Police arrested a 26-year-old Penn Yan woman following an investigation.
Rebecca Thompson, age 26, of Penn Yan was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
According to police, a passerby reported seeing a toddler on North Avenue, wandering without a guardian.
The child escaped without Thompson’s knowledge and wandered into the road. A passerby located the child and returned them to the residence.
Police said Thompson was issued an appearance ticket for the child endangerment charge.
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