Police in Hanover New Jersey recently arrested a 42-year-old Bayonne NJ man accused of leaving his 5-year-old son unattended in a locked motor vehicle.
Hanover police received a call about an unattended child in a vehicle parked at The Crossings at Jefferson Park. When a patrol officer arrived at the scene, he reportedly located the vehicle and the unattended child.
According to authorities, the child was in good condition when the officer found him.
The officer later located the child’s father working inside the building at 300 Jefferson Park.
The suspect reportedly told the police officer that his son’s babysitter was not available that day. He also reportedly told the officer that he took a break from work every 20 minutes to look in on his son.
At some point during the investigation, the police officer discovered that the suspect had five active motor vehicle warrants. The officer then placed the suspect under arrest and took him into custody.
The suspect was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, child abandonment, and driving while suspended.
After being booked, the suspect posted bail. He was then released with a pending court date to answer the charges against him.
The Hanover Police Department has also informed the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency of the incident.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Man Left 5-Year-Old Son in Locked Car While He Went to Work.”
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