Wake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a “check on welfare” call, shortly before 2:30 this morning (Monday) near the 1600 block of Briarwood Place in Raleigh after a man with slight mental issues fled from his home.
With concern for the temperatures reaching the freezing mark, deputies decided to track the victim with the assistance of their K-9 “Rosie”, which picked up a track along several streets ended at a home on Raven Ridge Road.
With the assistance of “Rosie” deputies began to search a lightly wooded area behind the home. It was at that time the K-9 tracked to a 6-foot ravine, locating the subject.
In June 2019, Sheriff Gerald Baker ended the Senior Well-Check Program which only served approximately 100 residents and replaced it with the “Check on Welfare” Service, which is designed to serve all residents of Wake County. Since that announcement, nearly 1,500 “Check on Welfare” calls have been responded by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.