UPDATE: Cuyahoga Falls Woman Arrested After Daughter Found Alone, Crying

Colleen Testa, 30, of Cuyahoga Falls, now faces a first-degree charge of child endangering.

Updated 11:06 a.m.

The search was on for a Cuyahoga Falls woman after her daughter was found alone and crying on the 2600 block of Elmwood Street early Thursday morning.

A neighbor heard screams at 4:37 a.m., spotted the young girl in her front yard and called , reports Fox 8 News.

Officers located the girl and handed her over to Summit County Children Services since no family members could be immediately reached to take custody of her.

A warrant was then issued for the girl’s 30-year-old mother, Colleen Testa. 

Testa was arrested at her home around 7:30 a.m. this morning. Another daughter, age 9, was located at another address in Cuyahoga Falls, according to a police press release.

That daughter was under the supervision of an adult. The 9-year-old was brought to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and children services took custody of her as well.

Check back with Cuyahoga Falls Patch for further updates on this story. 

Mindy Davis August 17, 2012 at 01:01 AM
So this genius left the 9 yr old with someone else, and left the 4 year old all by herself? Wow-that's really sad. I hope to God that someone responsible and loving can care for these girls, so they have some slight chance to deal with what they've been through, and to be able to go forward, happy, safe and loved.
Cast Stones August 23, 2012 at 06:23 AM
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" No child should EVER be left alone. That fact is indisputable. But this spewing of self-righteous garbage on some of these websites is disgusting. If we spent more time taking a good, hard look at ourselves and less time gossiping and judging others, this world would be a far better place. And doesn't anyone find it curious that the absent father is made to look like a saint while the mother is called names, criticized, tried and convicted in the fair and impartial courts of Facebook and the media? A simple online search of public records will shed some light on things. At least have a couple of facts before sending out your lynch mobs, maybe?


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