A Stafford Springs mom has been arrested in Manchester after leaving her two young children alone in the car Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Police said officers responded to 1041 Main Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday after the employee of a neighboring business alerted them. They arrived to find a 2-month-old and 2-year-old alone in an unlocked car with one window partially down.
Officers spent about 15 minutes with the children before the mother, 25-year-old Amanda Lasewicz, returned. Lasewicz said she was at a nearby restaurant getting food for the kids and had only left them alone for a few minutes, according to police.
She was arrested and charged with leaving children in a vehicle unattended. Lasewicz was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and is due in court Sept. 9.
Police said the children were taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation but did not appear to be hurt.