State police arrested two adults after investigating reports of two infants left in a running car in East Lyme on Friday.
Elizabeth Cheri Elliot, 22, of Auburndale, Florida, and Andrew James Froberg, 30, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, face charges of risk of injury to a child, leaving a child unsupervised and first-degree reckless endangerment with no intimidation intended after State Police found two children in a running car in a Stop & Shop parking lot in East Lyme at 7:08 p.m. on June 27.
Lt. Paul Vance of the State police confirmed that Elliot and Froberg were dating and the children belonged to Elliot. It is unclear if Froberg was the father.
State Police initially responded to the scene to look into reports that two infants were left unattended in a running car, police said in an incident report. They found an 11-month-old and 3-year-old in car seats in the back of the running car and determined that they were there by themselves for more than 15 minutes. .
Froberg confirmed to State Police that he owned the vehicle and unlocked it. The children were upset and fire department officials examined them medically, according to police.
State Police took Froberg and Elliot into custody and held them on $20,000 cash or surety bonds.
The Department of Children and Families was also at the scene and helped find "safe placement of the two minor children," police said.
Froberg and Elliot are scheduled to appear in court in New London on June 30.