For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Incident: Man Arrested for Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicle
Location: 2233 Nesconset Highway, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:20

Suffolk County Police today 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, of 2649 Union Blvd, 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.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-707655
Suffolk County Police Department

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