Wandering toddler reunited with father in Portland


THIS MORNING. JENNY: THEY’RE WORKING TO CONFIRM HE’S HER DAD, AFTER SHE ENDED UP GETTING INSIDE A STRANGERS’ HOUSE IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND. ELISE HAAS HAS MORE ON WHAT PARENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF AFTER THIS INCIDENT. A COLLAR SAYS A RANDOM THREE-YEAR-OLD WALKED INTO HER HOUSE. ELISE: NORMALLY POLICE SAY THEY GET CALLS FOR MISSING KIDS. IN THIS SITUATION WE HAVE MISSING PARENTS. DOESN’T KNOW WHERE SHE IS FROM, DOESN’T KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES. ELISE: POLICE RESPONDED TO A UNIQUE SITUATION, AFTER A TODDLER WANDERED INTO A STRANGERS HOME AROUND 4:00 WEDNESDAY MORNING NEAR NORTHEAST 28TH AVENUE AND PRESCOTT. FORTUNATELY, THIS HOMEOWNER DID A ROCKSTAR JOB OF CALLING 911 IMMEDIATELY, KEEPING HER CALM, AND NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS FROM THIS GENTLEMAN. ELISE: THE THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS IN HER PAJAMAS, SAFE AND UNHARMED, BUT UNALBE TO TALK. — UNABLE TO TALK. OFFICERS TOOK HER BACK TO THE POLICE STATION TO FEED HER AND CARE FOR HER UNTIL THEY COULD FIND HER MOM AND DAD. AFTER HOURS OF MEDIA COVERAGE AND CANVASSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD, A MAN IDENTIFYING HIMSELF AS THE FATHER OF THE CHILD HAS CALLED 911, REPORTING HIS DAUGHTER MISSING. OFFICERS ARE STILL LOOKING INTO THE FACTS SURROUNDING THIS INCIDENT. WE HAVE CONTACTED DHS SO THEY’VE BEEN NOTIFIED. ELISE: BUT OFFICERS SAY THESE SITUATIONS CAN HAPPEN. THESE TIPS FROM THE AMERICAN ACADAMY OF PEDIATRICS CAN HELP PARENTS KEEP KIDS FROM WANDERING. BE SURE TO SECURE YOUR HOME, REGARDLESS OF YOUR CHILD’S AGE. SHUT AND LOCK DOORS THAT LEAD OUTSIDE. YOU CAN REINFORCE THIS WITH DOOR AND WINDOW ALARMS, THAT WILL SOUND AND ALERT YOU A KID MAY BE ON THE MOVE. IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND, ELISE HAAS, KOIN 6 NEWS. JENNY: WE’RE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TEENAGE BOY WHO DROWNED IN LACAMAS LAKE IN CAMAS.

3 thoughts on “Wandering toddler reunited with father in Portland

  1. How do you not know your three year olds missing for hours please put him in jail and take that baby somewhere because there is no way in the world that my three-year-old would be missing for hours and I just call 911 whatever

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