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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.