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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Two Young Children On East Side Taken Into Care

The Police Department's  Family Protection Unit was called to the Park Place Apartments off Hickey Road after two young children under the age of 5, a boy and a girl, were discovered alone in less than ideal conditions. 

They were taken to the Regional Hospital to be examined for malnourishment and dehydration. There was hardly any food in the apartment.

The call came after police were told children had been screaming inside the apartment and not for the first time. They were found without proper clothing on, one was wearing a dirty diaper. 

CHSJ News has learned there have been previous complaints about children screaming for long periods of time and Social Development had been to the apartment before. 

Police were on the scene all afternoon, well into the evening.

The mother is expected to be charged.