Mother arrested after child found in streets

POSTED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 12:44pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

A Child was found wandering the streets while the mom went to a club.

Officers were called to the 2700 block of Columbus on Thursday at 11:40 on a child neglect call. When officers arrived they found a 5-year-old boy who had been found wandering in the street by two passers by. The child told officers he had lost his mom. The child was able to show officers a house on the block where he lived, but when the officers went to the house there was nobody inside the home.

Officers were able to locate the mother, Vanessa Garcia, 25, at Club Alazon. She had left the child at home alone after putting him to bed and went out to eat then to the club. Ms. Garcia was arrested for Endangering/Abandoning a Child 2nd degree felony.


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