Chester Hill, PA – The father of a 4-year-old boy was arrested in Clearfield County on Wednesday after his son had gone missing.

The little boy had been missing from his home in Chester Hill for about two hours Wednesday night. He was found safely about a mile and a half away after crews had searched for more than an hour.

The father reportedly told neighbors that he had been asleep when the child went missing.

Although it’s unclear exactly what charges could be filed, the man was taken into custody after allegedly shouting at state troopers.


We understand that this story and the similar case of the missing 3-year-old girl in Centre County have likely made you feel sad or angry. Here’s how you can help.

These particular kids in today’s news are already in safe care, but there are plenty of children out there who are in similar situations and need your help.

Consider signing up to be a foster parent to provide them the stability that they need.

Foster parents information and services:

**  Pennsylvania Adoption and Fostering

**  Lifespan Family Services

**  Children’s Aid Society

**  Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties

If you cannot be a foster parent, consider these options:

**  Donate to your local foster family or foster group home, such as Pentz Run Youth Services

**  Provide respite care (which is like being a babysitter or emergency contact for a foster family)

**  Become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer to help speak up for for kids, listen to their situations, help them adjust, go to court meetings, and work in their best interests

**  Become a volunteer with any of the adoption/fostering organizations

**  Become a mentor in a program that works with many children in need, including foster kids, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters in Clearfield County or Jefferson County

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