The Hazleton City Police Department is requesting assistance in locating the above pictured man. At approximately 6:30pm today, 56 year old David Ritsick left the 4th floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton.
Ritsick resides in McAdoo. According to hospital staff, Ritsick left the hospital with an IV line still in his arm.
Police state Ritsick may be confused. McAdoo Police were notified, and Hazleton City Police are searching the city for Ritsick.
Hazleton City Police Chief Jerry Speziale states:
"The mission of the Hazleton City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Hazleton Police Department is committed to accomplishing its mission of protecting the lives and property of all the citizens and visitors of Hazleton by treating everyone with compassion, courtesy, professionalism, and respect, while efficiently rendering public safety services and enforcing the laws impartially, by fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals."