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.