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Posted on: May 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Mother Found At A Bingo Hall, While Children Were Home Alone


Norfolk Police received a phone call Monday night, May 18, 2015, around 7:00 pm for several children that were alone inside of a home in the 1000 block of Denhart Street without adult supervision.

Once inside the home, Norfolk Police, Fire Rescue and Child Protective Services found 6 children, ranging from 5 months to 10 years-old, home alone. No children were reported injured.

The 35-year-old mother was located an-hour-and-a-half later at an area bingo hall.

Amy Vela has been charged with 6 counts of Felony Child Neglect, and is currently in the Norfolk City Jail held with no bond.

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