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Plaistow police arrest mother for leaving kids in unlocked car while shopping at Market Basket

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent

April 13. 2018 3:00PM
 (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER FILE PHOTO)



PLAISTOW — A Nashua mother was charged with child endangerment after allegedly leaving her two young children in her vehicle while she shopped at Market Basket.

Kristina Marie Matarazzo, 32, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police responded to the store to investigate a complaint about two children alone in a car.

Police Capt. Brett Morgan said the children were ages 2 and 5 and were left alone for about 20 minutes.

He said the doors were left unlocked.

“Anything could happen. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a 5-year-old that you could leave alone. At that age anyone could snatch them,” Morgan said.

Matarazzo was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

She will be arraigned May 11 in Plaistow Circuit Court.


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