Boy, 3, found wandering streets of Queen Anne

Boy, 3, found wandering streets of Queen Anne
The West Queen Anne neighborhood where the tyke was spotted wandering after dark.
SEATTLE - Police were called in after a 3-year-old was found wandering the streets of Queen Anne at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived at the scene, at 9th Avenue West and West Galer Street, and took protective custody of the child, who was wearing a blue sweatshirt, a diaper, pants and wool socks.

Police said the boy appeared to be in good condition and was "quite rambunctious" - but was unable to provide any helpful information to the officers.

The officers turned on the flashers of their patrol car to draw attention, in hopes of locating the boy's parents. But they had no luck.

Finally, the officers returned to the West Precinct with the child and notified 911 to contact them if the parents called.

After two hours passed with no calls, the child was turned over to a Child Protective Services caseworker. Meanwhile, the officers returned to the area and continued their canvass in hopes of locating the parents.

At 11:40 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a frantic call from the child’s grandmother.

According to the grandmother, the young boy was put to bed for the evening. The grandparents then began to watch a movie on TV.

Sometime during the movie, the boy was able to crawl out of his ground-floor bedroom window and walk about three blocks before he was spotted.

After the movie was finished, the boy’s grandmother went to check on him and discovered that he was gone. She looked around the bedroom, found the open window and immediately called 911.

Officers and CPS personnel responded to the grandparents' home address and conducted an investigation. After an extensive interview, the boy was returned to the relieved grandparents.