Westport police responded on Saturday evening 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 temperature 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.
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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.