FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: August 9, 2010
Kenner Police arrest woman for
child desertion while shopping at Esplanade Mall
KENNER - On Saturday,
August 7, 2010, at approximately 1158 hours, the Kenner Police
Department received a telephone call reporting that three small
children were left unattended in a motor vehicle, on the east
side of the Esplanade Mall.
Upon officer’s arrival, they found
three children ages, 7 months, 2 and 4 years old, locked inside
a 1999 Mazda Millennium.
The children were crying loudly and
The windows were rolled up.
The engine was not running nor was
the air conditioner on inside the vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, officers
located and arrested, Carist Carter, 26, who provided the home
address of 720
Salcedo Street, in New Orleans, as she returned to the vehicle.
Carter is the mother to the two year
old, and aunt to the other two children.
Carter admitted to leaving the three
children in the car unattended while she shopped inside the
Carter was charged with three counts
of child desertion.
At the time of this press release,
she remains in the custody of the
Center, in Gretna.
No bond has been set.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
this incident to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.