Southington man still missing after five days of searching

Published on Monday, 4 December 2017 21:01
Written by LISA BACKUS


SOUTHINGTON - Despite an aerial search in a state police plane Thursday and officers searching the streets of several area towns for three days, police still had no sign Monday of a local man who was reported missing Nov. 27.

Charles “Chuck” Davenport, 56, was reported missing at around 7 p.m. that day. He was last seen earlier that day at about 3 p.m. in the area of his residence off Flanders Road. Davenport is reportedly depressed, police said.

He is about 5-feet, 11-inches and weighs about 230 pounds with salt and pepper hair, a mustache and hazel eyes. He walks with a cane.

He would be driving a grey, 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck with the license plate 96CV66.

Southington police have been driving town streets and roads in Berlin and New Britain for three days in an attempt to locate Davenport’s truck parked on the side of the road or someplace else out of place, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said. “He has trouble walking so we figured if we can find the truck he’d be close by,” Dobratz said.

A Southington officer went up in a plane with state police Thursday to look for the truck in wooded areas and on the side of the road, but also found nothing, Dobratz said. There has been no activity on his cell phone, police said. State police in New Hampshire also checked his family’s property in that state but didn’t find anything.

“We can’t find him anywhere,” Dobratz said. “There’s nothing else we can check at this point. It’s a matter of trying to find the truck.”

Davenport’s information has been entered in state and local databases and they have checked the “EZPass” system which will hit on a driver if they go through a tollbooth with an EZPazz transponder but have found nothing.

“We are working as hard as we can to try and find him,” Dobratz said.

Anyone who comes in contact with Davenport or has any information is asked to immediately call the Southington Police Department at 860-621-0101.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald, General News, New Britain on Monday, 4 December 2017 21:01. Updated: Monday, 4 December 2017 21:03.