MONTEREY -- A Gould Farm resident from New Hampshire remains unaccounted for since he was last seen on Saturday.
Alexander Dickey, 28, was last seen when a Gould Farm van dropped him off for an outing at about 1:40 p.m. on Quarry Street in Great Barrington. Dickey was reported missing after he didn't return to the pick-up location at 4:40 p.m., Monterey Police Department Sgt. Michael Johnson said.
Gould Farm, a psycho-social rehabilitation center in Monterey, supports and treats adults with various mental health conditions.
On Saturday, police and Verizon Wireless tracked Dickey's cellphone location. Authorities pinpointed the last signal -- which could indicate Dickey turned off the cellphone or that it lost power -- as coming from the East Mountain summit area after 3 p.m. on Saturday. Also known as East Rock, the area overlooks Route 7 and 23.
The Monterey and Great Barrington police and fire departments then launched a search of the area. On Sunday morning, Massachusetts State Police joined the search using a helicopter and thermal imaging of the area.
Volunteers from Gould Farm on Monday also conducted an area search, according to police.
Johnson said police don't have plans for another search "until we get more information."
Gould Farm acting Executive Director Donna Burkhart said she was "under a lot of concern" regarding Dickey's whereabouts. She declined to comment on whether Gould Farm had or is conducting area searches.
"We're being very discreet to protect those in the [Gould Farm] community," she said.
"We're doing everything we can to find someone," Burkhart said. "The details of that, we are not going to give any information on."
Dickey is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140-145 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and wearing glasses. He was believed to be unshaven at the time he got out of the van.
Anyone with information about him or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Monterey Police Department at (413) 528-3211.
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