- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Police in the Portland suburb of Sherwood say they found two small children wandering outside unattended in 90-degree heat when they responded to a call.

The 3-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl were being watched Monday evening by other residents in the area. Officers say the children were partially dressed and unkempt.

Police say the children’s mother was found passed out in a nearby home. A police spokesman says bystanders cleaned up the children, gave them food and water and a change of clothes. They were then taken into protective custody.

Officers arrested 34-year-old Mary Katherine Hilliker for investigation of criminal mistreatment and child neglect.

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