By G. T. Houts
Twin Peaks, CA – On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station received a call regarding a child left in a vehicle. The reporting party called 9 1 1 after hearing the victim crying in a parked vehicle all alone. When Deputy Ferronato arrived on scene and discovered the victim, a 17 month old female, did not have any water and was sitting in a soiled diaper and clothing. The outside temperature was approximately 46 degrees and the child was not properly dressed for the elements.
Deputy Ferronato requested the response of the San Bernardino County Fire Department in order to check the victim’s well-being. While the victim was with fire personnel, Deputy Ferronato began checking residences door to door in order to locate the victim’s parents or guardians. Deputy Ferronato contacted a relative of the victim, Carol Harrison in a residence several doors down from where the vehicle was parked. Harrison was asleep on the couch when Deputy Ferronato contacted her. Harrison advised she came home about 7:00 a.m. and fell asleep on the couch leaving the victim in the car. Harrison was arrested for PC 273A(A), Willful Cruelty to a Child. The victim was placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Harrison, was transported to the Central Detention Center and booked on her charges. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Deputy Nic Ferronato at the Twin Peaks Station (909) 336-0600 or WeTip 1-800-78-CRIME