Po­lice: 2-year-old left in car, taken to hospi­tal

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter

A 2-year-old boy was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter his mother al­legedly left him in her car while she went shop­ping.

WEST WHITE­LAND >> A 2-yearold boy was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter his mother al­legedly left him in her car while she went shop­ping for cloth­ing in the Ex­ton Square Mall.

On Oct. 27, shortly af­ter 4 p.m., a nearby woman alerted author­i­ties that a young child had been left unat­tended in a 1996 Jeep Chero­kee.

Po­lice said they found the child in the back seat of the Jeep with a soiled di­a­per and vomit on his shirt. The women told po­lice the child had been there for at least 20 min­utes.

“The of­fi­cer reached in, un­locked the door, and pulled the kid out,” said West White­land De­tec­tive Scott Pez­ick.

The child was treated on the scene by Uwch­lan Am­bu­lance Corps and another West White­land de­tec­tive also trained as a medic.

Officers said they got the child out of the Jeep since the back win­dow was left down, and when they took him out of the car, he be­gan shak­ing from the cold.

The Jeep was in a park­ing garage, out of di­rect sun­light. Po­lice said the tem­per­a­ture was about 53 de­grees.

Po­lice said the 2-yearold

was dressed in a light sweater, shorts and shoes. Af­ter get­ting treat­ment on the scene, he was taken to Ch­ester County Hospi­tal for ad­di­tional treat­ment. There, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Ch­ester County Depart­ment of Chil­dren, Youth and Fam­i­lies met with the 2-year-old and in­ves­ti­gated fur­ther.

Po­lice said they made con­tact with, and sub­se­quently charged the mother, Jas­mine Parker, 31, of Coatesville, with en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of chil­dren, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing another per­son, dis­or­derly con­duct, and leav­ing a ve­hi­cle unat­tended.

Parker re­port­edly ad­mit­ted to po­lice she left her son unat­tended be­tween 20 min­utes and an hour while she was shop­ping.

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