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Suffolk County Police Find 2-Year-Old Boy Wandering Alone In Smithtown

SMITHTOWN, NY (CBSNewYork) — A 2-year-old boy who was found wandering alone on Long Island has been reunited with his parents.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall: Parents Not Charged

Suffolk County police discovered the toddler wandering by himself after he was spotted by a motorist just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday near Terry Road and Town Line Court in Smithtown.

Police tracked down the boy’s parents after sending out a reverse 911 call using the county’s CodeRED system. The call was sent out at 6:24 a.m. Thursday to every home within a half-mile radius of where the child was found.

“It was early in the morning, they hadn’t checked the baby’s room and when they got that phone call they checked and realized it was indeed their son that had got out of the front door,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said.

The boy’s parents called police three minutes later.

Officials said the child walked out of the home while his parents were asleep.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports: Rude Awakening For Smithtown Parents

No criminal charges will be filed, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

It was the first time the CodeRED system was activitated in a case involving a child.

  • CK Hall

    really? the child is 2 and probably climbed out of the crib and got out the door. I take it none of you have little kids. The folks that comment here are so judgmental it is mind boggling.

  • schmed

    Was the kid’s name Laqueesha or something like that ?

  • Lori B

    Wait a minute… while as a mother of a 2 year old myself, this terrifies me, I don’t think we need to pile on these parents, yet. Two year olds are capable of waking up, opening and unlocking doors, so should we demonize these parents for sleeping at night??? That is all the information we have at this point. If it turns out the parent left the door unlocked, well, who hasn’t done that accidentally after a long day of chasing a 2 year old after a long day at work? If they were high on drugs or drunk, I will change my tune, but we don’t know enough to say that these parents were “endangering the welfare of a child” or that they “don’t care.”

  • TC

    This is sick! There are woman that cant have children and they want kids so bad___ and you get people that just dont care.

    • Embrace Love

      I cant have kids but if I could they sure in the heck wouldn’t be left alone or wandering around
      they deserve prison time, mom dad grand ma aunt all of the people who visit and know this child was being neglected
      nasty loser parents make me sick

      • m

        so much for embracing love

  • Neerod Sllew Onidalap

    I’ve seen that kid before standing on that same corner selling weed.

    • Teresa

      really? You saw a 2year old standing on that corner selling weed? Where did he put his money, in his pull up?

      • m

        Where does he keep his product? …eeeew

  • Doreen Wells Paladino

    How about endangering the welfare of a child?? And i would hardly call Terry or Townline Road a ‘city’ street but that child could have easily wandered into what is a busy road. Awful – I don’t care what there excuse is or was!

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