Did you know depending on where you live, it could result in criminal charges being filed should you leave your child unattended in a car? Eleven states have laws against leaving kids in cars, and seven have legislation pending. Four states make it a criminal offense if the child dies or is injured.
An Amber Alert was issued Friday evening after a car was stolen from a Magna gas station with a 3-year-old child still in the back seat. The child, Hector Salvador Orozco, was later found safe in a neighborhood about two miles from the gas station, Salt Lake County sheriff’s Sgt. Don Hutson said.
Update 04-06-09: Amber Alert suspect identified
MAGNA — The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 20-year-old Melissa Sue Irish. They believe she stole a car with 3-year-old Hector Orozco inside around 6:45 Friday night, which resulted in an Amber Alert.
The car had been parked at the Fast Track gas station in Magna. Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies say a mother and a father took their two cars to fill up shortly before 7 p.m. The father was driving with two children, and the mother with her 3-year-old son, Hector Orozco.
Update 04-09-09: Melissa Irish was taken into custody without incident at a Salt Lake City apartment.