[UPDATE 10:44 p.m.] Child Found Unresponsive After Being Left in Car at Bear River Casino

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At approximately 6:40 p.m., Bear River Casino employees contacted emergency services with the report of an unresponsive child in a vehicle. Medical services were dispatched to the casino. Upon arrival, the child was beginning to respond and has been taken to the hospital. According to the scanner, the child was left in the car about 45 minutes. The woman who left the child returned to the vehicle and law enforcement is speaking to her.

Below is a partial recording of the scanner report.

UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: Grandmother Leaves 2-Year-Old Unattended in Hot Weather to Gamble

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78 comments

  • too busy wanting to win the big buck (lose her ass off) to pay attention to her child? WTF? it was a hot day too. Praying the child survives, and the [edit] loses the child! Bear River casino sucks anyway!

    • Dawnetta carpenter

      Wtf does bear river casino have to do with [edit] leaving her child in the car

      • Well it seems the incident occurred in the parking lot of that casino. THAT’s what.

        • Thanks, M.E. damn straight

        • Bear River Casino does not encourage nor condone leaving children or animals in vehicles. The parent/guardian that left the child in the car is 100% responsible. The parent will be charged with child endangerment and will have to attend criminal court hearings. CPS will also conduct an investigation. The employee at BRC should receive positive recognition for saving this child’s life!!

          • Marianne Anderson

            Awesome job! This happens too much and I’m grateful this didn’t turn deadly for the child.

      • It shows that an employee there was dillegant in monitoring the parking lot and took appropriate measures to save a life while a negligent parent chose the location to do this.

      • Sharpen your pencil

        It aids in some people’s addictions, and the destruction of many people’s lives….. just the same as a DUMBASS leaving a child in a car iin 70 degree weather has the possibility to destroy people’s lives….. Birds of a feather and all that good stuff.

        Hopefully the child survives and gets a more responsible guardian….. Emphasis on the GUARD!

        • If the kid was left outside in the hot sun at the mall would you blame the mall for the grandmother’s shopping addictions? Probably not. Your comment is ridiculous. Don’t leave a two year old unattended. Period. Doing so is just bad parenting. Thank God the employees at Bear River saved her before something worse happened.

          • Sharpen your pencil

            Lol, outside in the hot sun, at the mall, now that is ridiculous. My comment not so much. Seeing as the POS responsible for leaving the kid in the car obviously also has a gambling problem. Think about it smart one, it’s not hard to grasp the concept. But then again, thinking can be hard for some people! Point in case, this so called “grandmother” thinking it was acceptable to leave a child in the car to go gamble! Exhibit B, your response….

            • Your point is ridiculous. Where it happened has nothing to do with this. Grandma deserves jail time, in a baking hot cell the entire time. The casino worker deserves a medal, he saved this child.

          • Oh yes, doesnt matter what your doing, you dont leave a child in a car,period, [edit]!

      • Best River has nothing to do with the issue. SHE would have done the same thing if it was Blue Lake or any other casino.

        • Sharpen your pencil

          However, she chose bear river, the problem is the mentality of these people with addiction issues like gambling and drugs…. But hey, let’s just give them a safe place to use, no one will get hurt, except maybe a small child.

      • Best River has nothing to do with the
        issue. SHE would have done the same thing if it was Blue Lake or any other casino.

    • I applaud Bear River Casino employees for responding to the incident and contacting authorities. If it wasn’t for them the infant may have suffered a much worse fate.

    • Sounds to me like they might have saved the kid’s life! Good job! I hate to think of what could have happened if you had not been there to help!

    • Bear River sucks anyway? WTF has THAT got to do with ANYTHING? That has to be the single, most stupid comment I have ever read. Lolol. STFU.

  • What the hell is wrong with people? That poor child. I hope he/she makes a full recovery and the mother is charged.

    • If ya wanna point da finga...

      Thank the anti abortion folks for the tremendously huge amount of unwanted children. Once the fetus is born the same people complain about welfare moms, or blame parents for not being around enough because they have to work 2-3 jobs just to make it thru the month. 250,000 bukx super bare minimum to raise a kid in the US to age 18. The kids put up for adoption rarely make it out of foster homes, especially around here. Talk to the folks who work at CASA and see what you think.

      These days “pro-life” should really say pro-welfare and pro-prison. Not blaming the mom or kid. There are no handbooks, thats why planned parenthood is so important, the majority of their work is helping people who have no idea how to care for an infant. Like dont leave them alone in cars.
      Those “pregnancy centers” that are really just places to be guilted into having the kid ought to be shut down.

