Woman accused of leaving infant unattended inside parked vehicle in Valley Stream
Police say they have arrested a Queens woman for leaving her infant in the car in Valley Stream on Monday afternoon.
According to officers, at approximately 4:21 p.m. a witness observed an infant left unattended inside a parked vehicle located at Walmart on 77 Green Acres Road West.
Upon police arrival, officers observed an unsupervised male infant, 4 months old, in the rear seat of a vehicle that was locked and running.
Officers used a lockout kit to open the door and remove the child from the vehicle.
An ambulance arrived and a Nassau County medic evaluated the baby.
Approximately one hour after an announcement was made in Walmart, the mother, Treisha Clarke, 41, returned to the vehicle and was placed under arrest without incident.
The child was placed into the custody of a family member.
Clarke is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.