Police: Child Found Wandering Again
ELYRIA, Ohio — A mother was charged with endangering children after her 3-year-old son was found wandering alone for the third time in four months.
According to the Elyria Police Department, officers were called to 6th Street and East Avenue on Wednesday around 11:49 a.m. when a driver reported an unsupervised child in the middle of the road.
Two other people helped the child to the side so he would not be harmed.
When police arrived, they recognized the boy from previous incidents and were able to find his address on file.
They escorted him home, where the back door was found to be open.
Elyria police said Latasha Andrewski, 33, answered their knock in a sleepy state and said she didn’t know her son had left.
The boy was also found wandering alone on Jan. 31, 2011 and Oct. 11, 2012, during which times Andrewski was given warnings.
In addition to the misdemeanor citation issued, Children’s Services was notified.
Andrewski is due in court on Feb. 20.