NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A mother was charged after police found her young children alone in a car while she was in a liquor store Thursday.
Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said officers were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at the ABC store in the 3200 block of Jefferson Avenue. There, they found a 5-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl alone in a car with the back window rolled down.
Officers found their mother inside the liquor store. Crystal Nicole Simmons, 27, was issued a summons for misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Child Protective Services was notified of the incident.