CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - A Cuyahoga Falls mother was arrested after police said her 4-year-old daughter was reported alone and crying in their front yard Thursday morning.
Police said they responded to a call for a girl wandering and crying on Elmwood Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Nathan Avenue at 4:37 a.m. Once there, officers discovered the young girl in tears standing with a next-door neighbor.
The 4-year-old girl said that her mother left, according to police.
Officers found the house open and when searching inside found no one home.
Police were unable to locate an immediate family member or relative to care for the girl, so she was brought to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.
The child is now in temporary custody of the Summit County Child Services Board.
Police said they identified the child’s mother as 30-year-old Colleen Testa, issued a warrant for her arrest and then took her into custody at about 7:30 a.m.
According to police, another daughter of Testa's, who is 9 years old, was found at another address in the city. She was being supervised by an adult.
Testa is facing a first degree misdemeanor charge of endangering children.
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