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Mother arrested after 2 children left in van

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 00:09:14-04

NOBLESVILLE — A Noblesville mother was arrested Thursday afternoon after she allegedly left her two toddler-aged children in a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot.

According to a release from the Noblesville Police Department, officers arrived at the Walmart Supercenter at 16865 Clove Road just after 1:30 p.m. and found two siblings, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, in car seats inside a 2009 Dodge Caravan.

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The van's windows were rolled down approximately six inches and the vehicle was not running. The temperature outside was 88 degrees.

The childrens' mother was arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent.