A local man was arrested last week after his toddler ran across a street unattended.
Timothy W. Crawford, 29, of Whitehall, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after police received reports of a two-year-old child in only a diaper running across a street unattended.
The child had run to a playground and a passerby waited there until police arrived.
Crawford was allegedly responsible for the supervision of the child at the time.
Police had to check a number of area residences before locating Crawford in a house across the street from the playground.
He was issued a ticket to appear in court at a later date the case was referred to Child Protective Services.
The case was handled by Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson and Patrolman Tim Hardy.