Couple charged with child endangerment after mail carrier finds child wandering the streets

October 19, 2018

ROCHESTER — A borough couple was charged with child endangerment after a boy in their care was found wandering the streets in near-freezing temperatures, police said.

Rochester police received a call around 9:30 a.m. Thursday from a mail carrier who had found a small child walking in the street in the 400 block of Harmony Ave., according to the police report.

The mail carrier told police she found the boy in his bare feet wearing only a polo shirt and pajama pants in the middle of the intersection at Harmony Avenue and Monroe Street. The temperature outside was 35 degrees, police said.

The 17-month-old child was taken to the police station, where he was checked out by paramedics. The boy “appeared to be OK, but was very dirty and cold,” according to the police report.

No one had reported the child missing, so officers contacted Beaver County Emergency Services to do a reverse-911 call to locate the child’s parents, according to the police report. Children and Youth Services was also contacted, police said.

After the reverse call had gone out, Maranda Dunn, 25, called the station to report the child was missing from 184 George St., according to the police report.

Officers went to the home and saw 24-year-old Evan Stevenson leaving to meet his probation officer, Stevenson told police. After officers told Stevenson why they were there, he told police he knew the child was missing.

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