UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A Beaver Falls mother is accused of abandoning her baby last week by dropping it off on the porch of a home in Union Township.
According to police, Lelanie Gurley said she didn't want her 4-month-old baby anymore, so she put him on the front step of a home along Grandview Avenue. Gurley said she called the house to tell them the baby was there and watched until someone came out to get him.
"A male on the couch watching (the) Olympics got the call: 'There's a baby outside. I don't want him anymore,'" said Mike Mrozek of the Union Township Police Department. "He thought it was a joke. Later, he went to check and sure enough, a baby was there. It's still a crime. She left him in the heat of the day. Anything could have happened."
Police said the house had caller ID, which led them to Gurley.
Police said the baby, who was found with a diaper bag and baby items, appeared to be in good health. He was turned over to Lawrence County Children and Youth Services.
Police are still investigating why the woman chose that particular home to drop off the baby. She has been charged with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.