CHATEAUGAY — Attention has centered on the home of a Chateaugay man who hasn’t been seen for months.
No one reported Dale S. Jarvis Sr. missing, said Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain.
But that information had come to light, and police launched an investigation. Tuesday, with a warrant obtained from Franklin County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr., the Troop B Forensic Identification Unit began searching Jarvis’s home at 14 White St.
LaFountain didn’t say whether they feared for Jarvis’s safety.
“The only thing we’re indicating at this point is we’re investigating a missing person.”
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Allen Jarvis, 57, of Churubusco, said in a phone interview on Tuesday that his brother, who is 48, has been missing since the third week in February, and he has no idea where he could be.
“No one has heard anything,” he said. “It’s kind of fishy in a way.”
Dale’s son Dale “T.J.” Jarvis Jr. was the last to see him, Allen said.
“He (Dale) said, ‘Here’s all my stuff’ and took off,’” he said.
He said Dale left his cellphone and the keys to his pickup truck, which was not working, with his son.
Dale’s daughter, Christina Jarvis, 17, did report her father missing in April, Allen said.
He said she and her family weren’t worried at first because they assumed Dale had taken a job somewhere where he couldn’t call them.
“But I think it’s past that point.”
Dale had left for jobs in Saranac Lake and elsewhere in the area the past, Allen said, gone for a month or two and calling once every two weeks.
“She had been trying to get a hold of him for quite awhile on her own,” Allen said of Christina.
Allen described his brother, the youngest of seven, as easygoing.
“He’s really not the type of guy that would get in trouble.”
Dale’s extended family is very worried about him, Allen said.
Their father, Maynard Jarvis of Chateaugay, is distressed over Dale’s disappearance.
“I can tell it bothers him,” Allen said. “He wakes up every night.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think about it.”
Jarvis, last seen Feb. 20, is Caucasian, 5-foot-9-inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown hair, blue eyes and a burn scar that runs from his right forearm half way to his shoulder.
He also goes by the names “Cookie Joe” Jarvis and Stephen Dale Jarvis.
Anyone with information about Jarvis is asked to contact Malone-based State Police at 483-5000.
— News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.