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Cops: Woman Leaves Infant in Car in Fairfield

And other arrests made by the Fairfield Police Department.

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the . it does not indicate convictions.]

A Bridgeport woman was charged with leaving a child unsupervised Thursday when she allegedly left her 9-month-old great grandson in the car while she was in Village Bagels, police said.

Police received multiple calls to the Bob's Store plaza. Witnesses said the child was screaming and crying inside the car and the temperature outside was near 80 degrees. One complainant was able to take the child out of the car by the time police arrived.

The great grandmother, Helene Lewis, 66, told police she was in Village Bagels and noticed the crowd around her car but did not think anything of it. When she returned to the car, she saw one of the complainants holding the baby. She was told they were waiting for police to arrive.

According to the police report, Lewis said she had forgotten the child was in the car.

The child's parents were also called to the scene to take custody of the baby, according to the report. They told police that Lewis has memory impairment issues.

Lewis was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 13.

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A Bridgeport woman was charged Thursday with sixth-degree larceny after she allegedly shoplifted $333 worth of items from , police said.

Angelia Robertson, 51, reportedly went into the dressing room at Kohl's with items and then left the store with merchandise concealed on her person and in a large bag, according to the report.

Robertson reportedly told responding officers that she took bras and new sneakers (and left the old sneakers in the box on the rack), according to the report.

She was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 13.

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A Fairfield man faces multiple motor vehicle charges after an alleged double hit and run on Thursday, police said.

Timothy Andrews, 54, of Garden Drive, was charged with evading responsibility, engaging in pursuit, reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, misuse of plates, and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

According to the police report, the vehicle Andrews was driving struck the bumper of a car stopped at a stoplight at the intersection of Black Rock Turnpike and Knapps Highway Thursday afternoon. The two drivers got out of their cars to exchange information but then Andrews left, according to police.

The other driver called police, and a responding officer followed Andrews, who sped up. The officer terminated the pursuit as Andrews drove past North Stratfield School, which was in session.

Police found the silver minivan Andrews was driving parked in his Garden Drive residence. He had allegedly struck a struck the bumper of a large truck parked on the street before parking in his driveway, police said.

Andrews told officers he was nervous because his car was uninsured, according to the report. The car was towed and Andrews was released on a $100 bond. He is due to appear in court on Sept. 11.

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