Parents arrested after child found wandering in West Manheim Twp.

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ROBERTGOLDSMITH

Robert Goldsmith

Police have arrested a West Manheim Township couple after their 1-year-old son  was found Sunday wandering near Saint Georgia and Malek Drive.

Robert L. Goldsmith Jr., 39 and his wife Kimberly Goldsmith, 34,  are each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children.

According to police reports, a passerby contacted 911 after finding the couple’s 1-year-old boy and small dog standing on the sidewalk unsupervised.

When the witness returned the boy home–a 6-year-old girl answered the door and went to get her mother, Kimberly.

As the good Samaritan waited — they observed Robert stumbling in the garage and drinking beer, authorities said.

According to police reports, Kimberly came to the door and stated she would have noticed the 1-year-old missing in “a minute or two.”

While officers were en route to the home–Kimberly took the boy and went shopping in Maryland, leaving the 6-year-old in the care of Robert.

Investigators arrived at the home and found Robert highly intoxicated. Police said he had defecated himself and was having trouble talking, standing and walking.

Robert denied using drugs or alcohol and falsely told police that the boy was upstairs.

Officers subsequently contacted Kimberly who insisted her husband was fine to watch the 6-year-old.

An arrest warrant was issued for Robert and Kimberly and they were arrested Monday.

Bail was set at $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Both children were placed in the custody of Child Protective Service.

 

KIMBERLYGOLDSMITH

Kimberly Goldsmith

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 717-632-7059.

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