Mother charged after 4-year-old found wandering W. Embargo St.

Published Jun 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

A 30-year-old mother has been charged with a misdemeanor after law enforcers said her 4-year-old was spotted wandering alone outside.

Police said Sarah J. Thurston, of West Embargo Street, fell asleep inside her home and her 4-year-old son somehow got outside in the 100 block. Police said someone found the child and called 9-1-1 at about 10:38 a.m.

“Someone called police that there was a young child wandering the streets,” explained Captain Timothy J. Bates.

Police responded to the scene, found the boy and returned him home. Thurston is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, authorities stated. She is scheduled to appear in City Court.