A mother was arrested over the weekend after she left her eight-month-old baby boy unattended in a vehicle for 45-minutes in Oshawa, Durham police say.
According to police, the baby was left unattended in a vehicle that was parked at Oshawa Centre near the Starbucks entrance on Sunday, July 14.
Officers were called to the parking lot around 4:35 pm and were required to break one of the vehicle’s windows to get the child out.
Police believe the baby was left unattended for 45-minutes, and he has since been taken to hospital for observation.
Authorities said the baby is now “doing well.”
A 32-year-old woman from Bowmanville has since been charged with: abandon a child under 10 years.
However, she was released from authorities on an appearance notice and her name is being withheld to protect the child’s identity.
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This is the second mother to be charged for leaving a baby unattended in a vehicle in Oshawa in the past week.
On Sunday, July 7, the mother of a seven-month-old was charged after her baby girl was found unattended in a hot car in Oshawa.
According to Durham Regional Police, officers were called to the parking lot at the Delpark Homes Centre on Harmony Road in Oshawa after a woman heard a baby crying from inside a parked vehicle.
Luckily the door was unlocked and the woman was able to take the baby out and call 9-1-1.
Police said the baby was taken to a hospital to be examined, and after she was medically cleared she was turned over to her father.
Following the incident, police located the mother in a nearby park with her other small children.