Dad Charged After Kids Found Alone

A Storm Lake man was arrested after police Monday afternoon were dispatched to 712 Michigan Street in an attempt to locate a person.

Police were asked by Storm Lake Community School District staff to locate a parent to a sick child. Police allegedly found four children ages one to five years in the residence alone and unsupervised.

Police allege the children’s father… 34-year-old Ka Toe of Storm Lake… left the children alone just prior to the arrival of police and went to work. The children’s mother later arrived at the residence at and was unaware the children had been left unattended. The children were unharmed. The Iowa Department of Human Services was notified and assisted in the investigation.

Monday evening Toe was charged with four counts of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was jailed on a two-thousand dollar bond.