TJ Allen Search Update from Connecticut State Police
This article was published on: 12/28/16 8:46 PM by Mike Minarsky
Sterling, CT. (December 28, 2016): On December 26, 2016 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Troopers from Troop D-Danielson responded to 42 Dixon Road in Sterling for a reported missing person.
Todd Allen was reported to have left his Dixon Road residence on a red Honda XR100 dirt bike, alone at approximately 1:00 p.m., to ride on local trails as he commonly does. Allen’s dirt bike does not have a headlight therefore he was expected to return home before dark.
Troopers initiated an investigation, spoke with Allen’s family and friends, and began a search of areas he is known to frequent. Troopers also began searching along the Rails to Trails bike path in Sterling.
Along with Connecticut State Troopers and State Police K9 Teams, Search and Rescue K9 Teams, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Sterling Fire Department, South Killingly Fire Department, Plainfield Police Department, Rhode Island police departments, Connecticut State Police Aviation Unit – Trooper One and several others have joined the search for Todd Allen.
On December at approximately 1:50 p.m. Allen sent a text message reporting to have crashed his dirt bike and injured his leg. Several attempts to call, text and ping Allen’s cell phone since December 26th revealed that the phone is either turned off or the battery has drained and an accurate location could not be obtained.
Troop D also asks that the public refrain independent searches, but to check-in at checkpoints or with FD personnel to be assigned a search area.
If anyone thinks they may know the whereabouts of Todd Allen, or believes they may have seen him please contact Troop D at 860-779-4900.