Couple arrested for leaving children in hot car

CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WIVB) – NY State Police were called to a Walmart in central New York after a passerby called 911.
The passerby noticed two children left along in a car and was concerned for their welfare.
Police and emergency personnel discovered a silver van with a 4 year-old sleeping and a 9 year-old sweating heavily. The children were both treated at the scene and released.
Police arrested Amanda Aikens, 29, of Central Square and John Yelle, 26, of Syracuse and charged them with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
Both Aikens and Yelle yelled at officers that they left the two children in the van while they went inside the store to shop.
Child Protective Services is investigating.  The two will appear before Central Square Court on August 26. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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