Woman charged when children left alone

Candice Webb, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News woman is accused of leaving two children home alone on a regular basis.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com officers were called to the 900 block of Marcus Drive around 11:20 a.m. Monday for a report of two small children defacing property. There, they found a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy who said they were home alone.

Officers discovered 25-year-old Candice Webb at her work and she responded to the scene. Child Protective Services was notified.

Further investigation found the children had been left alone on a regular basis. The children were turned over to family members.

Webb was charged with two counts of child abuse/neglect: reckless disregard for life.

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