Father arrested after toddlers found wandering streets

Allen Burke

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A York County father has been charged with child neglect after his two children, ages 2 and 4, were found wandering the streets last week.

According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 2900 block of Kiln Creek Parkway around 1 p.m. Thursday, after reports of two toddlers wandering the streets without supervision.

Deputies said the 2-year-old was only wearing a diaper and the 4-year-old was wearing a T-shirt and a diaper.

The father, Allen M. Burke, was later found asleep at his residence located in the 100 block of Hedgerow. He was arrested and charged with two counts of felony child neglect.

The children were unharmed and Child Protective Services responded to the scene.

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