Hobbs Woman Admits to Leaving Her Child Home Alone

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Hobbs woman is accused of leaving her baby home alone to go drink and party.

Police say 18-year-old Gabriele Contreras even admitted it.

We're told a bunch of people were drinking at her apartment on Jefferson, and some were underage.

Police say they decided to go to a hotel to party and Contreras followed claiming she left her 7 month old with a family member.

Two teens came back to her apartment a couple hours later to find the baby crying.

Police say Contreras admitted to leaving the baby alone and that she had a few drinks that night.

She's charged with child abandonment.