In 24 hours officers respond to three separate incidents of small children wandering alone

By: Cecile Juliette Email
By: Cecile Juliette Email

In a 24 hour period, police say three small children have been found wandering the streets of Grand Junction and Fruita - scared and alone.

According to police, the most recent case involved a toddler, possibly three years old, found wandering early Tuesday morning. They say the child was shirtless, and discovered running on North Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

Grand Junction Police say a passerby called authorities and the child was able to show police where she lived, but when they tried to make contact, no one answered the door.

The toddler was handed over to Child Protective Services, and an investigation is pending.

Authorities say another child was found wandering late Monday night in Fruita, and Monday afternoon, yet another child was found in front of Fire Station 3 on 25 1/2 Road.


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  • by pam Location: fruita on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    I was in fruita when that little one was with police at the c store. that mother should be beaten for letting a child that close to an Interstate at midnight.
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