Receive alerts from your local agencies Sign Up ...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts not sure how?

Full Notification

LASD - Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday August 30th, 2013 :: 05:30 p.m. PDT

Montrose Search & Rescue Operation finds missing woman who had been missing for 11 days

On August 29, 2013, at approximately 7:55 PM hours, Crescenta Valley Station's Montrose Search and Rescue responded to the Switzers Falls area, in the Angeles National Forest, regarding a young girl (No further details), who had been seen near the creek all day.

The Informant believed the young girl was actually Shameca Johnson FW/24 who was a missing person out of Placentia, but deputies were unable to confirm who the woman was. Despite ground search until 1:00 AM, the team was unable to locate the woman. The search was postponed until day light at 7:00AM on August 30, 2013.

A Countywide Search and Rescue request, along with Aero, search/scent dogs, Forestry and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team along with support personnel were requested.

A few hours after the search started (at approximately 10:45 AM) the woman found turned out to be the missing female from Placentia. She was found in good physical condition and was re-united with her family who were at the Command Post.

Placentia Police Department is handling the missing person investigation.


* (Fox-11-TV) VIDEO

30 PHOTOS from the search:!/media/set/?set=a.436635236453466.1073741831.264360870347571&type=1

Before you leave, please fill out LASD – HIKING PLAN sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. Or, if you know someone going on a hike, ask them to fill out this easy form, so that it will help your mind at ease. You can download the form by visiting:

Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff's deputies and many other highly trained and brave rescuers volunteer for $1. a year.

Also, full time rescuers from sheriff's departments and fire departments fly, drive, hike, swim and rappel in to effect rescues on a regular basis.

In fact, there were 560 search and rescue activations last year just for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The people who were rescued came from all of the world, yet most were local; none ever expected their lives to be at such risk, or to need to be rescued. Many nearly lost their lives.

By Sergeant Burton Brink

Captain Bill I. Song
Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4554 Briggs Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Phone: (818) 248-3464
Facebook: CrescentaValleySheriffsStation

Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Receive Text/Emails:

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff's station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call "LA Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

To receive detailed, up-to-date information directly from the LASD via e-mail, register for "Nixle" alerts at NIXLE: and also register for your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply, depending on your calling plan.

LASD - Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
4554 Briggs Ave
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-248-3464

Navigate & Discover