City couple who allegedly left kids alone charged

Posted: April 8, 2014

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — A city couple was charged Saturday after allegedly leaving their four young children home alone.

Police were called around 9:30 a.m. to the 500 block of Armour Dale, near Valley Avenue, in reference to a welfare check, according to Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lauren Cummings.

Someone in the area reported noticing that there were a number kids unsupervised at the residence.

An officer arrived and found that four children — ages 8, 6, 4 and 11 months — were home alone.

The children’s parents, Marta Tolentino Gomez, 23, and Felipe Tolentino-Perez, 29, were contacted and returned home, Cummings said.

She did not release where the parents were, and said it was unknown how long they were gone.

Tolentino Gomez and Tolentino-Perez were each charged with four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com