Toddler left in hot car picked up by police


The parent of a toddler will soon be feeling the heat for having left the child alone in an idling vehicle in downtown La Conner Monday, the hottest day of the year to date.

That parent could face child endangerment charges, and the case is being forwarded to Child Protective Services (CPS) for review, according to Sgt. Jeff Willard, who heads the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office La Conner Detachment.

Willard said a concerned person called the sheriff’s office 12:13 p.m. after seeing the child upset and alone for several minutes in an SUV with a window down.

“The caller said a child had...

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