A report will be filed with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office after a four-year-old child was found walking alone down State Road 8 in the area of County Road 1100 East.
The person who made the call picked up the child and waited until an officer arrived at the scene. The officer attempted to locate the child’s home but was unsuccessful. The officer also could not find the child’s parents, so the child’s custody was turned over to the Department of Child Services, according to a press release.
Officers later located the mother at her residence that was not far from where the child was initially found. Officers took her statement and the statement of a 19-year-old person that was reportedly in the house with the child. The Starke County Prosecutor will review the report.