A 7-month-old baby girl was found crying in a vehicle on Sunday and the mother has been charged.

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Durham Regional Police Services were called to the parking lot at the Delpark Homes Centre on Harmony Road in Oshawa after an infant was found crying in a vehicle. A citizen walking past the vehicle heard the baby crying. The door was unlocked, so she took the baby out and called 9-1-1. The infant was taken to the hospital to be examined. Police located the mother in a nearby park with her other small children.

The child was cleared medically and turned over to her father.

A 32-year-old from Oshawa has been charged with: Abandoning a Child and Criminal Negligence. She was released on a Promise to Appear and her name is being withheld to protect the children’s identity.

If anyone has any new information in regards to this incident, please contact D/Cst. Rabishaw at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5327.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.