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Kitchener woman accused of abandoning newborn outside yesterday morning

Police say the newborn was left in a stroller at the side of the road as the 32-year-old attempted to flee the area
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Waterloo Regional Police Service file photo

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.