Police charge Trumbull woman with leaving children in car at shopping plaza

A Trumbull woman was charged Aug. 18 with leaving children under the age of 12 unattended in her car while she shopped in the WalMart shopping plaza on the Boston Post Road at about 2 p.m.

Police said Sonya Reilly, 45, of Stonehouse Road in Trumbull was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 16.

A person reportedly called police and said Reilly had left more than one child in her car while she was in a store, and then returned to her car and drove to another store. She left the children in the car again unsupervised, according to a police report.

Police responded and stayed with the children until Reilly returned to the car. The Department of Children and Families was notified.