From The Middletown Police Department
On Monday, August 11, 2014, Middletown Officers responded to the area of Mellili Plaza where a witness reported seeing two small children inside of a pickup truck unattended. The truck’s engine was running and at least one window was down. Upon arrival, Officers were able to locate the children’s father, who had reportedly gone inside of a building approximately 30 minutes earlier to pay a bill. His children are four and two years old and were uninjured. They were secured in the vehicle with seat belts appropriate for their ages and the air conditioning was on.
Due to their ages, the length of time left alone, and the risk posed to leaving them unattended in the open vehicle, the father was arrested and charged with the two counts of risk of injury to a minor. A family member was contacted and responded immediately to pick up the children. A report was made to the Department of Children and Families as is protocol for this type of incident.
The father was processed and released on a $5,000.00 non-surety bond.