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Woman Shops While Children Sit in Hot Car, West Hartford Police Say

Alvarez accused of leaving two children unattended in car while she was inside Sears for 20 minutes.

Evelyn A. Alvarez (Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police Department)
Evelyn A. Alvarez (Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police Department)
West Hartford police arrested Evelyn A. Alvarez, 33, of East Hartford, after she allegedly left two children under the age of 12 alone in her car on Saturday.

Alvarez, of 79 Sunnyreach Dr., was charged with leaving a child unattended in a public place, according to wfsb.com.

She is accused of leaving the children inside the car at 1445 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford while she went inside Sears for about 20 minutes, according to wfsb.com.

Alvarez is scheduled to appear in court on July 24.


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Craig Zac July 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM
so many folks :Forgetting" their kids are still in the car... well its time to pay the piper I guess, this is what happens when you raise your kids by plopping them down in front of the TV and not making them be responsible for their actions, themselves and their own.... now, not only did we raise a generation of people who need "help" by drugs or therapy or welfare, state / government aid, but they also now have to be reminded to take their kids out of the car with them!
Igor July 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Craig Ms. Evelyn A. Alvarez didn't forget, she intentionally left them in the car to go shopping. Easier to shop I guess,
The Lantern Knight July 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM
You hit the nail on the head Craig!
Bernadette July 16, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Don't people pay attention to the news? I guess not or else think it won't happen to them.
Igor July 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The saddest part are the people on here who make bullshit excuses for them.

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