ELKO — Police arrived at the Gold County Inn & Casino Sunday after a toddler wandered to the front desk unsupervised, according to Elko Police reports.
Police arrested the toddler’s 19-year-old mother, Stephani K. Toyne, at the motel just before 5 p.m. on charges of child abuse and neglect.
Toyne went to sleep and left her nearly 2-year-old son to wander the grounds of the hotel where they live, said Elko Police Capt. Will Lehmann. The boy was near busy Idaho Street when he was found.
Police interacted with Toyne last week after a similar incident.
“She left her toddler wandering about in freezing weather and he made it to the Gold County front desk,” Lehmann said. “She isn’t watching her child.”
Toyne was also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. Her bail was listed at $2,737.