A Stratford grandmother was charged with leaving her grandchild alone in a car on Wednesday, July 23.
A passerby noticed the 3-year-old child alone and in its car seat in the back of a car in the parking lot at 444 Ferry Boulevard around 2:30 p.m.
The car's windows were closed, the doors were unlocked, and the car was not running, according to police. Officers said the air conditioner was running, even though the engine was not on.
Rosanna Sinatra, 59, came out of a store and told police she was inside for about five minutes. She told the officers she didn't want to disturb the toddler because the child was sleeping, according to police.
The toddler was not injured, police said.
Sinatra was issued a misdemeanor summons charging her with leaving a child under 12 unsupervised in a motor vehicle.
She appeared in court July 29 and her case was continued to Aug. 2.