Articles Tagged with child neglect

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A mother was arrested after allegedly spending 2 hours gambling inside an adult arcade while her baby was alone in the car with the windows rolled up. 

32-year-old Bionca Lockett is a Florida woman with an infant daughter. 

Early in the afternoon on March 4, Lockett reportedly strapped her child into a car seat and drove her black Nissan Sentra to the Pirates North Arcade in Sebastian. 

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A school bus driver in Florida has been accused of having four times over the legal BAC while he drove an afternoon route carrying 40 middle school student passengers. 

60-year-old Mark McNeil lives in Ormond Beach, Florida. He is employed as a bus driver for the Flagler County School District. 

On the afternoon of February 9, McNeil went to work to pick up a bus for the afternoon run at Buddy Taylor Middle School. 

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Parents have been charged with neglecting their son after they were accused of leaving the preteen home alone and without adult supervision for at least 2 weeks. 

34-year-old Melissa Green and Bobby Jo Green, 40, have an 11-year-old son. They reside in Elfrida, Arizona. 

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the evening on December 12, they got a call from someone that asked them to perform a welfare check at the Green’s address. The authorities reported that they were told that a child who lives there with his parents appeared to have been left alone for many days. 

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A Florida woman allegedly discharged a firearm in her home before leaving her infant by themselves in their crib while she went to the bar. 

37-year-old Victoria Hidalgo is the mother of an infant, and she lives in Port Charlotte. It is reported that she shares ownership of a vehicle with one of her friends. 

In the evening on Thanksgiving, Hidalgo was reportedly inside her residence with her baby when she called the friend with whom she shares the automobile.  

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When the great-grandmother of a 10-year-old boy reportedly allowed him to drive her vehicle because she had allegedly been drinking, the child caused an accident involving three cars.

75-year-old Lauren Burch Birk lives in a condominium in Largo, Florida. In 2017, she was arrested and convicted for driving under the influence.

Just before Christmas in 2020, Birk was with her 3 great-grandchildren. The children informed Birk that they wanted to look at the Largo Central Park Christmas lights display.

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A father is facing charges for reportedly driving the car his child fired paintballs from, and the boy was shot and injured when someone returned fire with a real gun.

26-year-old Michael Williams lives in Opa-locka, Florida, and he has a 10-year-old son.

In the evening on May 30, Williams was reportedly approached by his son, who asked his dad to give him a ride to a nearby house.

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The dean of a Florida school and his wife were arrested after it was reportedly discovered that they gave marijuana and alcohol to their teenage babysitter and her underage friends for years.

38-year-old Adam Thayer is the dean of students at the Pinellas Academy for Math and Science charter school. Thayer and his wife, 37-year-old Misty Mitchell-Thayer, reside in the unincorporated community of Palm Harbor in Pinellas County, Florida with their 7-year-old twins.

Approximately two years ago, a girl who is now 17-years-old was providing babysitting services for the Thayer’s children.

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After the father of her child ended their relationship, the mother of a newborn reportedly ditched the baby at a stranger’s residence and ran away.

33-year-old Melissa Kelley lives in Astor, Florida, and she recently gave birth to a son.

Kelley and her son’s father ended their relationship, and the woman was reportedly very emotionally distressed over the breakup.

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After a mother was accused of giving THC oil to her 2-year-old, the authorities asserted that the child tested positive for the substance, and the woman was arrested.

22-year-old Kiarra Clarisse and her toddler son live in Merritt Island, Florida. Her girlfriend of approximately 8-months lived in the residence until the pair broke up a month ago.

The child’s father has visitation with his son under the supervision of the boy’s grandmother.

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A man is facing charges after he allegedly allowed a 12-year-old girl in his care to operate his SUV at a reported speed of 85 MPH.

Shaun Michaelsen is a 41-year-old resident of Jupiter, Florida.

On June 8, Michaelsen was reportedly caring for his female friend’s 12-year-old daughter and one of the preteen’s friends for a couple of days.

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