VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (PIX11) — A woman was arrested Thursday night after leaving her three children unattended inside a car on Long Island, police said.
Ciara Sockwell, 28, left her 1-year-old baby girl and two boys, 9 and 4, inside a car, with the windows halfway open, parked on Green Acres Road West near Hook Creek Boulevard, according to authorities. Officers came to the scene after a witness called 911, and they requested an ambulance. The children were evaluated by an NCPD police medic and were reported to be unharmed.
Sockwell, a Flushing, Queens resident, was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, officials said. Her children were placed in the custody of a family friend. Her arraignment is set for Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.