Woman charged after baby found wandering in Suffolk apartment complex

Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-27 12:01:01-04

Shannon Goldston

Suffolk police say on Friday, August 24, 2012 at around 10 p.m., a police officer responded to the Wilson Pines Apartments located in the 2500 block of East Washington Street,  in reference to a baby being left outside of a building.

When police arrived, they saw a silver Honda drive away quickly from the scene.

Police proceeded to head over to building “C”, where the baby was reportedly found by a witness. Police say they did not see a baby in front of that building.

Witnesses told police that a woman had just picked up the baby and left in the silver Honda. Officers searched the area, but did not find the driver of that vehicle.

Officials say police went back to Wilson Pines Apartments to gather statements from witnesses. Another police officer who lives at the apartment complex said that he had seen Shannon Goldston drop her baby off in front of apartment “C”, then drive off very quickly.

Police say after Goldston left the scene, she came back to the apartment complex approximately 15 minutes later. Goldston had her 7-month-old son in a baby carrier, but not secured in the seatbelt in the back seat of the Honda.

According to officials, Goldston was placed under arrest in front of the apartment complex for child neglect. She released her 7-month-old son to his godmother.

Suffolk police charged Shannon Goldston with cruelty and injuries to children, and abuse and neglect of children. Both are felony charges.

Child Protective Services was notified, and made aware of this incident.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.