Shelton man arrested for risk of injury to a minor

A Shelton man was under arrest after police were called to a location in the city twice Thursday.

At approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, Shelton police responded to reports of three men drinking with a baby in a stroller on 412 Howe Avenue.

Officers arrive on the scene

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the individuals and the investigation did not reveal any signs of the individuals drinking.

Officer’s checked on the child, who appeared to be OK, and the males were advised to leave the area.

A second complaint was made

Approximately two hours later the Shelton Police were contacted about the same three males with the baby in a stroller. Officers were dispatched to the Cornell municipal parking lot, on a report of three intoxicated males now playing football with an empty alcohol bottle and causing a disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with Justin Abbott, 38, of 16 Hull Street, Shelton. Abbott was the same individual officers made contact with hours earlier, who had his 3 year old daughter in a stroller.

While officers were speaking with Abbott, he appeared to be extremely intoxicated, police reports allege.

At the time of this incident Abbott had a beer in the cup holder of the stroller, police said.

The child, who appeared to be OK, was reunited with her mother at the conclusion of this investigation.

Abbot's arrest

Based on officers' investigation Abbott was placed under arrest and charged with risk of injury to a minor.  Abbott was placed on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on July 10.