Lockport Mother Arrested A Second Time For Leaving Children In Car While She was In Bar
Kimberly Wells

For the second time in less than a month, a Lockport mother has been arrested for leaving her kids in the car while she was in a bar. It was on July 15th at 9:35 p.m. when Joliet Police Officers responded to the parking lot of Los Gavenos bar (1101 North Hickory Street) for a report of two young children left unattended in a vehicle. Upon arrival, Officers located two male children, ages 2 and 3, seated in child seats in the backseat.

The vehicle was unattended, and the windows were closed. Officer noted that the interior of the vehicle was in deplorable condition. Wells exited the bar and advised Officers that she was the mother of the children. Officers determined that 36-year-old Kimberly Wells of Lockport had been drinking inside the bar for approximately 30 minutes to one hour. Wells was placed into custody without incident. The Department of Children and Family Services was notified. The children were placed into the custody of another family member.

Wells was arrested, processed, and released on an I-Bond for Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

–First Arrest details below–

A Lockport mother was arrested, processed, and released on an I-Bond for Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

On June 28, 2022, at 7:33 p.m., Officers responded to the 1400 block of North Center Street for a welfare check. Upon arrival, Officers learned that a resident had located two young male children, ages 2 and 3, left unattended in a vehicle parked on the street. The vehicle was not running, and all the windows were up. The interior of the vehicle appeared to be in squalid condition and the children were not fully clothed. The children were let out of the vehicle.

While Officers were with the children, Wells exited the Crow’s Nest bar across the street and identified herself as the children’s mother. Further investigation of this incident determined that 36-year-old Kimberly Wells had been inside the bar for at least 30 minutes. Wells was placed into custody without incident. The Department of Child and Family Services was notified. The children were placed
under the care of another family member.