Dalisha Adams charged with abandoning daughters

Dalisha Adams

A Canarsie mom was charged by police yesterday with abandoning her two toddler girls on the sidewalk Sunday.

Dalisha Adams, 26, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after she allegedly dumped her daughters, Diani, 3, and Dominae, 2, out in the cold on Sunday afternoon.

Police found the girls wandering the streets of Canarsie. According to a report in the New York Daily News, they were left in their winter coats, holding disposable diapers.

The sisters were only able to tell reporters and police, “Mommy just left us on the sidewalk and drove away.”

Cops said the girls only knew that their mother was named Dalisha and drove a white car.

Neighbors of Adams told the Daily News they often heard her screaming at the little girls.
Police found the Adams sisters in front of the Bay View Houses, a mile and a half from the Breukelen Houses, where their mother lives.

In order to identify the girls, police went door to door hoping to find their home. Cops busted down Adams’ door at 10 p.m. on Sunday, but she was nowhere to be found. She turned herself in to the 69th Precinct later that night, at 11:30 p.m.

“I was shocked,” Diquale Ranger, 17, the girls’ uncle, told the News of Adams’ arrest. Ranger said the girls’ grandmother will be seeking custody of the kids.

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