Drunk Mother Leaves Child Beside Econo Lodge Swimming Pool

The Brimfield Police Department arrested Beverly A. Matthews, 40, of Ravenna today.  Police were called to the Econo Lodge on SR 43 after being alerted by employees that a small child was left unattended in the lobby area

When officers arrived, they found a two year old male near the pool. They attempted to locate a parent for nearly 45 minutes before finding Matthews, who is the child's mom

Police say Matthews was intoxicated and unaware of where her son was.  She was arrested and charged with endangering children. Portage county job and family services was contacted and the child was removed by the Brimfield Police Dept.