Father Arrested for Leaving Child in Car
A father from Maryland was arrested on Thursday after allegedly locking his 2-year-old daughter inside a car in Huntington while he went shopping.
A person walking through the parking lot at the Big H Shopping Center heard the child crying inside the 2000 Nissan Frontier and called 911. The car was locked and window were closed. Suffolk County Police arrived, broke open the car window and removed the child from the vehicle.
The temperature inside the car was approximately 120 degrees. The child was lethargic and not speaking after she was removed from the car.
Ten minutes later, the girl’s father, Melvin Marroquin (pictured), returned to the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree. Marroquin, 30, was held overnight and was scheduled for arraignment on Friday at the First District Court in Central Islip.
The child was treated at Huntington Hospital and returned to her mother.
[Source : Suffolk County Police]
Woman Wanted for Throwing Dog from Car
A woman was caught on camera throwing a dog from her car in Mastic. The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for the woman.
A witness saw the woman throw a white poodle from her car in front of the Exxon Gas Station on Montauk Highway in Mastic. The witness boxed the woman in with his car and confronted her. The witness stated that there four young children in the back seat of the car and an older child in the passenger seat.
The woman is described as Hispanic, in her 30s with a small piercing on her lower lip and a tattoo of a name written in script on her neck.
The SPCA is asking the woman to turn herself in, and anyone with information regarding the incident should contact them 631-382-7722. Calls will be kept confidential.
[Source: Suffolk County SPCA]