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Two-year-old child found sweating and asleep in hot car while mother was shopping

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HARRIS COUNTY — A mother has been charged with Child Endangerment after Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said she left her two-year-old child in a vehicle when the temperature was 92 degrees Saturday.

Deputies received a call in reference to a welfare check at the 6500 block of North Grand Parkway after a witness advised that a child was inside of a locked vehicle that was not running.







Constable Herman said that deputies located the vehicle and observed a two-year-old child inside and asleep. The outside temperature was 92 degrees.

EMS arrived and checked the child out and deputies started questioning the mother, who was surrounded by concerned citizens.

Ahlam Maleg allegedly told deputies that the child was in the vehicle for 15-20 minutes while she was inside of a department store.







“Ahlam Maleg was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Child Endangerment. Her bond was set at
$1,000.00 out of the 180th District Court,” said Constable Mark Herman

Child Protective Services were informed about the situation and the child was released to a family friend who arrived at the scene.







 

 

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VIDEO: Harris County Sheriff’s Office seeking driver of vehicle that hit 13-year-old girl

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a 13-year-old girl on October 2, at around 6:30 pm as she was walking with her brother and they were attempting to cross the roadway.

The driver didn’t stop and left the scene after hitting the girl in the 15500 block of Ella Boulevard, according to HCSO. If you look closely at the vehicle in the video, you can see the damage on the front of it.







London Castaneda-Banks, the 13-year-old girl who was hit, was taken to a hospital by life-flight and is recovering from her injuries.

HCSO believes the vehicle may be a black Chevrolet Cruze or Kia Forte, which can be seen in the video at the top of this article.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Division at 713-274-7400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.







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CRIME STOPPERS: ‘He keeps setting dumpsters on fire, Help stop him!’

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HOUSTON, Texas — Crime Stoppers and the Houston Arson Bureau are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect responsible for several arsons.

The suspect allegedly set five dumpster fires on August 30, 2019 at approximately 10 pm near in the area of the 6700 block of West Tidwell Road in Houston.







The suspect was captured on video surveillance setting the dumpsters on fire as he traveled on West Tidwell Road, according to the Houston Police Department.

He set the last dumpster on fire near the 5600 block of Shepard Road, then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’10” to 6’0″, with a slim build, medium length hair, a goatee, and was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, and tennis shoes.







Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.







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Babysitter wanted for child abandonment after children, ages 3 and 6, start motel fire while she was getting pizza

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A woman is facing charges of child abandonment after police say she left the young children that she was caring for unattended at a motel and they started a fire, displacing several residents at a Motel 6.

Tara Elizabeth Piccione, 31, is wanted on two charges of child abandonment with intent to return, which is a state jail felony, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.







Piccione is accused of leaving two children, ages 3 and 6, unattended at Motel 6 in Spring Texas on October 9th.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says that the children began playing with a lighter and set the bedding on fire, displacing numerous people.

Piccione was apparently seen walking back into the hotel with a Pizza when residents were evacuating.







At the time of the fire, approximately 30 rooms were being occupied.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to felony charges or an arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling (713) 222-TIPS (8477) or submitting tips online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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