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MCSO Deputies assist three young children left home alone

Press Release

Mount Clemens, MI – On 2/24/24, at approximately 9:15AM, Macomb County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputies were dispatched to Blossom Lane, in Macomb Township, for a report of three young children standing unaccompanied near the street. The children, all under the age of 4, were also inappropriately dressed for the cold weather – no shoes or winter jackets. 


Deputies noted the listed address had children's toys in the yard and the sliding door was open. They performed a welfare check inside the home, revealing no adult present. Dispatch contacted children’s father, who admitted to leaving the children home alone. The children’s father, a 36-year-old male, from Macomb Township, returned to the scene and was taken into custody without incident. He was initially lodged at the Macomb County Jail but has since bonded out.     


The three children were all checked out by medical staff due to the weather conditions. All three were cleared and turned over to their mother.  


“I am appalled at the decision of the suspect to leave his very young children home alone, to fend for themselves,” stated Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “We are so thankful for the good Samaritan who initially stopped and tended to these children until Deputies arrived.” 



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