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In Wilkes-Barre, Police Investigate After Children Are Left Alone

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WILKES-BARRE -- Wilkes-Barre police are investigating two separate cases of young children being left unattended.

"I couldn't leave my kids for a minute. Not at all. It's either me or my wife, we don't even have babysitters, it's just me or her,” said Robert Solomon of Wilkes-Barre.

A five-year-old was found wandering alone on Hazle Street early Thanksgiving morning.

Norberto Ogando was arrested, charged with leaving the child alone so he could go to a bar.

"It's not safe. Anywhere you go, it's not safe for a kid to be wandering around,” said Haseam Little in Wilkes-Barre.

On Saturday, four siblings, ages seven, five, and three, were found alone in a home on North Sherman Street with another child, between the ages of six and eight.

Police say they couldn't find the parents or guardians.

"They should get locked up because if you do that, if they're little, they don't know how to eat, they don't know how to get food so they die,” said eight-year-old Shantavia Jones of Wilkes-Barre.

"I can't believe people do stuff like that, not this day and age. It's hard to believe,” said Solomon.


      • Marie Stoves

        This has nothing g to do with paterno. This is 2 cases of child neglect and endangerment. Child services most DEFINITELY needs to retain custody of these children.

      • Truth

        I continue to read your comments on news stories and you really are an idiot. You relate EVERYTHING to Paterno/Penn State etc. You need to move on with your pathetic life It’s concerning that you are so obsessed with the entire Scandal to the point where it seems you have a problem! Make a relative comment and move on. Loser.

      • Truth

        As a matter of fact, I also remember that you made a statement on another story in which you threw stones at Paterno and praised Sandusky for being the “martyr” who knew nothing of what was going on. This leads me to believe that you don’t even know anything about the scandal. Sandusky was the perp. Educate yourself.

    • Truth

      Unfortunately, there was just a story on WNEP that Luzerne County C&Y were just issued ANOTHER provisional license due to the high number of complaints they receive!

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