An Ulster County woman was arrested after police say she left her five children home alone all weekend.

On Saturday, May, 12, at approximately 11:43 p.m. Saugerties Police responded to a residence for a welfare check on five children, who were reportedly left alone without adult supervision.

Investigating officers located and interviewed a family member, who stated that the mother had left home around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and had not be seen or heard from since.

The five children, ages 14 years, 9 years,6 years,3 years, and 1 year were all turned over to Child Protective Services while police were conducting their investigation.

The mother, Rebeca Hernandez, age 31 returned to her home at 06:18 p.m. (roughly 41 hours after leaving, for those keeping track) to awaiting officers, who took her into custody.

Hernandez was charged with five counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Hernandez was released with appearance tickets. She is due back in court at a later date.

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