Arrested After Leaving Kids in Car

Police said an East Hampton couple left two young children in a parked car for over an hour while they shopped at Macy's in Hampton Bays.


     An East Hampton couple were arrested in Hampton Bays yesterday by Southampton Town police on charges of endangering the welfare of two young children, who police said were left inside a car while couple went shopping at Macy’s. The car’s engine was off, and the temperature at the time was 39 degrees, the police said.

     Adrian Coria, 32, and Bertha Sanchez-Marquez, 31, of Oakview Highway were found by police inside the store at about 5:30 p.m., about 45 minutes after the police arrived and an hour after they received the initial call from a witness in the parking lot outside the department store who was concerned about the children. The couple were placed under arrest and taken to the nearby Southampton Town police headquarters, each charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

            They were released from police headquarters last night, and will be arraigned in Southampton Town Court at a future date.