Mechanicville woman arrested following investigation into children being left in vehicle

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MECHANICVILLE, N.Y.—The Mechanicville Police Department arrested a Mechanicville woman following an investigation into children being left alone in a vehicle.

Ashley Degrasse, 24, was arrested after police responded to a call on July 5 from a concerned employee at the Price Chopper Plaza about children being left alone in a vehicle.

Police located a vehicle with the ignition off, windows up, and three children inside when they arrived.

The children ranged from age one to seven and were left unattended while Degrasse shopped.

Degrasse was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was arraigned in Mechanicville City Court.

She is scheduled to appear in court on August 5 at 9:30 a.m.

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