Woman Charged With Leaving Children Home Alone

John Silva
June 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm

Photo courtesy of New Haven Police Dept

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(New Haven, Conn./WTIC) - Police in New Haven are charging a woman after they say she left her two small children home alone this morning.

Officers say 28-year-old Chantell Hamilton told them she left the little ones, aged four months and three years old, in a Sherman Street home while she went to run an errand in court.

Police say housing inspectors were in the apartment building at the time and found the children.

Hamilton now faces two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

She was held on $25,000 bond.

The state Department of Children and Families now has custody of the kids.