White Lake Toddler Found Walking Alone Along M-59
The following information was supplied by the White Lake Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.
White Lake Police were called to the area of M-59 near JCPenney June 19 after receiving several calls from drivers about a small child walking along the road. One motorist stopped and waited with the child until police arrived.
When police arrived on the scene, Lt. Don Nankervis said officers took the child to a nearby apartment complex and asked to see if anyone recognized the child, but no one did.
The child, a 3-year-old, was taken back to the station where he stayed with officers. A little while later, police received a call about a missing child. The mother was informed that her child was at the station, according to the report.
The mother, 26, picked the child up. According to the report, she said the man staying with the family put the child to sleep for a nap while the mother was asleep. The man then left the house to run errands. When he returned 45 minutes later he noticed the child was gone.
Nankervis said the child was turned over to the mother.
Child nearly drowns at Highland Recreation Area
Police were called to Highland Recreation Area following a drowning incident June 20 at 1:30 p.m.
According to the report, a group of parents were hanging out in the gazebo area near the beach while their kids and a babysitter were by the water.
The report states one of the parents noticed a 2-year-old face down in the water. The child was pulled from the water, looked purple, and was not breathing. Nankervis said one of the parents started CPR, and the child was revived.
The child was transported to Huron Valley Hospital for observation, but is expected to be OK.
Officer puts out car fire
White Lake Officer Jon Kirken stopped to help a 16-year-old driver who was pulled over alongside M-59 because their car was emitting smoke.
According to the report, when Kirken opened the hood of the 1996 Buick Regal, the inside was on fire. Kirken grabbed the extinguisher and was able to fully put out the fire.
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