Utica, NY (WIBX) - A Utica woman found herself in police custody after she was allegedly seen dragging a child down the stairs. Officials say they were called to the scene by concerned citizens on the 900 block of Sunset Avenue who were attempting to stop the suspect from hurting the two children.

25-year-old Victoria Mercer is also accused of grabbing a car seat with a child still in it, when neighbors tried taking the children away. She was allegedly uncooperative when officers intervened. Mercer is charged with Endangering the welfare of a child, Harassment and Resisting Arrest. Police say the children were not injured during the incident.