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Mom Charged With Leaving Boy Home Alone

A Norwalk woman took an extra shift at work after being called by her boss before dawn Tuesday. But instead of making extra money she will incur court costs. The woman, Milagros Sanchez-Mostacero, 26, was charged with leaving her preschool-age son home alone. She faces two counts of injury/risk/impairing morals. Bond was $2,000.

Sanchez-Mostacero's ex-boyfriend called Norwalk Police around 6 a.m. after going to the Mott Avenue home to check on his son. He had been delivering newspapers, was in the area and "had a feeling," police say. Sanchez-Mostacero and her new boyfriend weren't home. The father had no idea where his son was, but couldn't imagine he would be anywhere else but at home.

When police arrived, the new boyfriend was home. He said there were no buses running that early, so he had driven the mother to work and returned.

Police picked up Sanchez-Mostacero at her job and took her to Norwalk Police headquarters.

Also on the police blotter:

? A 2000 Chevy Express van was reported stolen Tuesday morning from Allview Avenue. Its owner was also worried about the lawn equipment that was in the back of the vehicle, but the van was recovered that afternoon and the equipment was still in it. It was on Summit Avenue, where it had hit a fire hydrant. The van had damage to its passenger side.

? A man was Tasered Tuesday after getting into an argument with his wife about their daughter. He hit her and shoved her, and a neighbor called police. The man was in the street when police got there. Officer said he was upset and when they tried to calm him down he cursed at them. He was Tasered, but he pulled the prongs out and ran away. His wife said he was intoxicated.

? Workers at Feder Auto Body discovered Tuesday that a trailer there had been broken into. Missing were an LCD monitor, a Snapon 18-volt impact wrench and a Bluetooth mouse. A steel bolt had been pried out of the trailer over the weekend. Workers suspect an ex-employee.

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