Mom charged after toddlers found on street alone

A Longwood mother was arraigned Friday after her two toddlers were found wandering on a neighborhood sidewalk by themselves. Neighbors say that 41-year-old Lashanda Devaugh

Lashanda Devaughn was arrested Thursday night. Police say her 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son were found walking down Longfellow Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, saying their mother was not home at the time

Lashanda Devaughn was arrested Thursday night. Police say her 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son were found walking down Longfellow Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, saying their mother was not home at the time (7/10/15)

THE BRONX - A Longwood mother was arraigned Friday after her two toddlers were found wandering on a neighborhood sidewalk by themselves.

Neighbors say that 41-year-old Lashanda Devaugh moved to 1034 Longfellow Ave. with her two young children just last month. 

Police charged her with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after her 2-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy left their apartment and began wandering Longfellow Avenue without adult supervision.

Neighbors say the family lives on their building's second floor -- with three doors and a flight of stairs separating the apartment from the street below. 

Police arrested the Bronx mother Thursday night. Surveillance video shows a group of neighbors leading the two toddlers to safety at around 12:30 p.m. the same day.

Officials say the children were discharged from the hospital in good health and are in the care of the Administration for Children's Services.

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