LEBANON, Missouri- On Tuesday, Lebanon police report a man was trying to get random people to take care of a child. They say the investigation began when an officer received a dispatch call requesting a welfare check located on Rainbow Drive in the city.
“I received information from the Camden County Sheriff’s office that two subjects, male and female, unknown age or address were arrested on April 10, 2017 and had left their child with a 33 year-old man from Lebanon, Missouri. I conducted a welfare check on the child, unknown age white male from Camdenton, Missouri, and informed Camden Sheriff’s Office that the child was fine,” the officer said in the report.
Afterwards, the officer received another call from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office saying that the man had been calling random people trying to get others to take the child.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office requested the LPD to return to the above location and stay with the child until local DFS could respond to the incident.
Division of Family Services arrived and took custody when it was determined the caregiver was not wanting any custody responsibility of the child, the report said.
The age of the child was not included in the report.