The girls, ages 2 and 4, found playing with the vehicle’s windows in a medical office parking lot, according to Colonial Regional police.
An Allentown woman faces charges after allegedly leaving her two young daughters unattended in a car for half an hour.
Jamie Lee Velazquez-Laporte, no age given, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, leaving a child unattended in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license, according to a criminal complaint.
A caller reported the children, later determined to be ages 2 and 4, were inside a red Nissan parked about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday outside a medical office in the 5300 block of Northgate Drive in Hanover Township, Northampton County, according to an affidavit by Colonial Regional police. The children were not in car seats, the keys were in the ignition and one of the girls was operating the window, according to the affidavit and charges.
The caller confronted the Velazquez-Laporte as she came out of the office and she left before police arrived, the affidavit said. Allentown police reportedly helped identify the woman, of the 1100 block of Catasauqua Avenue.
Velazquez-Laporte allegedly told police she left the children in the vehicle for five minutes, but authorities say she was at the medical office for about 30 minutes, the affidavit says.
Velazquez-Laporte was arraigned Thursday before District Judge James Narlesky and was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A phone number listed for her address was disconnected.