Pleasanton police and other local law enforcement agencies along with nearly 100 volunteers continued searching on Monday for Philip Kreycik, 37, who has been missing since going for a run two days earlier.
No developments have been reported since Kreycik was last seen near Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, but the Pleasanton Police Department said in a statement on Monday afternoon that they're not losing hope about finding the Berkeley resident.
“As we continue the third day of our search and rescue efforts, we are still optimistic about locating Mr. Kreycik,” Lt. Erik Silacci said. “Our thoughts are with the Kreycik family and we are thankful for the ongoing support from local agencies and residents.”
When Kreycik failed to return on Saturday afternoon from a one-hour run in the hills near the Moller Ranch staging area, where he parked his car, Kreycik's wife reported him missing. His phone was found inside his vehicle.
A staging area has been erected at Foothill High School for PPD and nearby agencies supporting the coordinated search effort including the East Bay Regional Park Police, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol. Multiple local businesses have also donated food and water to help fuel team members, including Porky's Pizza Palace, Pizza Bello and Gene's Fine Foods.
Since Saturday, 20 teams of officials and community members have scoured the 9,090-acre open space park by foot, as well as used drones, fixed-wing aircraft and off-road vehicles to find Kreycik. The search zone consists of five sections spanning from Interstate 580 to Highway 84.
Community members have also created a Facebook page for the volunteer search coordination group, where information about the search and volunteer needs is available. As of Monday afternoon, the group has been in need of hikers and experienced e-mountain bikers.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office told Bay Area news outlets that it would start an aerial search Monday night, using aircraft with night vision capabilities, and the other agencies will resume searching in the morning. The East Bay Regional Park District system, including the Pleasanton Ridge, remains open for visitors.
Kreycik is described as a white man, with a thin build, brown hair, brown eyes, and presumed to be wearing running attire. He is an avid long-distance runner with no known health conditions.
Anybody with information about Kreycik’s location is asked to contact Pleasanton PD at 931-5100.