FREMONT – The Fremont Police department responded to a pair of calls involving children yesterday, resulting in one arrest and two citations.
Around noon on Tuesday, Fremont Police received a report of two toddlers walking down a neighborhood street unaccompanied. Police responded and discovered two children aged 2 and 3 years old, walking unsupervised in the 100 block of south Logan Street. Fortunately, the children were uninjured and in generally good condition. The children apparently left their residence while the woman caring for them was sleeping. That woman, age 34, of Fremont was cited on suspicion of child abuse and neglect.
Later on Tuesday evening, police cited another Fremont woman, age 40, for allowing an unlicensed person to drive, following a traffic stop in the 2000 block of west 16th Street. A 15-year-old male was driving at the time, and did not have an operator’s license or learner’s permit. He was cited for no operator’s license and no valid registration. The adult woman was cited for allowing him to drive, knowing he did not have a license or permit.
Even when teaching a child to drive, the child must have a valid learner’s permit and the vehicle being operated must be licensed, registered and insured.
We have chosen not to identify the women arrested/cited in order to protect the identities of the minor children involved.