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Babysitter Left Children in Parked Car in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY-A woman who was babysitting two young children left those children unattended in an Atlantic City parking garage for more than an hour while she filled out an application to work in a casino according to police.

Police Report

Woman Arrested After Leaving Two Children Unattended in Parked Car
For Immediate Release: August 1, 2018

On July 30, 2018, a woman was arrested after leaving two children unattended in a vehicle.

At 3:01 pm, Officers James Bower and Albert Herbert responded to the Ocean Resort Casino for a report of two children being located in the self-park garage. A patron had located a 6 year old child walking around the garage and notified security personnel. The vehicle the child got out of was located, and the child’s less than one year old sibling was located inside. The children were left unattended by their babysitter, Shaun Saunders.

Officers were on scene attempting to locate Saunders for more than one hour when she entered the parking garage. She was arrested without incident. While searching her incident to arrest, Saunders was found in possession of marijuana. Saunders had been completing employment paperwork for the resort.

The children were turned over to their mother after she was located at her place of employment. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency assisted the officers.

ARRESTED: Shaun Saunders, a 23 year old female from Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES: Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Saunders was released on a summons with a future court date.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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