Grand jury declines to indict man after Dayton 17-month-old went missing for hours

DAYTON — A Montgomery County grand jury decided not to indict a man previously arrested after a 17-month-old baby went missing for about four hours earlier this month.

The incident had prompted Dayton police to request an Amber Alert.

Robert Streety, 51, was arrested July 8, after he brought the baby back to the home. He had previously been facing a felony child endangering charge.

Officers responded to the 400 block of South Broadway after the child was reported missing around 7:30 a.m.

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Lt. Matthew Beavers said a man, who has watched the child before, was seen getting into a vehicle with the child. No one had been able to make contact with the man and there were circumstances in the case that prompted a large police presence, Beavers said.

“We had everybody out here looking for him,” Beavers said, adding that they were able to review surveillance video in the neighborhood as part of the investigation.

Initial emergency dispatch traffic indicated officers had been searching the areas around South Broadway, Germantown and McCall streets for the child.

Beavers said police are trying to piece together what happened between the time the child was reported missing and the time he returned with the child around 11:45 a.m.