A 4-year-old child wandered away from his home on Chatham Street and sparked a police investigation Tuesday evening as officers worked to track down his family and bring him home.
Police said a Good Samaritan found the boy on Chatham Street around 5:30 p.m. and brought the child to the police station when she was unable to find his parents.
Authorities said the child was healthy and unharmed, but couldn’t tell police his basic information.
Officers went door-to-door on Chatham Street and set up a traffic checkpoint in an effort to find the child’s parents. Meanwhile, the child was taken to Hartford police headquarters.
The boy’s mother approached an officer in the neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. and said her child had been playing in the yard with his siblings and cousins when he wandered off. The older children thought he had gone back inside the house.
Police said the family noticed he was missing when they sat down to dinner around 7:15 p.m.
The child was returned to his mother after the Hartford Police Special Investigations Division completed its investigation.