SCITUATE (CBS) – Two toddlers were found wandering alone early Saturday morning in Scituate.
Police said the three-year-old boy and two-year-old girl were found near the intersection of Country Way and Curtis Street around 7:45 a.m.
They were taken to the police department and then the hospital, as a precaution. They were not hurt.
“A reverse 911 call was sent out to residents in an attempt to locate the children’s caretaker and a door to door canvas was initiated,” in the area where the children were found, police said in a statement Saturday afternoon.
A resident told WBZ-TV a newspaper delivery person found the children and the resident called police.
Around 10 a.m., the children’s parents contacted police to report the toddlers missing.
The home where they were staying was about 200 yards from where the children were found.
“The family had arrived hours earlier from out of state, after driving overnight. (The) investigation revealed the parents had taken precautions to child proof the residence for the visit and were aware the three-year-old had recently learned to open doors, they were unaware that the child had the ability to defeat door locks, which had been properly set,” police said.
There have been no charges. Investigators said it didn’t appear to be a case of child neglect.