GREEN BAY — A Green Bay woman is facing child neglect charges after police say she went to a bar and left her two young children alone.
According to a Green Bay Police Department news release, Officer Kendal Herwald was on patrol Saturday evneing assisting in the search for a driver who fled on foot during a traffic stop, when he came upon the non-verbal 6-year-old in the Pine Street parking ramp.
Herwald brought the child to his squad car to get him out of the cold, with a recorded temperature of 20-degrees.
He then took the child back to the Police Department where he accessed the Department’s record’s management system to ID the child.
Once the boy’s address was found, officers were sent to the child’s home where they found a 4-year-old sibling left alone.
Police were able to contact the mother, a 25-year-old Green Bay woman, who they say was at a bar and claimed that she had left the children with a babysitter, who when interviewed, told officers, she was never contacted.
The mother was jailed and faces two charges of neglecting a child and a probation violation.
“This could’ve ended in tragedy. We must recognize our officer’s quick actions on the matter and the work by our crime analysis division to identify non-verbal residents when reported to the Green Bay Police by their family members. This resource has proven to be very useful related to this most recent incident,” Commander Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Department.