Emergency responses from Wheaton group homes
Two group homes in Wheaton operated by ChildServ, which supports at-risk children and their families, recorded 61 calls for emergency service between January 2010 and May 2012, reports obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show.
Of the 61 calls, 37 involved missing clients — those who had permission to leave the group home, but didn't return when they said they would. One ChildServ home generated 56 calls, while the other had only five calls.
Of the 37 missing client calls, one person, an 18-year-old girl, was reported missing 12 times while another girl was reported missing six times.
Records show that on May 1, 2011, the 18-year-old also received a ticket for assault.
According to police reports, she was angry about receiving a $3 fine for playing music too loud in the house and attempted to throw a floor lamp at the supervisor who told her about the fine.
Four batteries also were reported at the Roosevelt Road house. Two were client versus client, and one involved a client trying to push a staff member down the stairs.
Police declined to release details on the fourth battery.
Record show that two of the batteries involved a female client.
In November 2010, she was accused of throwing a knife at another resident. In February of that same year, she had been accused of trying to push a staff member down the stairs.
And in December of that year, she was arrested at the house for marijuana possession, reports said.
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