Parents charged after tots found wandering alone in street in Baytown


At about 9:30am Monday, Baytown police officers were called to the intersection of Massey Tomkins and Barkaloo after witnesses spotted two children running around in the street. Witnesses managed to get the four-year-old and two-year-old boys to safety.

Officers talked with the older boy in an attempt to identify his parents. Police canvassed the area, trying to locate the parents or neighbors who recognized the children, but they were unsuccessful. The boys were taken to the police station and Children's Protective Services were called.

At about 5pm, Amber Palamidy, 24, called police to report her two children were missing from her home, about a quarter of a mile from where the boys were picked up. Amber told police she put the boys to sleep at about 6am, and didn't check on them until 3pm and noticed they were gone. At close to 4pm, she called her sister and asked for help to search for the boys.

Amber reportedly told police the boys were able to get out of the home through a bedroom window. Police say Amber and the children's father, Andrew Palamidy, 25, gave conflicting statements about the disappearance.

Police say the children were healthy but very dirty. Officers also observed the children's room was dirty as well.

Andrew and Amber Palamidy are both charged with child endangerment.

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