DENVER – The mother of two children who police say were found wandering around an apartment complex Friday has been arrested. Thornton Police say 33-year-old Calean Nicol Hickey was arrested on charges of misdemeanor child abuse and neglect. Police say she has been processed, given a summons and has been released. Police say they were called to the Montair Apartment Complex in the 8900 block of North Grant Street around 3:45 p.m. Friday after a witness said they had seen two children wandering the complex for almost an hour. Police say the witness brought the children in from the cold and called authorities.
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