The Bentonville Police Deparatment concluded its investigation after a child was found in the roadway near SE S Street and SE 14th Street Tuesday (Nov. 19). The person who called dispatch said the child belonged at the Posh Tot Learning Academy at 2000 SE 14th Street, according to police.
The investigation determine the two and a half year old child most likely got out through an open gate in the back yard. Police said once he got out of the first gate, he went through a second one leading into a parking area just off SE S Street.
According to police, they believe the outer gate was left open after the trash was picked up that day, and the inner gate may have been unintentionally opened by children playing nearby.
Chief Jon Simpson said the police department took steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The Department of Human Services were also done after Posh Tots staff self reported the incident to their licensing representatives.
At this point, there is no evidence to support any criminal charges related to this investigation.