Melissa Weiner, of Port Jefferson, charged after leaving 6-year-old home alone overnight

A Port Jefferson mother has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her 6-year-old son home alone overnight. Police say

Melissa Weiner is accused of leaving her 6-year-old

Melissa Weiner is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son home alone overnight. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

CENTRAL ISLIP - A Port Jefferson mother has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her 6-year-old son home alone overnight.

Police say Melissa Weiner left her home on Windward Drive at around 8 p.m. Thursday night, and did not return until Friday afternoon.

Authorities say Weiner admitted to leaving the boy at home when she went to her boyfriend's house in Dix Hills at around 8:00 p.m. She says she accidentally fell asleep.

Police say Weiner's son wandered outside, stopped a village constable and told him he was by himself. Neighbor Al Demeo, who came over to help, says the boy was not frightened but seemed a little confused. He says the boy told him he never got dressed or went to school because nobody was home.

The child is now safe with family, according to police.

Weiner is due back in court next Tuesday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Two lawmakers are pushing for better safety on 1 Local lawmakers push for better safety on Southern State Parkway
Police are searching for the driver involved in 2 Police: Man arrested in fatal Brentwood hit-and-run
Officials say a man is dead after being 3 Officials: Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Coram
Police say Fredys Santamaria was parked outside of 4 Man accused of parking lot lewdness arrested again
A man is in court Sunday after he 5 Police: Man steals car, crashes on Loop Parkway

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE