Mom of 2-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering Charged - NECN
Connecticut

Connecticut

The latest news from around the state

Mom of 2-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering Charged

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Mom of 2-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering Charged
    Bristol Police and NBCConnecticut.com
    Police charged Rachelle Marie Collin with risk of injury to a minor after finding her 2-year-old daughter wandering on a street in Bristol.

    A 2-year-old girl was found wandering the streets in Bristol on Thursday night and police have charged the little girl's mother with risk of injury to a child. 

    Police said someone contacted them at 7:15 p.m. to report finding the child wandering on Emmett Street, near Pine Street. Officers responded and Bristol Police sent out an alert call to area residents. 

    The girl's mother arrived when medics were evaluating the child and she said she left her daughter with a friend, police said.

    However, she couldn't provide valid information on the person and officers did determine that the child was last with her mother, according to police.

    It's not clear exactly how the girl wound up on Emmett Street, about a block away from her mother's home, police said.  

    Police identified the girl's mother as Rachelle Marie Collin, 31, of 41 Margerie Street, Bristol.  She was charged with risk of injury to a minor and was released after posting a $25,000 bond.  

    She is due in Bristol Superior Court on Feb. 16. It's not clear if she has an attorney. 

    The child was in good condition and safely returned to other family.