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Wandering Child Reported

On May 22, 2015, at 5:23am a Hartford resident arrived at the lobby of the Hartford Police Department with a 3 year old male child. Hartford Police were informed by the resident, he was traveling in the area of Mather Street and Brook Street when he observed a male child standing alone near the street. Two minutes after the child's arrival a call was received by the child's family reporting their grandson had exited the rear door of their residence and could not be found. Hartford Police found the child to be unhurt and in good spirits. Police were able to confirm the child's identity and the family was reassured of his safety and well-being. The family reports to police that the child's mother went to work earlier than usual and left the child sleeping in his room. The family states when they woke to check on the child, the rear door to their residence was found open and the child missing from his room. The family states the child has knowledge of how to unlock and open doors to the residence and has done so in the past in their presence.

As a matter of standard protocol, HPD Special Investigative Division Detectives as well as the Connecticut Department of Family Services were notified of the incident. The child was released to the family. At this point, this incident does not indicate any further criminal investigation.

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