PD: Mom arrested after boy found wandering alone in West Phoenix backyard

PHOENIX - Police have identified a toddler who was found wandering alone in the backyard of a West Phoenix home Saturday morning.

The boy's mother has been located and is under arrest, according to police.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the 2-year-old Native American male was found around 8:30 a.m. at the home near 57th and Glenrosa avenues.

The home’s occupants told officers they had heard sounds from the backyard throughout the night and woke up this morning to see the child walking around the gated and fenced yard.

Crump said the child appeared to be uninjured and was checked by paramedics. He said the boy was in relatively good condition considering it had been raining during the night.

Crump said police have few other details other than the child's mother left a party last night in the area where the boy was found. She was apparently upset with others and told officers she doesn't remember what she had done with the child.

The boy was taken into temporary custody by Child Protective Services.

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