Police are issuing a reminder to the public after two children – aged three and five – were found walking alone on the street early this morning in Oshawa.
According to police, a motorist called in around 2:45 a.m. after nearly hitting a child who was running naked on the street in central Oshawa.
“At approximately 2:55 a.m., officers located a male child running westbound on King Street West, just west of Park Road South. The child was naked, without shoes but was unharmed and in good spirits. The child was taken to a local hospital as a precaution,” reads a media release from police.
“Officers began canvassing the immediate area in an attempt to obtain a home address for the child. The temperature was approximately 25 degrees Celsius. At approximately 3:18 a.m., a second male child was located walking eastbound on Saguenay Avenue near Park Road. This child was clothed and wearing shoes. He was unharmed and in good spirits and also taken to hospital as a precaution. The children were siblings and aged three and five.”
Just before 4 a.m., police say that officers located the mother of both children in an unsecure apartment in the area. The Durham Children’s Aid Society was contacted and attended.
“The DRPS urges all parents of young children to keep their homes secure. Please pay special attention in these hot summer months to ensure windows, doors and all screens are secured,” reads a media release from police.