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Toddler wanders off 2nd time in 2 weeks

For the second time in two weeks, a Marion toddler wandered away from his home in the 400 block of S. Cedar St., but Marion police are not talking about it.

“We won’t be releasing any information since the incident involves a juvenile and I don’t anticipate any criminal case being filed at this time,” police chief Clinton Jeffrey said. “We have contacted the Department for Children and Families to provide the family with assistance to help prevent this type of incident from happening again.”

Unlike the previous incident, this time the 2-year-old crossed a street. He was found in the 300 block of S. Lincoln St.

According to scanner transmissions, a grandmother retrieved him.

When he wandered away Feb. 1, neighbors called police after they saw him wearing warm pajamas and carrying a blanket and a teddy bear. He was less than 100 feet from his home.

Last modified Feb. 17, 2022