LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — Police charged a Sewall Street man on Thursday after his 5-year-old child went to another residence on the street and a resident called police.
It was at least the second time since May that the child has been returned to his parents after wandering away, police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Friday.
Police charged Everett Smalley, 51, by summons on a count of endangering the welfare of a child, police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services was again notified of the situation, he said.
The boy lives at 4 Sewall St., and he walked to a house at 20 Sewall St.
The resident didn’t know the child and called police.
In May, the child then 4, walked away from his apartment and went down the road and across Route 133, Steward said. An employee at Ware-Butler lumberyard brought the child into the business to keep him safe and called police.
Smalley was not charged then, he said.