Wandering Child Leads to Westport Mother’s Arrest

The child appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, police said.


Westport police responded on Saturday to Murvon Court in Westport after a citizen reported that a young girl was wondering in the roadway, police said.

The girl appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, the police report stated.

The temperate outside was in the 20’s and the road was covered in snow from the evening before, police said. Neighbors reportedly took the child in and notified police.

Police determined that the mother left her two children, ages two and 15, home alone while she went to the store. The two year old was asleep at the time and apparently she wandered out of the house when the older child fell asleep, police said.

Westport police charged 43-year-old Tinatin Crouch, of 12 Murvon Court, Westport, with risk of injury to a child, according to the arrest report.

Crouch was released from custody after posting a $500 cash-only bond. She is due in Nowalk Superior Court February 5.

Canaanite February 02, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Really? I am wrong? So people's children slipping out and wandering around is common? Where are the statistics that support this pray tell? Because in all my life, I have never known one person to whom this has happened . . . I only hear about it in stories such as these.
Canaanite February 02, 2013 at 02:22 AM
I never said there WASN'T any other news coverage, only that none of it influenced MY opinion. You ought to read more carefully.
Canaanite February 02, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Rebecca Sue, you are so missing the point so keep a lid on your sarcasm if you would . . . The teenager falling asleep is not the issue . . . the mother's decision to leave the toddler with a sick teenager who is prone to falling asleep is the issue. The teenager cannot be held accountable - he or she is only a kid. The mother should not have left them alone.
Rebecca sue February 02, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Nor have I ever know anyone who had a child slip out unnoticed. But two people out of 7 billion is a pretty small speck on the map. The following links are from the past week only..... And the list goes on and on.... http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9358762/ http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3101012/ www.news8000.com/news/...toddler-wanders.../-/index.html http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/racine-kenosha/Racine-toddler-found-wandering-outside/-/10151828/18302266/-/esyqkj/-/index.html http://www.9news.com/video/2069436755001/1/Toddlers-found-outside-in-the-cold-by-delivery-man http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1547429/ http://www.topix.com/city/lenexa-ks/2013/01/missing-boy-found-after-frantic-search cerescourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=2... http://yoursun.net/sunnews/venice/4814764-350/sunnewspaperstoddlersgowanderingparentsbusted.html.csp
Rebecca sue February 02, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Canaanite, It's ok if someone in the world doesn't agree with you. I don't and won't. And the only time I resort to sarcasm is when I encounter people like you who think they know everything and love to hear themselves talk. I can't help it so it's doubtful I will be putting a lid on it let alone keeping one on.


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