Officers responded to several incidents involving children in the care of state agencies acting out.
At 4:30 pm, the Flemming County Social Services reported a child missing. They said the child took off because it was upset that the state was removing the child from its grandfather’s custody after the grandfather was accused of abusing a sibling.
Police responded to a Campbell Avenue home and took information for a report.
About an hour later, officers responded to a home for a report of an 8-year-old child in the custody of a relative who was causing a disturbance. The caretaker said the child had cognitive issues and was constantly throwing tantrums and causing issues.
Officers advised the woman about possible medication changes, help available from the juvenile court system, and the possibility to transferring custody to another relative.
Just before 9 pm, a group home reported that a 16-year-old had taken off. The teen returned about forty-five minutes later. Officers consulted with the Juvenile Court, which said there was nothing they could do as no charges had been pressed against the teen.
Officers advised the caretakers to contact CPS to see if the child could be moved to someone else’s care.
Police also responded to Waller Street for a report that two foster children had run away. Officers took information for a report.
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