Kelly Voss
Kelly Voss

A Medford man was arrested for child endangerment after allegedly leaving his 13-month-old son alone in his apartment over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call reporting an infant crying at a house on Little Treasure Drive, where police said they forced their way inside when they realized the baby was alone in an empty basement apartment at 1:30 pm Sunday.

Officers found the boy in a crib in one of the bedrooms, comforted the child, checked his health and changed the baby’s soiled diaper, police said. A neighbor helped care for the baby until his mother responded and took custody of the child.

The boy’s father, 44-year-old Kelly Voss, who had been entrusted with the boy’s care during a scheduled weekend visitation, was taken into custody when he returned to the apartment 40 minutes after officers arrived, police said.

Voss was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.  He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Child Protective Services was notified.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.