Cops Issue Alert for Missing Mineola Man

Nassau Police seek public's help.

Barry Priester. Credit: NCPD
Barry Priester. Credit: NCPD

A man with diabetes and schizophrenia has gone missing from Mineola home, and Nassau Police need help finding him.

The last time Barney Priester, 45, was seen was Thursday at 2 p.m. at 17 Lauren Drive in Mineola. He was wearing black boots, black sweats, black t-shirts. He was traveling unknown by foot. Thursday was the last time he took medication for diabetes.

Priester is described six-foot, and 330 pounds.

The Silver Alert was issued by Nassau Police Friday evening. The program disseminates information to local media, hospitals and other organizations when a senior citizen or other individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive disorders goes missing.

Many of those reported missing are located.

Call 911 if you know where Barney Priester is located.


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