For the second time in three days, North Haven police have responded to a call of an unattended child in a vehicle at the Target parking lot on Universal Drive.
Elizabeth Ball, 44, of Woodbridge, was arrested on Thursday morning for allegedly leaving her 7-year-old child alone in the car for 20 minutes while she shopped.
Police responded to a call from a concerned citizen, according to the New Haven Register, and the mother was located and arrested.
Ball is set to appear in Meriden Superior Court on July 17.
Earlier in the week, Cassandra Donnejour Nonossiold, 27, of East Haven was arrested on Monday for leaving two children unattended in the car for nearly 16 minutes. She brought one child with her but left the other two in the car because they were sleeping. The children were not injured.
In addition to the two North Haven cases, there have been a string of similar incidents in which children (and animals) have been left unattended in vehicles during the hot summer days.
A 15-month old Ridgefield boy died on Monday after he was left in his father’s car while his father was at work.Attached to this article is a compilation of recent incidents of children left in cars, as well as tips to prevent a tragedy.Click here to visit the compilation directly.