Police: Mother asleep while toddler found two blocks from home

SAN BENITO – San Benito police have arrested a woman they say fell asleep and left her two-year-old son unattended in the backyard.

On Monday 3:17 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Purvis in reference to an unsupervised child.

Police said a man who resides in the area found the toddler in his backyard wearing only a diaper.

Officers say they went door to door trying to locate the parents of the child but were unsuccessful until a car pulled into a driveway at a home on the 100 block of Purvis.

The driver told police her daughter-in-law lived at the house with her small child. Contact was made with Maribel Candelaria Ybarra, 25, who was asleep in her bedroom.

Ybarra was unaware her child was found two blocks from her residence.

She was arrested charged with abandoning and or endangering a child, with bond set at $30,000. Child Protective Services was contacted and the child was released to his grandmother.