On 31 May 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the Brockville Police Service received a call regarding a five year old boy who had been seen in the area of Central Av and Ferguson Dr running in and out of the busy roadway. Witnesses described the boy as appearing confused and panicked. A local resident attempted to assist the boy, but he continued to run randomly about and would not respond to the man.
Within minutes officers were in the area and were able to assist the five year old on Ferguson Dr. His identity was determined and he was quickly and safely returned to his family. The boy was being looked after by a family member who’s attention was briefly elsewhere when the boy left the house and yard on his own.