The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 23, 2012

Boy, 2, found unattended, twice

Mom, grandma face charges

MIFFLINBURG — Two women were charged Monday after a motorist discovered a toddler walking along Route 45 just east of Mifflinburg and then returned him home only to discover the 2-year-old boy outside unattended again a day later.

State police said that Marcia Cooney, a motorist on Route 45, notice the boy walking along Route 45 near the Raup’s Funeral Home around 5 p.m. on July 12. Seeing no adult with the toddler, she stopped her car, put the four-way flashers on and then took the boy to a home at 8580 Old Turnpike Road, where she knocked on a window to get the occupant’s attention. Felina Robbins answered the knock, took the boy, then immediately began to scold him.

The next day, Cooney was driving to work around 7 a.m. when she noticed the child outside by himself again. She stopped and discovered the child sitting by himself on a front porch with a package of hamburger buns. She called police and waited 40 minutes for a trooper arrive. Cooney told police that while she waited for the trooper to arrive, no adult came outside to find out what she wanted or check on the child.

For more details, see Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Item.

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