LAURELTON, Queens — A Long Island mother and her boyfriend are facing charges they abandoned her daughter after the little girl was found wandering the streets in Queens Monday morning, according to the NYPD.
Police said it was around 11:30 a.m. when the 6-year-old girl was seen alone near the intersection of Springfield Blvd. and 140th Avenue, in the Laurelton neighborhood of Queens.
A good Samaritan saw her and escorted her to a school safety agent who was patrolling the nearby Montbellier Park, authorities said.
Police said it is believed the girl’s mother and her boyfriend left the child alone in the area.
Officials said Patrice Chambers, 29, and Mark Pamphile, 28, both of Central Islip, Long Island, were arrested and now both face charges including abandonment of a child, acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and reckless endangerment.
Law enforcement sources told PIX11 the girl’s father lives in the area where she was found but was not contacted to pick up the child. It is not clear at this time why he was not contacted.