Little Boy Found Wandering in Delta Township

By: Jamie Edmonds Email
By: Jamie Edmonds Email

At about two o'clock on a holiday Monday, Saginaw highway is still very busy.

"It's a really busy street if you see the traffic, it's more like a highway," Harpreet Singh, who lives nearby, said.

"I live right down the street," Nancy Isabell said. "This is the busiest intersection in my whole neighborhood."

So you can imagine what it was like at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. That's when Eaton County Sheriff's deputies found a little boy walking alone near the the intersection of Saginaw and Waverly.

"It's pretty risky with the amount of cars for a little child to be walking around," Singh said.

The sheriff's office declined to go on camera, they also would not release the family's name. People who live and work in the area said they saw the little boy wandering around in his diaper all alone.

Police say the child climbed out of a nearby house window while his mother was asleep. When they found him near the side of the road, he either could not or would not talk with them. It's unclear how sheriff's deputies got in touch with his parents, or how long he was wondering.

"I think it's irresponsible on the parents side," Singh said.

Residents, whether they have children of their own or not, could not believe this story.

"I have a grandson that's 2 years old," Isabell said. "I can't imagine him running loose like that."

It was a very scary situation, that ended in the best possible way. The boy was not injured.

Police did not respond to repeated requests for an interview. No word on if the little boy's parents will face any charges.

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  • by Steve on Sep 7, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    replying to tlcm: You must not sleep at night.
  • by tlcm Location: Holt, MI on Sep 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    Replying to Steve: It is most certainly a mother's responsibility to ensure that she is not "asleep on the job" when the job at hand is watching her child! It is a parents responsibility to ensure that their children are safe. That includes making sure that they can't climb out of open windows, regardless of the temperature outside or any other circumstance. I realize that "accidents happen" but I'm not willing to say that allowing your kids to escape your home at 10:30 at night is an accident. Sounds more like carelessness to me.
  • by Anon on Sep 6, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    I am not clear what part of this story gave anyone reason to beleive DHS was not called.
  • by steve Location: lansing on Sep 6, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    Maybe all three of you are off base. 1 was the mother asleep maybe maybe not. If she was, what fault is it of hers. 2 maybe the father was at work, would that be his fault. 3 if it was hot in the house could it be the boy opened the screen and called out. Calling the parents not responsible at this time is miss judging
  • by Heather Location: Lansing on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:54 AM
    Why was a little boy wandering around near such a busy intersection?? Are his parents responsible enough to care for him??
  • by Barry Location: Delta Township on Sep 6, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    TO EDITORS I submitted the last post and I accidentially left off my email address. I am NOT afraid of idenification if it is determined that the latest child is the same child that came to my door or the Eaton County Sheriff's Office is not following the law and reporting the case to DHS.
  • by RainbowWarrior Location: Delta Township on Sep 6, 2010 at 09:54 AM
    Last year a boy showed up at door, naked, non-verbal, about 4 years old pounding on my front door. I did not open the door, it was summer, a nice day and I am a single male did not want to be accused of child molestation. So, I immediately called the Eaton County Sheriffs. When the officer FINALLY arrived the child's father had already retrieved the child from my ft porch. (I would not let them leave until the police arrived)Mind you the child was out there, naked, for 10 Min's before the father came to get him and I live on the busy stretch of MI Ave. The police are mandated reporters of "neglect." The law is very clear, a mandated reporter's obligation is NOT to determine if neglect has merit, as that is a decision that will be made by DHS. Reporter's jobs are to report suspect cases. I sit back and wonder if the same child is the one at my door a yr ago. I know for a fact the ECS DID NOT report. For the life of child, PLEASE, ECS for once obey the law and report.
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