2 arrested, accused of child neglect after kids found alone

TOLEDO, Ore. (AP) — Two people have been arrested and accused of child neglect after authorities say they found two children alone in a home southwest of Salem with no power or running water. KATU reports according to court documents, a Toledo officer was sent to a home Wednesday for a welfare check after it was reported that two minors were left alone. The officer said a 10-year-old boy answered the door and a 13-year-old boy with special needs was inside. Court documents say the 10-year-old said he had not seen their parents, identified as Tessa Padgett and Andrew Sargent, for several days and didn’t know where they were. It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers to comment.