Wandering Child Leads to Westport Mother’s Arrest

The child appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, police said.


Westport police responded on Saturday evening to Murvon Court in Westport after a citizen reported that a young girl was wondering in the roadway, police said.

The girl appeared to be approximately two years old and was wearing adult slippers, long pajama pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and no jacket, the police report stated.

The temperature outside was in the 20’s and the road was covered in snow from the evening before, police said. Neighbors reportedly took the child in and notified police.


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Police determined that the mother left her two children, ages two and 15, home alone while she went to the store. The two year old was asleep at the time and apparently she wandered out of the house when the older child fell asleep, police said.

Westport police charged 43-year-old Tinatin Crouch, of 12 Murvon Court, Westport, with risk of injury to a child, according to the arrest report.

Crouch was released from custody after posting a $500 cash-only bond. She is due in Nowalk Superior Court February 5.

Marion February 05, 2013 at 07:30 PM
This poor mother has endured enough. Take her picture off your site. Please.
Mike Bexley February 06, 2013 at 05:17 AM
Nobody ever stops to think if someone is ill....and maybe there was a false report seeing as police came to her house as opposed to the tanning salon...the car was at her house when police arrived and the child was inside...car was cold at her house...call may have come from someone's ex-wife
j berry February 11, 2013 at 05:55 AM
The southport woman was NOT tanning and the child was left in the care of another adult in the car. The child was not wandering the street. This is crap
Richardo March 02, 2013 at 05:00 PM
OMG, look at the out pouring of pity from the wspt community, if this was in Bpt. you would be thinking she deserved it, hang her, probably a coke wh.... But no, it happens here and "We need to take this picture down!" My God, her reputation, etc... I think it is/was an unfortunate mistake, but really, wake UP westport, this kind of injustice happens ALL the time and you turn your heads and think, Thank God, we don't live near those people. I am sorry to say I did grow up in Wstp. because its turned into such a smarmy, selfish NY suburb. God save you, from your selves. Bpt.
Richardo March 02, 2013 at 05:05 PM
See Richardos comment, AGREED!


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