Woman charged with endangering grandchild

After a 2-year-old girl reportedly ran into heavy traffic unsupervised, Odessa police charged the child’s grandmother with endangerment.

Officers were first called about a find child around 3:43 p.m. Friday at Brady Station Apartments, 4401 E. 52nd St., an Odessa Police Department news release stated.

Dispatch told police a passerby had found a young child running in heavy lanes of traffic on 52nd Street with no shoes and a full diaper, the release detailed.

The complainant told officers they had to use their vehicle to stop traffic and another passerby had to block eastbound traffic in order to safely get the child, the release stated.

Officers located the child’s grandmother who had been keeping her, 48-year-old Martha Quezada De Hanson, about 18 minutes after the first 911 call and charged her with endangering a child, a state jail felony. The child was then released to her mother.

Jail records show Quezada de Hanson was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and was released Sunday on a $5,000 bond.