Missing Cartersville Toddler Found Mile from Home with Family Dog

The following information was supplied by the Cartersville police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The parents of a Windfield Drive toddler had a serious scare on Friday night when their daughter went missing for more than an hour.

A Cartersville police department officer reported that he was dispatched to the home at 6:52 p.m. on a call about a missing juvenile. He met with the mother, who said her 2-year-old daughter was missing.

She had been inside with the child's father while the toddler was outside in the front yard playing, with a friend watching. But just before 7 p.m. she went outside and asked where her daughter was. Her friend said she thought the girl was inside with her mother.

The mother went inside to tell the child's father, and they began checking around the home for their missing daughter.

At 7:44 p.m., a witness saw a little girl matching the description of the missing girl, walking with a black dog in the are of Vinyard Apartments – a mile from her home. The witness contacted a neighbor, who called Bartow 911. The child's parents confirmed that was their daughter, and she and the dog were reunited with her mother.

Man in Hospital Victim of Home Break-In

A man who has been in the hospital in Smyrna since March 8 became a victim of a break-in at his home, Cartersville police learned on March 29.
At 2:46 p.m., an officer was called to the Baker Street home because several windows were broken. The homeowner's sister told the officer a neighbor called to tell her about the busted windows.
Two windows were busted and the back door was unlocked, though her brother confirmed locking it when he left for the hospital. The siblings' mother had checked the home on March 26 at 1:30 p.m., and everything was fine. It wasn't known if anything was taken from the home because the homeowner was in the hospital.
The officer notified the housing authority, and a representative secured the broken windows and locked up the house.

Incident & Accident Reports

The documents, including incident and accident reports, were provided by the  Cartersville Police Department. Cartersville Patch assumes the reports are error free and apologizes in advance for any incorrect information.

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