Mother arrested for leaving children unattended in park

A local woman has been accused of leaving her two young children unattended as they played in the park.

Jessica L. Hawkins, 22, of Williams Street, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

At approximately 5 p.m. on July 11, police were dispatched to Riverside Veterans Memorial Park for a report of two small children, two and four years old, running around the park unattended in only their diapers.

Upon arrival, police found Hawkins  caring for the children. Following a brief investigation by police, she was arrested.

Police said they received the report from a witness who saw the children unattended. Hawkins was issued a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

The case was handled by Whitehall Patrolman James Huntington and Investigator Frank Hunt. The matter was also turned over to Child Protective Services

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