Mother arrested, Good Samaritan finds wandering toddler

Harlingen Police Department: Kassandra Lorraine Alonzo

A 23-year-old mother was taken into custody after her toddler was found alone in a park.

A resident at the Sundance Apartments called Harlingen police after they saw the 2-year-old alone.

Police said it took Kassandra Lorraine Alonzo, the child TMs mother, an hour to return to the apartment complex park to pick up her child.

The resident said they searched for the boy TMs mother for thirty minutes before calling police.

Alonzo was arrested at the scene and taken to the City Jail.

The 2-year-old was taken to Alonso TMs grandmother.

Child Protective Services was notified about the incident.

Alonzo was charged with abandonment/endanger to a child.