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Update #5: Search for Missing Canadian Couple Last Seen in Baker City, Oregon - BULLETIN
04/08/2011
Baker City Police Department
Chief Wyn Lohner
Office: (541) 524-2014 ext. 21
Sergeant Kirk McCormick
Office: (541) 524-2014 ext. 22
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Corporal Dan Moskaluk
Media Relations Officer
Office: 1-250-863-7433

THE FOLLOWING NEWS RELEASE UPDATE IS FROM BAKER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
 
Involved Missing Persons:  Albert Paul Chretien, age 59
                                              Rita Eleanor Chretien, age 56
 
Oregon law enforcement officers continue to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the search for missing British Columbia residents Albert and Rita Chretien. The couple was last seen at a convenience store in Baker City, Oregon on March 19, 2011, during a scheduled trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The Oregon search has entered its seventh day. While the use of Search and Rescue (SAR) resources have scaled back, police patrols in Baker, Malheur, Grant and Harney Counties in Eastern and Southeastern Oregon continue to watch for any sign of the couple and their two-tone tan 2000 Chevrolet Astro van displaying British Columbia license 212 CAV.
 
Oregon investigators working in cooperation with RCMP also continue to follow up on all tips and investigate all leads. SAR and law enforcement resources will be available to respond as needed.
 
An alert bulletin has been created and sent out to law enforcement agencies and other organizations across the western half of the United States. A link to the bulletin is available for download with this release and also on the Oregon State Police website, www.oregon.gov/OSP, and the Baker City Police Department website, www.bakercitypolice.com.
 
Anyone interested in posting a copy of the bulletin may print it for display in visible public locations including businesses, restaurants, gas stations, and convenience and grocery stores in Baker, Malheur, Grant, and Harney counties.
 
Bulletin link:
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2011-04/1002/43368/2011-05_Chretien.pdf
 
Law enforcement is requesting that any anyone with information related to the Chretiens or their missing vehicle to contact the toll free US/Canada Tip Line at 1-877-987-8477 or:
 
Baker City Police Department: 541-523-3644
Oregon State Police Southern Command Center dispatch: 541-664-4600
 
Updates will be provided as/if new information develops, and will also be posted online at www.bakercitypolice.com, or www.bc.rcmp.ca.