CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a North Port mother for child abuse this afternoon after she left her 10 month old baby boy unattended inside her locked Jeep Cherokee in Englewood for 40-minutes. The parking lot is at the Charlotte County Government complex at 6868 San Casa Dr. The CCSO District-1 Office is in the same complex and deputies responded immediately. Witnesses said the child was strapped inside the Jeep in a seat; he was crying and sweating in the 80-degree heat.
Deputies made a quick search and located the mother, Rosa Lizeth Garcia Olivares, 22, 7166 Gurley Ct., North Port, in the driver’s license office. Olivares returned and unlock her Jeep; deputies removed the child and EMS technicians check the boy and then medically cleared him. Deputies said the mother cracked one rear window about one-inch but it was not enough.
CCSO Deputies contacted the Department of Children and Families, and they turned the boy over to his father. Olivares was transported to the Charlotte County Jail.