West Manheim Township Police have charged a township couple with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children, the department announced Tuesday.
Police charged Robert L. Goldsmith Jr., 39, and Kimberly H. Goldsmith, 34, both of Saint Georgia Drive, after responding to a report of a 1-year-old boy and a small dog standing unsupervised in the area of Saint Georgia Drive and Malek Drive on Sunday.
Witnesses tried to return the child to the Goldsmith residence and "observed Robert drinking beer and falling into the garage wall as he staggered back inside the house," police wrote in a news release.
The witnesses knocked on the front door for several minutes before a 6-year-old girl answered.
An investigating officer arrived at the home and found the woman had taken the 1-year-old shopping in Maryland, leaving the 6-year-old in her husband's care, according to police.
Robert Goldsmith was "found to have defecated on himself and the floor as he was highly intoxicated," and was having difficulty standing, walking, and talking, police wrote in the press release.
While he denied alcohol or drug use, the 6-year-old child said he drank "five beers," police said.
He incorrectly insisted the 1-year-old child was upstairs while asking where his wife was, police allege.
Contacted by phone, Kimberly Goldsmith insisted her husband was fine to watch the 6-year-old, police said.
York County Office of Children, Youth, and Families responded and took emergency custody of both children.
The couple was arrested at the residence Monday and transported to Central Booking. Robert Goldsmith's bail was set at $20,000 and Kimberly Goldsmith's was set at $10,000. The two remained in York County Prison at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone who saw the 1-year-old child walking in the St. Georgia, Louvain, Malek Drive areas is asked to call investigating officer Craig Snyder at 717-632-7059, ext. 105.