A mother was arrested Monday night after police say she left her two children unsupervised, leading to her 2-year-old daughter nearly being struck by a car on a Hanford road.
Lt. George Hernandez said officers responded to the intersection of West Fargo Avenue and Aspen Street at 10:13 p.m. to investigate a report of a lost child. The caller had seen saw a child in the middle of Fargo Avenue while driving in the area and waited with the child until police arrived.
While looking for the girl’s parents, Hernandez said, police found a 10-month-old boy on a porch. Both children were dirty and barefoot. The girl wore a shirt and diaper, and the boy wore only a diaper, Hernandez said.
Police located the mother, 18-year-old Monique Brasel, at a nearby home. She told police she was watching a movie while the children were in the garage unsupervised, Hernandez said. She did not know how they got out of the house.
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Brasel was arrested on two counts of felony endangerment and held on $100,000 bail.