A 36-year-old mother was arrested after leaving her son with two transients while she went to a New Year’s Eve party, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Collras told deputies that she left her child with two transients so she could go out to celebrate the New Year, according to a news release.
The child was last seen at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Collras’ home, Deputies said. When she returned at 2 a.m. the next morning, Collras told deputies the transients and her son were gone.
The boy’s disappearance set off a 14-hour search involving helicopters and K-9 units.
The child was eventually found by deputies on 5th Street as he was walking home, the release stated. He was unharmed and in good health. He told investigators he spent the night at a friend’s house, according to the release.
Collras was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of child endangerment. The child was placed in the care of the Department of Children’s Services.
Anyone with additional information about this incident was asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at 909-387-3545.