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Police: Mother arrested for leaving two kids under 3 home alone

Sharisa Vazquez, 22, was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment 1st, two counts of abandonment of a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: RPD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Police in Rochester arrested a woman who left two young children alone in a home for an unknown amount of time.

Officers were called around 12:50 a.m. Sunday to a home on Ridgeway Avenue near Lake Avenue to check on the welfare of people living in the home.

When officers arrived, they found two children - ages 1 1/2 and 3 - alone inside of the home. The officers did not know how long the children had been left home on their own and were taken to Rochester General Hospital.

Police were able to find the mother of the two children. Sharisa Vazquez, 22, was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment 1st, two counts of abandonment of a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Vazquez was arraigned on the charges. Monroe County CPS was also contacted as part of the investigation.

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