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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Sam," Beagle, Martinez

Still missing as of December 18, 2013


Sam is an eight year old, 27 pound, tri-colored Beagle. He is wearing a collar, but it does not have tags on it, and he is not microchipped. 

Sam got out of a side gate by accident. He was noticed missing about three hours later when his family got home. He was missing for three days when I was called. There were no sightings after he went missing. 

We found a track leading away from the area and down a street and then it went for several miles around various parts of Martinez. At one point, the track went into a large rural section with open space, horse property and large parcels. The property owner would not allow us access to the property, so, instead, we had to check the entire perimeter of the area, where we eventually found a track leading out. We don't know how long Sam was in the area, but the section was extremely extensive with creeks, horses, open space and private property. The search was stopped on the first day due to lack of daylight. We continued on the second day where we left off.

The second day led us all the way down to the Martinez Marina and more open space with railroad private property. From there the track eventually went to a large public park, which borders on large private property. We were not allowed to cross the border, but Sam did. Instead, we went back around to the street with the houses on the property. We asked around the area, showing the residents the map and the gate. We did find out who owned the largest piece and got permission to enter the property. After all that, which took about an hour, from the gate to getting permission to enter the property, I showed Dino the whole area of streets and houses surrounding the open space where Sam entered, and we did find a track leading out and back down. 

The search was stopped by Sam's person after several hours, who had another appointment to get to with her son in the afternoon. She said she would continue to look for him. 


Day One:

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Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: Sam Martinez
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 14.09 km (8.8 mi)
Total time: 4:32:36
Moving time: 3:31:21
Average speed: 3.10 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.00 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 11.30 km/h (7.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 19.34 min/km (31.1 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15.00 min/km (24.1 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 5.31 min/km (8.5 min/mi)
Max elevation: 92 m (300 ft)
Min elevation: 7 m (24 ft)
Elevation gain: 359 m (1179 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 4/16/2013 2:58pm

Day Two:

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Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: Sam Martinez Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 12.83 km (8.0 mi)
Total time: 4:51:08
Moving time: 3:05:27
Average speed: 2.64 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.15 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.63 km/h (6.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 22.69 min/km (36.5 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.45 min/km (23.3 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.23 min/km (10.0 min/mi)
Max elevation: 107 m (351 ft)
Min elevation: -21 m (-68 ft)
Elevation gain: 375 m (1230 ft)
Max grade: 25 %
Min grade: -25 %
Recorded: 4/17/2013 9:57am