SCPD: Wyandanch Woman Arrested After Leaving Child in Unattended Vehicle

Shatera Williams, 24, left her 1-year-old son alone in a vehicle for 10 to 15 minutes while she was in Walmart, cops say.

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SCPD arrested Shatera Williams of Wyandanch, 24, after she left her 1-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping on Saturday, August 26.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Islandia, NY - August 28, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Wyandanch woman after she left her 1-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping in an Islandia, New York store on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
A Fourth Precinct police officer responded to the parking lot of Walmart, located at 1850 Veterans Memorial Highway, at approximately 2:15 p.m., after a person reported that a child was left unattended in a 2015 Toyota Camry parked in the store’s fire zone.
When the child’s mother, Shatera Williams, 24, Wyandanch, New York, returned to the car, she was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The child was alone in the car for 10 to 15 minutes. The child was placed in the custody of a relative.
Williams will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 27, 2017.
A notification was made to Suffolk County Child Protective Services.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.