(Oakland City, Indiana) — An Oakland City toddler is safe after the child managed to wander away from his parent’s home.
According to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, at 8:57 a.m. on Friday, police received a call from an employee of the Pike/Gibson Water Department, that a young child was wandering outside a residence alone.
Oakland City Officer Mike Nichols and Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael McGregor were dispatched to an address on North Lincoln Street. When officer arrived at the location they discovered that an 18 month old child had wandered out of his parent’s residence.
During the on-scene investigation, officers were able to locate the parents. According to police, the father of the young child was working and that the mother was asleep inside the home. After police managed to locate the parents, they made contact with Child Protective Services and advised them of the matter.
After the investigation by both police and CPS, it was determined that the child exiting the residence did not rise to the level of a criminal offense for the parents. However, Child Protective Services will continue to monitor the situation.