Gillette Woman Cited for Endangering
A 37-year-old female was cited for child endangerment after her 4-year-old son was found walking on the roadway near Gurley Avenue.
According to Detective Sgt. Eric Dearcorn, officers responded to the area just after 12:30 Thursday afternoon. The child told them he had been left at home alone and then led the officers to where he lived.
A check of the apartment revealed the child was, in fact, alone.
Officers identified the tenant and contacted her by phone. Dearcorn said she told officers she had left the 4-year-old at home approximately an hour earlier while she went to Wal-mart to pick up water for her older children and take it to them at school. The female arrived back at the apartment approximately 30 minutes after she was contacted by phone.
The case has been referred to the Department of Family Services.