Baker City woman charged with child neglect
By Chris Collins
Two Baker City women who had stopped to chat were in the right place to keep a 16-month-old boy out of harm’s way Sunday morning.
After police were called and investigated, the boy’s mother, Carissa Mae Endicott, 27, of 2635 Auburn Ave., No. 2, was arrested on a charge of second-degree child neglect. Her son, Adrian Endicott, was placed in the care of his grandparents.
Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner said the incident started about 8:40 a.m. Sunday when Alison Carpenter, 41, and Margie Gately, 50, both of Baker City, were visiting on the sidewalk in front of the Baker School District Office at 2090 Fourth St.
Lohner said the women noticed a little boy walking alone just across the street from them. He was heading south on Fourth Street and nearing the intersection at Broadway.