Update from MCPD: A parent/guardian for the child has been located.
Third District Officers Investigating Case of Found Child; Ask for Public’s Help to Locate Parents or Guardians
For Immediate Release: Friday, July 16, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD – Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Third District Station are attempting to locate the parents or guardians of a male child who is believed to be three or four years of age and who was found unattended outside in the 1700 block of January Drive in White Oak.
Yesterday evening (Thursday, July 15), at 10:28 pm, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call regarding an unattended child outside in the 1700 block of January Drive.
Responding officers located the child and with the assistance of residents, attempted to locate any parents or guardians in the area. No parents or guardians were located during that time and the child was transported to the 3rdDistrict Station. The child is currently being cared for by police until his parents or guardians can be located.
Officers are releasing a photograph of the child to the public and are asking that anyone who recognizes this child to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.