Police: Parents Left Baby in Car, Charged With Child Endangerment

Libertyville Police Blotter. Photo credit: Patch.
Libertyville Police Blotter. Photo credit: Patch.
This incidents was among the official reports of the Libertyville Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision.

Two Wisconsin residents were charged with endangering the life or health of a child after police found a 9-month-old unattended in a car in the parking lot of Lover's Lane, 1015 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Police said they received a call at 3:40 p.m. June 22 from a concerned citizen about the child being left in the car. When police arrived, they found the infant crying and sweating profusely with no one near the vehicle, police said. The windows had been left open one inch and the vehicle was not running.

Shortly after police arrived, two individuals—Jessica E. Hurley-Smith, 20, and Michael Cegers, 18—exited the store and identified themselves as the child's parents. Police said the couple admitted to leaving the child in the car when they went into the store, where they remained for 15-20 minutes. 

The child was treated by paramedics and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where he was treated and released, police said. 

Hurley-Smith, of 10311 32nd Ave., Pleasant Prairie, and Cegers, of 7003 64th Ave., Kenosha, were both charged with endangering the life or health of a child. They were each released on $1,500 personal recognizance bonds pending a July 2 court date.

For questions or concerns about this report, email Libertyville Patch Editor Korrina Grom at korrina.grom@patch.com.

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