A Kennewick mother was arrested Thursday after her toddler wearing nothing but a shirt was wandering near a busy Kennewick highway.
Calls came in about 10:40 a.m. about a 2-year-old girl walking around the intersection of West Seventh Avenue at Highway 395, police said. Some residents stayed with the girl until officers showed up.
Police found out that the 2-year-old lived on the 2900 block of South Seventh Avenue, and officers found the child’s mother Cheryl Hensley, 21, of Kennewick, at home.
When she could not explain how the girl got out of the house, Hensley was taken to the Benton County jail on suspicion of failure to supervise a child.