Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Bethpage woman for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm in Levittown.
According to detectives, a 911 call was received for two children left unattended in a parked vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the fire lane of the Walmart parking lot, 3335 Hempstead Turnpike. Patrol officer arrived at the scene and observed a three year old child strapped into a car seat and a nine year old child sitting in the back seat of a vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Responding officers gained access to the children through an unlocked door. No injuries were reported. Both children were released to a family member.
Approximately an hour after officers arrived, Erika Martinez, 29, of 431 Central Avenue, returned to her vehicle after shopping and was placed under arrest by awaiting officers.
Martinez is charged with two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a child. She will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 12/11/19.
Details by: PIO