Police: Missing Mesa man could be dangerous

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

MESA, Ariz. -- Police are searching for a missing man who might be a danger to himself or others.

Laurence Farrell Dolan, 57, was last seen Saturday afternoon walking from his behavioral-health group home in the area of 40th Street and Broadway Road to a nearby Fry's store.

According to police, Dolan has bipolar disorder and has been without his medication all week.

"He is considered to be a danger to himself and others when not on his medication as he becomes agitated and may lose control," police said on a missing-person flyer. "His mental condition causes him to hear voices and talk to himself."

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a condition in which people swing back and forth between extremely good or manic moods and irritable or depressed feelings, often very quickly. Common symptoms can include poor temper control and reckless behavior.

Investigators said Dolan does not have a history of getting lost or leaving his group home for an extended period of time.

Dolan is a white man, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. As far as distinguishing features, Dolan has a lazy right eye. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

If you see Dolan or know anything about where he might be, call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or 480-644-2014 and refer to DR#2012150371.