Woman charged after baby allegedly left in car parked outside Oshawa mall

Durham police say a woman from Bowmanville has been charged. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

OSHAWA – A woman has been charged after police say she left an eight-month-old baby alone in a car at an Oshawa mall for about 45 minutes.

Police say they were called to the Oshawa Centre parking lot Sunday afternoon and found the baby boy in a vehicle by the Starbucks.

They say officers broke a window to get the child out.

Police say the boy was taken to hospital for observation and is doing well.

A 32-year-old woman from Bowmanville has been charged with abandoning a child under 10 years old.

Police say she has been released on a promise to appear in court. She cannot be named in order to protect the child’s identity.


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