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Hamden Mother Charged After Police Find Her Place Looks Like a 'Tornado' Hit It

Mother was charged with risk of injury to a minor.

A Hamden mother is under arrest after police said her apartment “looked like a tornado struck it,” police said in a release. 

Police were first called to 19 First Street on a report of a dispute on May 10.

Upon arrival, the resident, Shetha Baldwin, would not answer the door, police said. Officers then looked through a window and observed two young children crying, police said. In addition, the apartment was in complete disarray, police said.

Moments later, as officers attempted to check on the welfare of the young children, Baldwin forcibly resisted, flailing uncontrollably, police said. Hamden Fire Rescue was contacted and responded to the scene. Baldwin was subsequently transported to a local hospital.

Officers observed the children’s beds and dressers “thrown around the room,” police said. One officer reported that the apartment “looked like a tornado struck,” police said.

The children were transported to the address of a relative. The Department of Children and Families was contacted.

Officer Tim Brown submitted an arrest warrant application to the court for Baldwin. The arrest warrant application was approved by the court.

Baldwin, 33, was charged with risk of Injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. Baldwin is scheduled to appear in Superor Court in Meriden on June 26. 

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