Police on Wednesday evening arrested a 45-year-old Cecil Place woman and charged her with risk of injury to a child.
At about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 23, the woman contacted police to report that her 8-year-old child was home alone and had cut their head and was bleeding, officials said. The woman indicated to police that the child had sustained the cut and then contacted her mother via telephone to tell her about the injury, according to a police report. After contacting the woman, the child went to a neighbor’s house for help, the report said.
New Canaan Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene to treat the child and ended up taking the child to Stamford Hospital for treatment, the report said.
Through an investigation, police found that the woman had left the 8-year-old at home alone while transporting another child to Darien for sports practice, the report said. Based on its investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained on the felony offense, police said.
The woman turned herself in to police at 5:31 p.m. She was released after promising to appear Sept. 13 in state Superior Court.