DUBOIS – A DuBois woman is facing charges following an incident where her child was allegedly found at a pizza shop.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office July 20, Casey Marie Altfather, 22, 320 W. Long Ave, DuBois, is charged by the DuBois City police with endangering the welfare of children, following an incident July 18.
According to the affidavit, police were called to Frank’s Pizza for a report about a 2-year-old who had been found outside the restaurant without a parent or guardian. The caller told police the child had been pounding on the door to the business and was wearing only shoes and a diaper.
The employees of the restaurant said the child was there for about 10 minutes and one of the employees had even walked up and down the street with the child, looking for a parent.
When police arrived, they found the child being held by a woman, later identified as Altfather. Altfather allegedly told police that she is the child’s mother. Altfather allegedly told police she fell asleep and the child must have gotten out of the apartment.
Police noted that the apartment was across the street and up several flights of stairs.
Altfather allegedly told police that her boyfriend had left the apartment about an hour ago and she and the child laid down together. Altfather said the child must have gotten up and left the apartment.
She told police that as soon as she realized the child was missing, she ran out of the apartment looking for her. Altfather allegedly told police that there was a two-week-old infant in the apartment.
Police then went to the apartment and allegedly saw the door was wide open and the infant was in a crib in the apartment alone. Police also allegedly found a loaded BB pistol laying on the counter by the sink.