A 31-year-old Greenwich woman faces risk of injury to a minor charges after her husband came home from work and found his two children home alone, according to Greenwich Police.
According to police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray, the husband called police about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 21, after he came home and found his seven- and 10-year-old children home alone and his wife's purse and cellphone inside their home. But he couldn't find his wife. He was concerned she could have been out wandering in the area but did not want to leave the sleeping children alone to go out and search for her, so he called police, Gray said.
Police also couldn't find the woman inside and began to search for her in the Byram neighborhood. A short time later, the husband notified police that he found his wife passed out beneath one of the children's beds, Gray said.
Police charged her with two counts of risk of injury to a minor. She was released after posting $200 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 28 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
(Editor's note: Patch is not publishing the name of the woman to protect the identity of the children.)