Newark - An abandoned and unresponsive infant girl was rescued this morning by Essex Count Sheriff's officers from an illegally parked motor vehicle outside Veterans Memorial Park.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers were on routine patrol when they spotted the vehicle.
"Immediately upon approaching the illegally parked car the officers observed the three month old infant, who was locked inside the vehicle.
Our officers than made a forced entry into the vehicle and found the child unresponsive and its breathing was very shallow," the sheriff stated. "
Once they realized the baby was unresponsive, Newark EMS was called and the child was transported without delay to receive medical attention. The infant has since regained consciousness and doctors expect her to make a full recovery."
The mother of the infant victim arrived to the vehicle 45 minutes after the child had been to University Hospital.
She was taken into custody on a municipal court warrant and the Essex County Prosecutor's office's Special Victim's Unit will be leading the investigation into the matter concerning her and the three month old child
"Our officers involved in this rescue mission are to be highly commended for their professionalism, alertness and action under these life threatening circumstances." Fontoura said.