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Unharmed Family Charged
July 31, 2013 permalink
A mother left two children and two dogs in the car while she ran into a store in Port Perry Ontario. She returned with another child and drove away with three unharmed children and two unharmed dogs. She was the mother of one of the children, the report does not give her relationship to the other two. A bystander followed her and alerted police. The mother has been charged with a crime. Ambiguous wording in the news article means that children's aid may have been notified, placing her family in permanent jeopardy.
Another Durham parent charged with leaving child in car
DURHAM -- Another parent has been charged with leaving a child unattended in a hot car.
Durham police were called at about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday by a witness who said she’d seen a child and two dogs left inside a car in the parking lot of a Port Perry fast food restaurant. The windows were down and the engine was off but the car was in direct sunlight and temperatures were extremely high, police said.
A woman returned to the vehicle with another child and drove off before police arrived but the witness followed and updated cops on her whereabouts. When officers did stop the car on Scugog Street they determined the children, aged six and eight, were in good health, as were the dogs.
The woman, a parent of one of the children, cooperated with cops and admitted she’d left the children unattended.
An Oshawa woman, 43, was issued two summonses under the Child and Family Services Act for leaving a child under 16 unattended.
The incident occurred the day after a woman in Pickering was charged for leaving her two kids, aged nine and three months, in a running car with the air conditioning on in a plaza parking lot.
That woman also was charged under the Child and Family Services Act.
Source: Metroland/Durham Region