Two children were located walking alone on the street early this morning in Oshawa.

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at approximately 2:45 a.m., a motorist called the Durham Regional Police Service after almost hitting a child who was running naked on the street in central Oshawa.

At approximately 2:55 a.m., officers located a male child running westbound on King Street West, just west of Park Road South. The child was naked, without shoes but was unharmed and in good spirits. The child was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Officers began canvassing the immediate area in an attempt to obtain a home address for the child. The temperature was approximately 25 degrees Celsius. At approximately 3:18 a.m., a second male child was located walking eastbound on Saguenay Avenue near Park Road. This child was clothed and wearing shoes. He was unharmed and in good spirits and also taken to hospital as a precaution. The children were siblings and aged three and five.

Just before 4 a.m., officers located the mother of both children in an unsecure apartment in the area. The Durham Children’s Aid Society was contacted and attended.

The DRPS urges all parents of young children to keep their homes secure. Please pay special attention in these hot summer months to ensure windows, doors and all screens are secured.