Donations pour in after missing baby found, dad arrested – ktvz v gashi kenga e zagrebit

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A day after 1-year-old Bradley Thomas was rescued from the woods off China Hat Road, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has received donations from nearly a dozen people. Toys, blankets, shoes, clothing and diapers have been dropped off at the sheriff’s office in Bend and the Redmond Police Department.

"It pulled on my heart stings a little bit, to see a child in need and know that my kids are blessed with lots of clothes and toys," Aman said. They didn’t think twice about trying to share them with someone else, so we gathered them all up and brought them in."

An Ohio man living in an SUV south of Bend with his girlfriend and their 1-year-old son was arrested on several charges Thursday. Officials said he left the baby alone in the woods while he looked for the woman, prompting an extensive six-hour search that found the child in good condition.

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 6:15 a.m. to the 21100 block of Sholes Road south of Bend after the man identified as Brandon M. Blouin, 25, of Belpre, Ohio, came out of the woods and showed up at the caller’s property, asking for police, Bailey said.

Blouin was arrested Thursday afternoon by sheriff’s detectives on charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment, second-degree child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor and third-degree assault — the latter charge stemming from “an injury that we believe Bradley suffered while in Blouin’s care," Bailey said in a news release.

“We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of assistance we received from other public safety partners and the community during this incident,” Bailey wrote, listing the Deschutes and Crook counties’ Sheriff’s Search and Rescue units, Bend police and fire departments, AirLink, the Oregon National Guard, Deschutes National Forest fire crews, Deschutes County 911 “and the many private property owners in the area who assisted by searching their land.”

"New or lightly used essential items such as toys, clothes, blankets, etc will be collected at our office during business hours starting tomorrow morning," the post said. "DCSO will coordinate getting all donated items to Bradley next week."

A day after 1-year-old Bradley Thomas was rescued from the woods off China Hat Road, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has received donations from nearly a dozen people. Toys, blankets, shoes, clothing and diapers have been dropped off at the sheriff’s office in Bend and the Redmond Police Department.

"It pulled on my heart stings a little bit, to see a child in need and know that my kids are blessed with lots of clothes and toys," Aman said. They didn’t think twice about trying to share them with someone else, so we gathered them all up and brought them in."

An Ohio man living in an SUV south of Bend with his girlfriend and their 1-year-old son was arrested on several charges Thursday. Officials said he left the baby alone in the woods while he looked for the woman, prompting an extensive six-hour search that found the child in good condition.

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 6:15 a.m. to the 21100 block of Sholes Road south of Bend after the man identified as Brandon M. Blouin, 25, of Belpre, Ohio, came out of the woods and showed up at the caller’s property, asking for police, Bailey said.

Blouin was arrested Thursday afternoon by sheriff’s detectives on charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment, second-degree child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor and third-degree assault — the latter charge stemming from “an injury that we believe Bradley suffered while in Blouin’s care," Bailey said in a news release.

“We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of assistance we received from other public safety partners and the community during this incident,” Bailey wrote, listing the Deschutes and Crook counties’ Sheriff’s Search and Rescue units, Bend police and fire departments, AirLink, the Oregon National Guard, Deschutes National Forest fire crews, Deschutes County 911 “and the many private property owners in the area who assisted by searching their land.”

"New or lightly used essential items such as toys, clothes, blankets, etc will be collected at our office during business hours starting tomorrow morning," the post said. "DCSO will coordinate getting all donated items to Bradley next week."