Father Arrested After Toddler Found Wandering in Hastings

Updated: 04/08/2013 4:02 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

A father was arrested for child endangerment after a toddler was found wandering alone in Hastings.

Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell tells KSTP.com the boy was found walking in the street without shoes at 15th Street East and Sibley around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Police canvassed the neighborhood and were unable to find the boy's parents.

The boy's father, 42-year-old Robert Rassett, was located about 2.5 hours later. Schnell says Rassett was intoxicated and was arrested for child endangerment.

The boy, who was in good health, was released to his mother. The boy's parents are separated.

Rassett will appear in Dakota County Court Tuesday at noon.