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Police arrest woman, say she left son alone



Published: Mon, July 18, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- A South Side woman was arrested early Sunday after police say her 6-year-old son had been left alone at home as punishment.

Yolanda Hargrove, 29, of Glenwood Avenue, faces one count of child endangerment. Her son was found by a passing motorist in the 400 block of Glenwood, according to a report.

Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a Youngstown woman driving north on Glenwood saw a boy standing in the street crying, the report shows. During the half-hour she spoke to the boy, he told the woman that his mother had beaten him and locked him in the house because he spilled paint, and that he managed to climb out a window, the report says.

The driver said she found the boy bleeding on his left wrist and that he had swelling on his left cheek and lips, according to the report. She then took the boy to the Youngstown Police Department.

From there, the boy was taken to Forum Health Northside Medical Center's pediatric emergency unit. He was placed in the custody of the Children Service Board.

Hargrove told police that she smacked her son's hand and left him alone around 2 p.m. Saturday as a "time out," the report states. She was brought back to her residence several hours later and realized he was missing, the report shows.

The boy's condition was unavailable.




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