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Police: New Canaan Woman Charged with Felony after Leaving Baby in Closed Car for About 48 Minutes


Police on Friday arrested a 33-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant after determining that she had endangered her own infant’s health by leaving the baby in a car for about 48 minutes on a weekday afternoon last month. At about 4:03 p.m. on July 18—a Tuesday—the New Canaan Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from the woman herself, saying she returned to her SUV on Elm Street to find the 11-week-old child “screaming crying,” according to police. The call was time-stamped 4:06 p.m. on the New Canaan Police Department’s phone system, according to an arrest warrant application from Officer Matthew Blank. Following an investigation that included video surveillance footage of the car—it was parked at 81 Elm St., in front of Le Pan Quotidien—as well as copies of receipts and the woman’s own testimony, police charged her with risk of injury to a child, a felony offense. Police arriving at the scene—Blank as well as Lt. Carol Ogrinc and Sgt. Continue Reading →

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