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Stratford Couple Charged After Child, 2, Found Wandering The Streets

Wendy Canfield
Wendy Canfield Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department
Thomas Yemm
Thomas Yemm Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department

STRATFORD, Conn. — Two Stratford parents were arrested Oct. 6, after a jogger found their two-year-old child wandering the streets at 6:30 a.m., police said.

Thomas Yemm, 62, and Wendy Canfield, 51, were each charged with risk of injury to a minor, police said.

The child was taken in by a neighbor until police arrived.

According to neighbors interviewed by officers, this is not the first time the child has wandered off, police said.

The child was placed in the care of the Department of Children and Families.

Yemm and Canfield are scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 18.

No other details were available Wednesday.

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