An Amboy couple has been charged with child endangerment after their small child wandered into the local Casey’s store alone at nearly 10:00 at night back in July.
Blue Earth County Sheriff’s investigators say 37-year-old David Jaros eventually showed up at the gas station looking for the six-year-old child and the clerk told him that police were on the way and he should stick around — but he left with his son.
Police reports show that the child had previously been seen walking down the street alone at nearly midnight on a night in June 2016 and again was walking around unsupervised the following day. In September of that year, Tri-City Police found the child running around in Casey’s wearing only a Pull-Up diaper. The next month investigators say the child was found pounding on the door of the convenience store and was wearing no coat or shoes in October at nearly 1:00 a.m.
In some of these occasions, police say Jaros and his 32-year-old wife Amber had been drinking and neglected to lock doors and set alarms that had been installed on them.
In the recent instance, David Jaros claimed that he last saw the child at about 8:00 p.m. and picked him up from the gas station not long after that, but police say it was just after 10:00 p.m. before he arrived at Casey’s.
In addition, police say their home sits along U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 30, both with heavy traffic and large vehicles traveling on them.