Around 20 minutes after the school worker called police, a case worker with Children’s Services also asked police to do a welfare check on Takoda, the dispatch records show.
Police noted in the dispatch records that there was “no answer at the door” when they responded and the call was closed.
More than a year later, on May 14, 2019, Takoda’s mother called and asked for police to check on his welfare at the Kensington address.
Takoda’s mother, Robin Collins, told police she believed McLean “is actively abusing him” and asked that officers speak to the child alone, dispatch records show.
Takoda’s mother said McLean yelled at the child, “saying he hates the child,” and added, if Takoda’s mother “does not come to get him, something bad is going to happen,” the records read.
The dispatch center logs noted that “Takoda is being taken care of and still has behavioral issues.”
The dispatch center logs also noted that Takoda’s mother “was given no custodial rights, but he still allows Takoda to speak with her.” Dispatchers attempted to follow up with Takoda’s mother by phone after the welfare check “but there was no answer.”
We are seeking comment about the dispatch logs from Dayton police.
Montgomery County Children Services spokesman Kevin Lavoie said, “While we cannot discuss confidential case information, Montgomery County Children Services takes all reports of child abuse very seriously. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement as part of their investigation.”