Police: Mother arrested after 2-year-old child found wandering around alone

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A woman is facing charges after police say her child was found wandering outside without supervision.

Police say the 2-year-old was found wandering outside on Deer Run Drive at around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The child’s mother, 21-year-old Victoria Lapan was found sleeping in a nearby apartment. Police say Lapan was unaware that the child left the apartment.

One neighbor says they aren’t surprised.

“They play down in traffic and we’ve mentioned it before, where are the parents?” Terry Lewis said. “Someone could kidnap them you know?”

Lewis says he’s happy someone finally called police.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Lapan was issued an appearance ticket to appear in court at a later date.

Police say the child is staying with other family members while the Washington County Child Protective Services investigates.

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