Dixon Police spent Wednesday morning looking for 3 missing children and they found a lot more than that. The children didn’t get on the bus to school, 2 boys, one girl ages 6,7 and 8.
"We actually issued a child missing alert," says Police Lieutenant, Clay Whelan.
They set up a command station in the Dixon Food Center parking lot. As it turns out the officials were not far off. The children soon made their first appearance coming out of 320 Poplar Street which was just across the street.
The kids had spent the day in a vacant house for sale and they left their mark.
"There was paint either strewn about, cans open and thrown everywhere. Walls were spray painted and glass was broken," Lt. Whelan.
An estimated amount of damage to the tune of $10,000 and there is nothing the police can do about it. The children are too young to face charges
Police say the parents are cooperating and plan to cover the cost of the damage.