(Lake Grove, NY)- A Brentwood mom was arrested Wednesday night, after cops say she left her kids in the car while she went shopping inside the Smithaven Mall. Officials say a 911 caller reported two children were left unattended in a parked 2008 Nissan Pathfinder at approximately 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they determined the children, a 9-year-old girl and 3-year old boy, had been left in the vehicle, which was not running, by their mother, Guadalupe Guevara-Diaz, for approximately 30 minutes while she shopped in the mall. The temperature was approximately 37 degrees at the time.
Guevara-Diaz, 27, of 149 Grand Blvd., was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on November 19.
Child Protective Services were notified. The children were released to friend of the family.
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