Toddler found wandering Temple street

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Temple police report a two year old child is in CPS custody after being spotted wandering in a street early Saturday morning.

Police were called to Bill’s Grill at 1906 South First Street at 3:31 a.m. Saturday and met with the caller who was holding a two year old boy.

She told officers she had been outside the Grill smoking a cigarette when she looked up to see the child walking in the street.

She ran out into the road and grabbed the child and took him back to the restaurant.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene, checked the child out and pronounced him in good health.

The officer took the child to the police department and contacted CPS, which sent a caseworker about 6:00 a.m. to take custody of the child.

Officers report being unable to find the child’s name or any information on who the parents were.

Then later in the morning, at 9:48 a.m. police got a call to the same general area of town regarding a missing child.

Upon arrival they found a woman who they described as being very upset and uncooperative with officers.

As they got her calmed down, she was able to tell the officers that she had left the child in the care of :”three grown adults” when she left the house about 1:00 a.m. and that the child had been sleeping.

She had gone to a local restaurant and when she returned at 8:00 a.m. she could not find the child and began looking for him and yelling for him outside.

That’s when a third party had called police.

Police reports indicate the child found earlier was the woman’s child who was then told that CPS had the child.

Police released her at that time to meet the CPS case manager at the CPS office.

After she left, police learned that she had an active warrant out of Bell County.

Officers then went to the CPS office and discovered that she had never arrived there.

Information on the woman’s status was unavailable Monday morning.

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