Man charged with neglect after allegedly leaving 2-year-old locked in car at Twin River casino
LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE)– Lincoln police have charged a Massachusetts man with Cruelty to or Neglect of Child after he allegedly left his 2-year-old son locked in a car in the parking lot of the Twin River Casino.
According to Captain Philip Gould, the Lincoln Police Department received a call of a child abandoned in a car around 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Police arrived in the parking lot at the casino and met with Twin River security, along with the suspect, 34-year old William Mulrain, of Pembroke.
Security told police the child had been locked in the vehicle, with the engine running, for nearly an hour.
Mulrain stated he had only gone into the casino to use the bathroom, Gould said.
Emergency medical services were called to evaluate the child, who has brought to the police station before being transferred to his mother.
Mulrain was was processed and arraigned at the Lincoln Police Department before being released on $2,500 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court on November 30.
The incident was reported to the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Gould said.