Parents pass out on heroin in hot car, child in backseat

Kelsey Bowen and James Burnett (MNPD)

26-year-old Kelsey Bowen was charged with child neglect, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and contraband in a penal institution, and 27-year-old James Burnett was charged with child neglect, possession of heroin with intent, and contraband in a penal institution after officers found them passed out in a hot car with their 4-year-old child in the backseat.

Clarksville mother charged after leaving children home alone while she worked in Nashville

28-year-old Rachel Diller was charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect after police discovered that she left her two children, ages 8 and 6, unattended on a consistent basis while leaving for work in Nashville.

Couple overdoses in Mapco as son waits in the car

53-year-old Sharyn Wells and 29-year-old Mark Yurt were charged with child neglect and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after the couple overdosed in Mapco while their 13-year-old son was waiting in the car.

2 adults overdosed on Heroin in hospital parking lot, 2 children in car

When officers arrived to Summit Hospital after midnight Thursday night, they found a vehicle running, with the rear doors open, no heat on, with two adults passed out in the front seat, one with a syringe inserted into his arm, the other with an uncapped syringe beside her on the console. In the back seat were two small children, ages 9 and 7, crying and shivering while the 30-something degree wind blew through the open rear doors.

Police find 2 children roaming streets, 2 more home alone; Mother arrested.

Metro Police located an 8-year-old child wandering the streets of North Nashville late Tuesday night. When they returned the child to its home, they discovered a 12-year-old & a 2-year-old home alone, and realized another 11-year-old autistic child had also wandered off, too. That child was located near a local hotel, and Megan Moreno was arrested and charged with 4 counts of child neglect.

Carl & Amanda Light Arrested for Child Neglect… “cockroaches and bedbugs covering the walls”

Carl Light & Amanda Light remain jailed this morning on 2 counts each of ‘Child Neglect <8’ & ‘Child Neglect 9-17’. Amanda Light has a $3500 bond, and Carl Light as a $5000 bond. Just before 2AM on Saturday morning, MNPD responded to 622 Rivergate Pkwy (America’s Best Value Inn) in reference to a call for service about possible drug activity. On arrival officers knocked on the door, and a 12 year old boy answered the door. Also inside the room was an 8 year old boy – no parent…