A Waterloo woman was arrested and charged with child endangerment after a Waterloo police officer saved a baby that was locked inside a car.
Officer Adam Galbraith was on patrol in 800 block of West 2nd Street at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he saw a car illegally parked. When he looked inside the car, he saw a baby boy in a car seat covered in sweat. Galbraith said that the windows of the car were rolled up and the boy had very red skin and was gasping for air.
Galbraith got the boy out of the car and called for medical assistance. The boy was treated on scene by Waterloo Fire Rescue and then was taken to a local hospital.
Officer located the mother, 24-year-old Shawna Raeann Bailey, about 30 minutes later.
She is charged with child endangerment.
Captain Tim Pillack says that DHS was called in to investigate.
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