Pavel Krutakov and Elena Chikaur arrested after 5-year-old child found wandering, deputies say

West Boynton couple arrested on child neglect

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A West Boynton Beach couple was arrested on charges of child neglect after their 5-year-old boy was reported wandering around their neighborhood at 2:30 a.m., according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies attempted to locate the child's parents, they say they found the mother passed out with a bottle of vodka nearby and the father fishing down the street.

According to an arrest report, deputies responded to the 11000 block of South Military Trail after receiving a call about a child walking around by himself.

According to the report, deputies were directed to an apartment and knocked on the door several times very loudly but no one answered. A few minutes later, deputies say the boy's father Pavel Krutakov came running down the street and said he had been fishing but the boy's mother was supposed to be watching him.

Deputies say they located the boy's mother Elena Chikaurova passed out inside of the apartment. When deputies woke her, they reported a very strong smell of alcohol coming from her breath and a bottle of vodka nearby. Marijuana and a bong pipe were lying on the ground, they say.

Deputies say when they asked Elena where her son was she began laughing and said she did not know because she was sleeping.

Deputies took both parents into custody and the child was placed with the Florida Department of Children and Families while the investigation continues.

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