hotel clerk in Roseville, about 95 miles east of Berkeley. The clerk identified Martin by photograph, the police statement said, and confirmed that he was staying in the area.
Martin was reported missing over the holiday weekend by his girlfriend, Amaya James, who became concerned when he did not show up for a dinner planned for Saturday evening. James believed that Martin had been out on a bike ride in the Oakland or Berkeley hills area and may have been weak after three days of fasting. Martin’s cell phone was found that evening by a cyclist near Tunnel Road in the Berkeley hills. Berkeley police had noted the difficulty of searching for Martin, an avid cyclist who could have covered many miles of terrain as well as several law enforcement jurisdictions that cover the hills area.
Kusmiss called Martin’s departure voluntary, and said that the police department no longer considers him a missing person. The department did not release many details regarding Martin’s circumstances. “Mr. Martin did not appear to be in distress,” Kusmiss’ statement said. “As a adult, he is legally allowed to make the choices he has made.”
Police are glad Martin did not appeared to be injured, the statement said. “This is a private, personal, family matter now, not a police or criminal matter,” Kusmiss said.
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