Mother arrested after 2-year-old found wandering in intersection

BURTON — The Burton Police Department found a 2-year-old alone in the intersection of Genesee and Lapeer roads at 3:45 am, Thursday.

Police canvassed the area knocking on doors until they found the mother at approximately 10:40 a.m. She was placed under arrested and has been lodged I the Genesee County Jail.

Charges are pending, said police.

Officers arrived on scene and had EMS evaluate the child. The child was then taken to Hurley Medical Center as a precaution. The child was unharmed, according to a statement by the Burton Police Department.

The Burton Police are working with Children’s Protective Services to assure the children are released to a safe environment. — G.G.