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Boy Found Alone on Street, Mom Arrested: Police



    Boy Found Alone on Street, Mom Arrested: Police

    A Delaware County woman was arrested after police say her young son was found wandering the streets alone.

    On Friday, around 8:45 a.m., police responded to the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in the Garden City section of Nether Providence for a report of a small child walking around the neighborhood in a t-shirt and shorts. The temperature was only 28 degrees at the time.

    When police arrived, the caller directed them to a home on Pennsylvania Avenue where they spotted a front door open and heard a boy yelling. Police found the 3-year-old boy and determined that he had been left alone at the house.

    The child was taken to the Nether Providence Police Department and officials with Children and Youth Services were contacted.

    Shortly before 10 a.m., police found the boy’s mother, 32-year-old Shavon Buckley. Buckley was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.

    Buckley’s 3-year-old son as well as her other child were both placed in the care of a relative.