Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Youth Protection Unit have charged a female after a newborn was left outside of a residence in Kitchener.
On Dec. 27, 2021 at approximately 11:10 a.m., police responded to multiple calls that a female had abandoned a newborn in a stroller at the side of the road by a residence in the area of Dixon Street and Eckert Street. The female then attempted to flee the area.
Through the investigation, police also learned that a passerby who attempted to stop the female was [allegedly] threatened. Several other individuals assisted police in locating the female.
The newborn was located safe and assessed by Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services.
As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old Kitchener female was arrested and charged with abandon child, utter threats to cause death and breach probation.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 7, 2022.