WISCONSIN RAPIDS - A
Wood County agency took custody of an 18-month-old boy this week who
was found wandering about a block away from his home while his
The toddler will be
turned over to a relative, a news outlet reports.
A care worker
spotted the boy wandering around the Thousand Oaks Trailer Park in
Wisconsin Rapids on Friday morning. The child was wearing a
short-sleeved shirt, diaper and one sock, Police Lt. Brian
Officers went to
the boy's home and woke the father, who didn't know his son was
missing. Wood County Human Services took custody of the boy and will
turn him over to a responsible relative, Krzykowski said.
It was the second
case in a week in which a Wood County child was left unsupervised.
A Marshfield man
told police he found a 2-year-old girl walking outside alone on
Wednesday about 2:15 a.m. She was barefoot and in pajamas.
Police found that
the father, a 35-year-old Marshfield man, had left his daughter
unsupervised for about an hour. The girl was turned over to her
grandparents, and police have asked prosecutors to charge the man
with child neglect.