Woman Faces Charge After Tots Found in Parked Car

The woman apparently was shopping at Riverside Commons when Greenwich Police received report of children left inside a car.


A woman faces a charge of leaving a child under 12 unsupervised in a public place after Greenwich Police found two youngsters alone inside a parked car at the Riverside Commons shopping center Dec. 26.

According to police, one child — about 2-years-old, and the second described as younger than 12, were found inside the car about 1:10 p.m. Dec. 26. Police tried to locate the woman inside the CVS pharmacy but were unsuccessful, police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said. The officers waited outside the car for the woman to return.

When the woman—described as the mother and aunt of the children—returned, she admitted to leaving the children in the car while she shopped at CVS and another store, Gray said. It isn't know exactly how long the children were left alone. "They were left unattended long enough for officers to conduct an investigation," Gray said.

Nancy D. Montaleza, 30, of 167 Irvine Rd., Port Chester, NY, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released on a promise to appear Jan. 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Fight leads to arrest

A fight at a Weaver Street residence ended with the arrest of one man.

During the "brief physical altercation" reported at 6:42 p.m., Dec. 26, a punch was thrown, according to a Greenwich Police report. Steven Kovach, 50, of 202 Weaver St., Greenwich, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear Dec. 27 in state Superior Court in Stamford.


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