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Islip Man Arrested for Leaving Children, Ages 4 and 1, Unattended in Cold Car, Police Report

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Officials: Christopher Evans, 41, is charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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SCPD arrested Christopher Evans of Islip, 41, for leaving his two children unattended in a vehicle.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Lake Grove, NY - December 6, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Wednesday, December 5 arrested an Islip man for leaving his two children unattended in a vehicle in Lake Grove.
 
Fourth Precinct officers responded to 2233 Nesconset Highway after a 911 caller reported two children left unattended in a parked 2012 Honda Pilot, which was not running and unlocked. When officers arrived, they determined the children, a 4-year-old girl and 1-year old boy, had been left in the vehicle by their father, Christopher Evans, for approximately 20 minutes while he attended a doctor’s appointment. The temperature was approximately 35 degrees at the time.
 
Evans, 41, was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on December 6.
 
The children were released to a family member.
 
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