PORTAGE, Ind. (TCD) — A 36-year-old woman was arrested on multiple charges after a young girl was reportedly injured after falling off the roof of the suspect’s car.
The Times of Northwest Indiana reports on Aug. 3, Portage Police went to the 100 block of Coral Avenue after receiving a report about an injured girl. Officers went to Katy Newboles’ home and located an 11-year-old crying and suffering from several injuries. Paramedics transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment.
She reportedly sustained a skull fracture, concussion, and other cuts and wounds.
Police reportedly wrote in a report that Newboles lets the girl and her 9-year-old “hang on to the back of her 2011 Ford Fusion passenger vehicle and ride skateboards.”
Newboles allegedly said she was only driving about 4 to 5 mph when the girl fell off her board and struck her head on the ground, so she drove her back to their home.
The court document alleges, “Katy stated that she did not call 911 because she was freaking out and didn’t think to call the police.”
The skateboards, however, were reportedly nowhere to be found. Police spoke with the 9-year-old boy, and when they spoke with him, he allegedly responded, “What skateboards?”
A witness allegedly told officers he saw the children atop the car, which he has seen “multiple times before.”
According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the little girl reportedly said, “Hi, I’m going to fall.”
She reportedly became unconscious when she git the ground. Then, the witness allegedly saw Newboles “grab Victim 1 by one of her arms and drag her towards the vehicle.”
Court records show a warrant went out for Newboles’ arrest Oct. 5, and she was taken into custody on two counts of neglect of a dependent, two counts of criminal recklessness, and false informing. She is not allowed to have contact with the victims.
Newboles remains in custody at the Portage County Jail.