December 21, 2014

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Mom guilty in case of wandering child

ELYRIA — The Elyria mother whose 3-year-old child was found walking down the road alone four times was found guilty Tuesday of child endangering in Elyria Municipal Court.

Latasha Andrewski, 33, was sentenced to pay $444 in fines and court costs, according to court records. A 30-day jail sentence was suspended on the condition that Andrewski has no further incidents for two years.

Andrewski was charged with two counts of child endangering after her arrest Feb. 14, when police officers found her 3-year-old son in the area of East Avenue and Sixth Street at 9:10 a.m.

Police said it was 35 degrees outside and the boy was dressed in shorts, a T-shirt and rubber boots.

Andrewski was cited for child endangering Feb. 13 for a similar incident. Police said Andrewski was sleeping and she was surprised her son had gotten outside.

The boy was also found alone twice before — once while in the care of his father, police said.

Andrewski’s second child endangering charge was dismissed in court Tuesday.