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Mother Accused Of Leaving Kids In Car While Shopping In Trumbull

Hawley Lane Mall
Hawley Lane Mall Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A 29-year-old mother has been arrested for allegedly leaving her two small children in an unlocked vehicle while she went shopping in Trumbull, said police.

Yonneisha Reed of Bridgeport was arrested on Tuesday, April 16,  for leaving the children, ages 2 and 4, inside of a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander at the Hawley Lane Mall, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir.

A passerby observed the two small children around 5:40 p.m., and flagged down a  Trumbull officer who then found the children in car seats playing on a cell phone, Weir said.

The car door was unlocked, and the officer checked on their welfare at which time Reed arrived stating that she had only been away for five minutes while she was in the store, he added.

Reed was advised that children that young could not be left unattended for any length of time.

She was charged with two counts of leaving a child under 12 unattended in a vehicle and was released on a Promise to Appear in court on April 29.

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