The Cooperstown and Oneonta police departments on Thursday released an update in the local search for a missing vulnerable adult.

Chester Kucharski Jr., 67, was listed as a missing person Wednesday after police said he failed to appear for an appointment with Catholic Charities.

The original report stated Kucharski was last seen leaving Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown on Friday, Jan. 25, though officers from both departments confirmed reports of a more recent sighting of Kucharski at FoxCare Pharmacy in Oneonta on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Lt. Christopher J. Witzenburg of the Oneonta Police Department said Kucharski is “not a predictable person,” but has a strong connection to Oneonta.

His last known address was a rental property in the town, though Witzenburg said recent warm temperatures could have prompted him to take residence outdoors.

Police reports list Kucharski as 5-feet-11-inches tall and approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes.

Local residents may recognize Kucharski wearing a white helmet while cruising the streets of Oneonta on a motorbike with bundles of his belongings attached on either side.

Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to contact the Cooperstown Police Department at 547-2500, ext. 1, or the Oneonta Police Department at 607-432-1113.

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.