Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark P. Centurione announce that, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, 30, currently of Little Falls, was charged with two counts related to the endangering the welfare of her three-week-old infant.
Police say on Aug. 8th, Sharifnezhadazizi was charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of fourth degree Abuse and Neglect.
According to police, the incident occurred on Aug. 8th when Sharifnezhadazizi left her three- week-old infant unattended in a locked car with the windows up and the engine off in the parking lot of Aldi’s Grocery store in Clifton, as she shopped.
Police say an on-looker saw the child in the backseat of Sharifnezhadaziz’s car and contacted the police who arrived on scene and forced entry into the backseat of the car through a window.
The child was provided emergency care on-scene by Clifton Police Department and the Clifton EMS. Immediately thereafter the child was taken to the hospital and where the child was treated and released according to police.
Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child carries a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison and Fourth Degree Abuse and Neglect carries a maximum of eighteen months in the New Jersey State Prison.