Minot woman arrested for leaving young children home alone

MINOT, N.D. – UPDATE: Minot Police say they arrested a 23-year-old woman Wednesday morning after learning she had left two young children home alone.

Child Protective Services contacted police, informing them that a toddler was left home alone at a northwest Minot residence.

Investigators found Octavia Pilot, the child's mother, at work and arrested her.

Pilot made her initial appearance on the charge Thursday afternoon. She remains in custody in Minot and will appear again in court Jan. 4.

The three-year-old toddler and another 7-year-old child were placed in care of protective services.