The Cortland County Sheriff responded to Price Chopper off of Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville on Sunday, August 14th for a welfare check.
Officer’s discovered that 39 year old Joelene M. Cooper of Cortland, NY left an infant inside her unoccupied vehicle for an extended period of time as she shopped in the store.
Sheriff deputies located Cooper inside the store and took her into custody. The infant was evaluated by TLC Ambulance and was then turned over to a family member.
She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Cooper was processed and released on her own recognizance.