Police were called to a Nancy Street address after a woman reported a three-year-old child was possibly missing.
According to the woman, she was babysitting the child when some children came over to play hide and seek. The woman said she told the child to stay in the yard while she walked inside to get a glass of water, but the child was gone when she returned. The woman said she was unable to look for the child inside her residence because the children that had come over to play hide and seek had stolen her keys and she was now locked out of her home.
The woman admitted being on several medications for pain and, according to the report, appeared dazed and confused.
While being interviewed by the officer, the woman began talking about several things that the officer noted “did not make sense.” The woman was unable to remember if the child was in the house of if she had been picked up by her mother. At one point, the woman began searching on the ground for a cigarette that she said she had dropped, but, according to the officer, the woman had not been smoking.
The woman asked the officer not to call the child’s mother until the residence had been checked.
After getting approval from a supervisor, the officer kicked open the carport door. After failing to locate the child, the officer called the child’s mother. The mother said the woman had not babysat for her child in months because of all the medications she was taking.
When informed that the child was safe, the woman said she felt better knowing the child was home with her family.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
•theft on Marion Lay Street. Two bicycles were reported stolen.
•property damage on Mystic Lane. A woman believes her neighbor deliberately damaged her fence by kicking and breaking two wooden fence slats.
•entering auto on St. Ives Lane. The passenger side window of a 1993 Plymouth Voyager was broken during the overnight hours of Oct. 3. No items were reported missing from inside the vehicle.
•criminal trespass on Whispering Way. A woman called police after finding the front door of her residence had been kicked open. The woman had already moved most of her belongings out of the house and did not notice anything missing.
•damage to property on Williams Street. An air conditioning unit belonging to Arms of Grace Church was damaged after a thief attempted to steal copper from the unit.
•theft of lost or mislaid property on Apperson Drive. A man reported that his identification card issued by the Mexican consulate was missing.