PD: Shelton mom charged after leaving daughter alone in hot car


A woman is facing charges after she allegedly left a toddler unoccupied in a hot car.

Police said on Wednesday around 4:00 p.m., units learned of a young girl left in the vehicle with the windows closed.

Inside, they found a 3-year-old girl alone in the backseat.

The girl’s mother, later identified as 30-year-old Laura Boyle of Shelton, came outside of a school and stated that the girl was left in the car for a short time while she brought her 5-year-old son inside the building.

According to police, school surveillance cameras showed Boyle leave her daughter in the vehicle for 10 minutes before going to check on her. She then left the girl in the car for another 20 minutes prior to police arrival.

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Officials said they also learned that Boyle’s vehicle was not registered or insured and that her driver’s license was suspended.

The young girl was not hurt and she was released to her father.

Boyle was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a child, operation under suspension and other related charges.

She was released on a $1,000 bond and will appear in court on June 19th.


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