Police: Infant left in running vehicle at Twin River; mom charged

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LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cape Cod woman is facing charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby girl in a running car in the parking lot of Twin River for about 90 minutes.

Police said they were called to the casino around 10 a.m. Thursday for reports of a child left alone inside a parked vehicle. When they arrived they found a 2013 Kia Sorrento that was left running with the rear driver’s side window down.

While searching the vehicle, police said officers found a young infant covered by a blanket in the back seat.

Police said the baby’s mom – identified as Halston A. Borglund, 26 – told police she ran into the casino to grab keys.

However, police said casino security determined Borglund entered the casino around 8:28 a.m. Police said it appears the child was left alone in the running car for about an hour and a half. 

Borglund is charged with cruelty or neglect of a child. Police said she was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

The child is reported to be in fair condition at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The Department of Children, Youth and Families was contacted and took custody of the baby, police said.

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