Auburn Police are investigating allegations that a two-year-old child was assaulted while at an Atlanta Highway day care.
The child’s mother became alarmed after picking her child up from day care and finding two scratch marks on the child’s face and a large red mark on his neck. When the mother asked the afternoon day care teacher what had happened, the teacher denied having any knowledge of the injuries.
A daily report sheet from the day care indicated the teacher had noticed the red mark, but did not know what had caused it. The mother attempted to call the child’s morning teacher, but was unable to reach her. The mother then questioned the day care director who said the child had scratched himself when told to come inside from play time.
After speaking with the day care employees, the mother decided to notify police.
Police questioned the child’s morning teacher and the day care director regarding the incident. The morning teacher said the child did not want to come inside from play time and must have accidentally scratched himself. The teacher said the child had “some special needs,” but that she had not touched him in an effort to get him to come indoors.
The child’s mother said her son had not been diagnosed with any problems, but “can be a hand full” when he does not want to do something.
The child’s injuries were photographed and the case turned over to investigators.
Other recent incidents investigated by Auburn Police include:
•unruly juvenile on Chippewa Run. A man called police after his stepson refused to comply with instructions to return home. The stepson’s juvenile probation officer advised that she would take a warrant for the child’s arrest.
•burglary on Union Grove Church Road. A church was burglarized and various pieces of electronics and office equipment were stolen.
•harassing phone calls on Third Avenue. A man said his ex-wife has been repeatedly calling him and causing problems between him and his new wife.
•domestic dispute on Park Place. A woman said her boyfriend accused of her of cheating and then tried to leave the house with her son. The boyfriend, who is not the child’s father, was advised that he did not have any parental rights and could not take the child without the mother’s consent.
•theft by taking on Third Street. Two air conditioning units were stolen from church property.
•burglary on Parks Mill Road. An apartment was entered, but no items were reported missing.
•damaged mailbox on Brookfield Drive. A man accidentally damaged his neighbor’s mailbox and agreed to pay for the damages.
•damage to property on Atlanta Highway. A vehicle was damaged while parked outside a restaurant.