A child was found wandering in East Windsor early Friday morning as the parents were sleeping and police have charged the father.
An East Windsor resident called 911 at 1:45 a.m. after finding a 1- or 2-year-old child wearing only a diaper wandering on South Water Street, at the intersection with Bridge Street, police said, and officers found the child, who was crying and unable to communicate.
Police then called East Windsor Ambulance, who responded and evaluated the child.
Then the search for the parents began.
Officers from the Windsor Locks Police Department helped East Windsor police as they brought a photo of the child around in the area to locate the parents.
During the search, an officer saw a front door open at a home on South Water Street and found the child’s parents, who were asleep.
After an investigation police charged the child’s father, 20-year-old Andrew Saez, with injury or risk of injury to a minor.
He was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Enfield Superior Court on May 15.
The child was transported to the hospital for an evaluation and the Department of Children and Families was contacted. It will investigate, according to police.
Police said additional charges are possible.