Yorktown Police report the arrest of a twenty-five year old Mohegan Lake resident, who is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.
On November 9, 2017 at about 12:24 pm, Yorktown Police received a 911 call reporting a small child left unattended in a vehicle in the CVS Parking Lot, 2000 Commerce Street. Officer Battista and Det. Lewis, who happened to be in the vicinity, quickly arrived and located an eighteen-month old girl alone in a vehicle. The officers were able to unlock the vehicle through an open window and safely remove the child, who was crying but unharmed. After several more minutes, the responding officers located the defendant, who was working as a nanny for the child. After conducting a further investigation, it is alleged that the defendant left the child unattended in the vehicle for approximately eleven minutes while she shopped inside CVS.
The defendant was arrested at the scene and transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters. The child was transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters by Det. Lewis and turned over to her mother. The defendant was arraigned in Yorktown Justice Court by the Hon. Gary Raniolo, who issued a Temporary Order of Protection and set bail at $250 cash. The defendant was later bailed out and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on November 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm.