Woman cited for leaving kids alone in running car
Updated 5:54 am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A Bloomfield Drive woman was issued a misdemeanor summons Sunday after she allegedly left two children alone in a car.
Jennifer Pavelus, 30, was charged with leaving a child under 12 unsupervised.
A witness called police around 3:51 p.m. Sunday after spotting a 1-year-old in a car, with its engine and air conditioning running, in the parking lot of T.J. Maxx on Tunxis Hill Cutoff. According to the report, there was also a 10-year-old in the car.
Police said the children did not appear to be in distress. They paged the car’s owner over the store’s public address system and Pavelus came outside. She told police she had just run into the store to get a bag.
She was released on a promise to appear June 30 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.