A 13-month-old boy was located Tuesday after wandering out of his home through an open patio door.
Nelson police say they were called to Mill and Ward Streets where a resident had found the child on the street.
He was turned over to police, and soon after a babysitter arrived at the police station.
Sgt. Paul Burkart says the Ministry of Children and Family took over care of the child from police and returned him to his family after workers spoke with his parents.