Middletown Woman Faces Risk Of Injury Charge After 3-Year-Old Found In Street At 2:30 A.M.

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Rebecca Quinn was charged with risk of injury. (Courtesy of Middletown Police Department)

MIDDLETOWN — The woman responsible for a 3-year-old who was found in the street about 2:30 in the morning was charged with risk of injury, police said.

Rebecca A. Quinn, 29, of Grove Street was arrested Tuesday and released on a promise to appear in Superior Court Sept. 6.

According to police, a neighbor called police shortly before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when she came across a 3-year-old in the street during a driving rain.

When officers arrived, the boy was sitting in the neighbor’s car, wearing a wet T-shirt and pull-up style diapers but no pants, police said. He was wet and the tips of his fingers were wrinkled.

An officer found an open front door at Quinn’s home, about 200 yards from where the boy was found, but got no response when he knocked and announced his presence, they said. Officers went into the house and found Quinn, who was sleeping, her boyfriend and Quinn’s 11-month-old girl.

Quinn told them she was babysitting the boy and was not aware that he had left the home, police said. She was upset when she learned that he was found outside, they said. Both she and her boyfriend were sober, and the home appeared to be well-kept.

She had last checked on the boy about midnight, when he was asleep in a bedroom, she told police. The front door had been locked, she said.

Police described Quinn as the boy’s primary caretaker.

The boy, who had been transported to Middlesex Hospital, was found to be in good condition, police said.

By Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant

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