Man missing in Oakville considered vulnerable, police and family concerned


Published July 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm

Police and family are concerned over the well-being of an Oakville man missing for more than 24 hours.

James Cottle (49) of Oakville was last seen on foot at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, in the area of Kerr St. and Stewart St. in Oakville.

Cottle is a white male, about 5-foot-10, 200 lbs. with short brown hair and a beard. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, beige shorts, black shoes and no socks.

Concern is high for Cottle as he is considered vulnerable.

Residents in the area are asked to contact police if they see anyone matching his description. Anyone with information about James or his possible location is asked to contact police through 9-1-1 or via the non-emergency line at 905-825-4777.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

A person can be reported missing at any time, there is no 24 hour waiting period. If you are concerned for someone’s immediate safety, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can report a person as missing to the Halton Regional Police Service by calling the non-emergency number 905-825-4777.

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