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.


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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