The London Police Department says officers arrested a man for public intoxication and leaving children home alone after a theft complaint. Police say 25 year old Jon A. Hyder of London was charged with public intoxication and four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. It all started when officers responded to a call of a man stealing from a garbage can in the laundry room of Dogwood Hills Apartments. During the investigation and field sobriety tests police determined Hyder was under the influence of drugs. Hyder then told police that he needed to return home because he had left several children home alone. Police arrived at the home and found four children, aged between 10 months old to five years old, alone. Police said the home was not suitable for children to live in. Social Services removed the children from the home and placed them with family members. Hyder was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.