Young boy found wandering along Overland Avenue in Duquesne
Duquesne police used social media to locate the parents of a young boy found wandering Wednesday morning on Overland Avenue.
But Allegheny County Office Child, Youth and Family took custody of the boy after his father and mother’s boyfriend were arrested when they came to the police station, according to information provided on the department’s Facebook page.
The mother is not facing charges.
The boy, who appeared to be about 3 years old, was found by himself about 10 a.m. on Overland Avenue. Police posted his photo on Facebook, which generated many calls to the department with information.
Police were able to contact the boy’s father, a 35-year-old McKeesport man. Police say he showed up at the station smelling of alcohol and appearing to be intoxicated.
Police said he became aggressive. At one point, they say he ran out into the parking lot and threatened to beat up another person. The man was taken into custody for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The mother and her current boyfriend, a 38-year-old man also from McKeesport, arrived at the police station.
Police said the boyfriend was supposed to be watching the boy when the child wondered off. The man told police he may have fallen asleep.
The boyfriend was taken into custody on several active warrants. He became combative in the cell block and was searched. Police found suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his pocket, according to the department.
He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, drug possession and resisting arrest.
Police did not release the names of either man. Police didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment from the Trib.
Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .