CRIME

Cops: 2 moms barely able to stand to care for babies at mall

  • This booking photo released by the Salem Police Department shows Baylie Lecolst, arrested at the Mall at Rockingham Park Monday night, Sept. 19, 2016, in Salem, N.H., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Lecolst was one of two mothers they arrested at the mall who appeared intoxicated and "barely able to stand" or care for her infant. (Salem Police Department via AP)

    This booking photo released by the Salem Police Department shows Baylie Lecolst, arrested at the Mall at Rockingham Park Monday night, Sept. 19, 2016, in Salem, N.H., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Lecolst was one of two mothers they arrested at the mall who appeared intoxicated and "barely able to stand" or care for her infant. (Salem Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This booking photo released by the Salem Police Department shows Amber Giordano, arrested at the Mall at Rockingham Park Monday night, Sept. 19, 2016, in Salem, N.H., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Giordano was one of two mothers they arrested at the mall who appeared intoxicated and "barely able to stand" or care for her infant. (Salem Police Department via AP)

    This booking photo released by the Salem Police Department shows Amber Giordano, arrested at the Mall at Rockingham Park Monday night, Sept. 19, 2016, in Salem, N.H., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Giordano was one of two mothers they arrested at the mall who appeared intoxicated and "barely able to stand" or care for her infant. (Salem Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police in New Hampshire say they arrested two women who appeared drunk and were "barely able to stand" at a mall to care for their babies, with one woman lying in a puddle while holding her child above her head.

Police say the women acknowledged they consumed alcohol when they were found in a parking lot at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem on Monday evening. Both were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Twenty-two-year-old Baylie Lecolst, of Salem, and 24-year-old Amber Giordano, of Hampstead, were released on bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 31.

The infants were released to the custody of family members. It wasn't immediately known if the women had lawyers. Phone numbers couldn't be found for them.