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Wandering Child Leads to Westport Mother’s Arrest

The child appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, police said.

 

Westport police responded on Saturday to Murvon Court in Westport after a citizen reported that a young girl was wondering in the roadway, police said.

The girl appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, the police report stated.

The temperate outside was in the 20’s and the road was covered in snow from the evening before, police said. Neighbors reportedly took the child in and notified police.

Police determined that the mother left her two children, ages two and 15, home alone while she went to the store. The two year old was asleep at the time and apparently she wandered out of the house when the older child fell asleep, police said.

Westport police charged 43-year-old Tinatin Crouch, of 12 Murvon Court, Westport, with risk of injury to a child, according to the arrest report.

Crouch was released from custody after posting a $500 cash-only bond. She is due in Nowalk Superior Court February 5.

Rebecca sue January 31, 2013 at 01:22 AM
The only crimes committed was that of the Westport police when they arrested this woman, the unneighborliness neighbors and the newspapers/media for making this poor mother out to be unfit all for the sake of ratings. I wonder how many of these stone throwers have done the very same thing at one time or another? Shame on you!!
Mike Bivona January 31, 2013 at 03:17 PM
At 15 you should be a little more responsible and not go to sleep while babysitting a 2 year old. The mother is not to blame here. Problem is all the kids do these days is watch. TV and play videogames all day they should be up doing something and they won't fall asleep
JMF February 01, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Who is throwing stones? Unless there is a lot more to this story, the arrest of the mother seems a questionable decision by the police. Why not just lecture the 15 year old and put the mother on notice that her teenager is not nearly as responsible as the mother hoped they'd be.

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