A Brookfield woman charged with child endangering for two incidents has resolved the cases.
Julie Gudzinas, 41, of 5755 Everett East Road, entered a plea of guilty or no contest July 28 to a charge of disorderly conduct reduced from endangering children, and a second charge of endangering children was dismissed when she stipulated that there was probable cause for the her arrest, and agreed to pay costs. Trumbull County Eastern District Court Judge Marty Nosich suspended her sentence and assessed costs. Both cases arose from a May 23 incident.
In the second case, from June 16, Gudzinas pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Nosich gave her credit for the 2 days she had spent in jail, fined her $100 and put her on 1 year of probation.
Brookfield police said Gudzinas took her mother’s car without permission May 23 and got lost while her children, ages 3 years old and 9 months, were with her. Robinson Township police in suburban Pittsburgh reported Gudzinas had run out of gas in their jurisdiction, police said. The kids were sitting in feces and had not eaten since the morning, police said. Gudzinas had no idea where she was going and claimed to be homeless, police said.
In the early morning hours of June 16, police were notified that the 3-year-old girl was missing. Brookfield and Vienna firefighters and police from Vienna, Hubbard city and township, Ohio Highway Patrol and Lordstown, and K9 SOS searched the area. Residents of Warner Road found the girl and brought her to authorities.