Incident with child left in hot car investigated
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 20, 2012 | 1578 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Cleveland police are investigating an incident in which a small child was left locked inside a hot car.

The incident was reported after small boy was observed crying and sweating inside a car parked at Walmart on Treasury Drive.

According to a report filed by officer Jennifer McKee, store employees stated the child, who was later determined to be 5 years old, was strapped in a car seat and the windows of the gray Nissan Maxima were rolled up, with the exception of one which was halfway down.

“The employees said the baby was sweating and screaming so they reached in and unlocked the door and removed the baby. They said his clothes were wet from sweat and he was having trouble breathing,” McKee noted in her report.

A few minutes passed and the employees were approached by two women, one of whom said she was the mother.

According to the report, the woman allegedly stated, “Mamaw — not again.”

The mother reportedly took the child and stated, “they never left it, just walked away.”

After the women were told law enforcement had been notified, they left the scene.

According to video security cameras, investigators learned the women were inside the store for approximately seven minutes.

Detective Brian Pritchard is aiding McKee in the investigation.

- A firearm and two safes containing jewelry and other items were reportedly stolen during a burglary at a Davis Road address.

A report filed by deputy Tim Robinson indicated Ricky Musgrove was the victim.

Musgrove told the deputy someone had entered his home and took a Hi-Point .380-caliber handgun and safes which contained coins, watches, diamond rings and a flashlight.

The burglary was believed to have occurred sometime between last Thursday and Tuesday of this week.

The missing items were valued at $9,789.

Investigation has been turned over to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.