Children found in front of Bradford house
South Simcoe police
BRADFORD – The mother of two small children, who were found wandering the street without shoes on Wednesday morning, July 12, has been charged with failing to provide the necessities of life.
South Simcoe police were called to a Britannia Street address just before 8 a.m. after a man found two small boys, ages 1 and 2, wandering in front of his home and called 911. Another neighbour recognized the children, and officers went to their home.
Despite knocking and numerous phone calls to the residence, no one was roused. Police entered the home and found two sleeping adults, along with a five-year-old girl.
A 28-year-old woman, the mother of the 2 boys, was charged with Fail to Provide the Necessities, and was given an August court date.
The children went to stay with other relatives.
It's the second time in a week that a child has wandered away from a home in Bradford. On July 10, a small child spotted crossing the road at Dissette and Jay Sts. was returned unharmed to his parents home after wandering off. Family members had been searching for the child.
Police are reminding the public that toddlers and young children should be supervised at all times. Children can move quickly and travel far distances. Police should be called immediately when a child goes missing.