Police say child left alone in car for hours; mother arrested | News
GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police arrested a New Gloucester woman was after leaving her 7-year-old alone in a vehicle for hours.
Officials charged 34-year-old Samantha Lovering with endangering the welfare of a child, which is a Class D misdemeanor.
Cumberland County Chief Deputy Naldo Gagnon said in a press release that deputies were alerted at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday that a woman was acting strangely and was possibly intoxicated at the square in Gray.
At roughly the same time, Lovering flagged down a deputy in the area and claimed that her car was stolen, said Gagnon.
Deputies found Lovering's vehicle a short distance away with her 7-year-old son asleep in the back.
An investigation revealed the child had been in the car for several hours. Police arrested Lovering after concluding the car was not stolen, and that she had purposefully left the car for several hours.
Gagnon said the father picked up the child and that Lovering was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.