Woman left 3-year-old in car alone for 90 minutes, police say

NORTH GREENBUSH — A tearful 3-year-old girl left alone in her mother’s car for 90 minutes Wednesday wandered around an apartment building looking for help before a neighbor called 911, police said.

The girl’s mother, 20-year-old Krystyl A. Knockwood of Troy, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly leaving the child unattended, police said.

A neighbor came outside at 12:40 p.m. to find the 3-year-old girl crying on a porch, police said.

Officers determined Knockwood was visiting a friend inside the Williams Road apartment building and had not checked on her daughter, who’d been left in the car, police said.

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Police called Rensselaer County Child Protective Services and handed the girl over to her grandmother.

Knockwood is charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned in North Greenbush Town Court and is due back June 2.

-Dylan Rossiter (@ByDylanRossiter)

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