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Child, 4, Found Wandering Near Queenstown Post Office

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QUEENSTOWN, Md.– Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was found wandering alone in dirty undergarments near the Queenstown Post Office.

Dale Patrick, a spokesman for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office said that on June 11, deputes responded to calls from several concerned citizens who reported a boy, who was dirty, barefoot and carrying a doll, walking alone near the post office on Main Street, several blocks from his home on Aker Road.

Deputies called for medics, who then brought the child to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center for further examination.

The mother, who left the child with a friend to go to the Royal Farms near Route 301, arrived at the hospital, according to Patrick. The caregiver did not know the boy was missing.

“Every couple of months we get [reports of] a few little [children],” Patrick said. “Someone is not used to watching a child or is exhausted. They can slip away quickly.”

Social Services released the child back to his mother and will follow up with the incident later.

No one was charged in the incident, according to Patrick.

 
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