      • This is an awful story. I sincerely hope that this child survives and is placed into the care of better parents.

        I am afraid that you are lost in a vacuum of unintelligence. Responsible people not only do not leave living creatures in vehicles in the sun while they run off to get their dopamine fix, they don’t HAVE children that they are unable to support or care for in the first place. Popping out kids and then demanding support from, whoever, is totally irresponsible, archaic and ridiculous. It’s 2017, try some birth control or self restraint! Whining about how hard life is will get you nowhere. Go grow some weed, that will help… Let’s call in CPS. They help. A lot. Yeah.

        “Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son…” Dean Wormer

        Get an education. Get a career. Don’t have children when you can’t afford them. Act responsible, for a few minutes at least, sometime during your life.

        It’s a sad thing, the women with no self esteem, and the society of fuck-and-run men, who have no values or breeding or self-worth. I pity the children raised in Humboldt, they will have lives of pain and suffering caused by their short sighted and stupid parents.

  • She knew better. No excuses. So commentators… think before you post “Excuses” for her actions. It makes me sick when people find excuses for Mom’s that endanger or abuse there kids.

    • There is absolutely NO excuse for this to happen. It make me sick hearing this. Especially after hearing about the poor girl the other day at centerville beach.

    • Sharpen your pencil

      Unfortunately there are more Marcia Kitchens in this world……

  • Forced sterilization is something we as a species need to consider

    • I concur wholeheartedly. When will the breeding STOP?!!

    • A strong, progressive eugenics program is essential if we`re to have any hope at all as a species. By allowing — even encouraging — the weak and unfit to reproduce, we`re destroying the results of tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands or years of natural selection and evolution.

      • Unfortunately, birth rates are generally inversely proportionate to education and wealth.

      • So, Heinrich, in your eugenics fantasy, who is going to be deciding which people are “unfit”?

        • Great. Let’s kill everyone we don’t like. That’s progressive! Yikes!

        • A reasonable first step toward a common sense, progressive eugenics program would be the sterilization of: 1. Anyone convicted of any serious crime of violence. 2. Anyone with more than 1 child would be required to be sterilized before they could receive any sort of welfare or public assistance. 3. Any male who consistently fails to pay child support would be sterilized.

    • I always thought it should be in the clean needles at the exchange clinics

  • Take her to jail …No excuses match her crime for not putting her kid as number 1.

  • Thankful the Child was still responsive. Hopeful for a full recovery.

    • Why? So the kid can go to an overflowing foster home where theres a high percentage they’ll be abused and never adopted out?
      Sorry to harsh your vibe but its true and we need to start being real about it. Screw sterilization for women, get the men the big V! Way easier procedure for men than women.

  • Had it been a dog people would have busted out the windows to *save* it even if it had been comfortable and sleeping quietly. A human child? Who cares.

  • If you cannot afford a babysitter, you cannot afford to visit the casino.
    PERIOD.
    It’s never, ever ok to leave a little one alone in a car, but at least we can kind of understand popping into Papa Murphy’s or thinking that “it’s only going to take a minute” to grab a quart of milk or mail a package.

    There is absolutely no reasoning by which it can be understood how someone convinces themselves that hitting the casino (or bar) while caring for a child is, in any way, acceptable.

    • Totally agree

    • My kids are adults with children of their own and not for 1 minute would I have left my kids in a car ever! If you cannot take them in with you, you find a sitter.

    • Shana – actually in the state of California even for that “only for a minute” it is totally illegal to leave a child ALONE in the car for any reason. Sorry. If you’re in that much of a hurry do it later when someone can watch the child. “only a minute” can always turn onto a wait for your turn, etc. Just not sound advice on any level. I’ve been snobbed at for telling folks (moms usually!) it’s not OK even if “they can see me in the store through the window”. What the hell are they having kids for? Ahem, yes, they do interrupt your life. So NO, I cannot understand why anyone wants to leave a child in the car by itself ever! Even in your own driveway.

  • Bear river casino does suck that’s for sure

  • Why did it have to be a mom?

    • Sharpen your pencil

      Because the myth you ladies create that the dad’s are always the bad parents are just that, a damn myth. Also a dad would have more common sense. Just like all the mother’s you see starring at their phone while their kids are acting a fool!

  • How is the casino responsible? Many cars have tinted windows, how would they know who is inside the parked cars unless they put their faces to the windows to check. Who is going to do that without someone saying they were trying to break in. Whoever the low life was that left the child in the car is the one who is responsible and should have been arrested. No excuses! They knew better. Gambling is not more important than a child. Not saying that is what they were doing there, but you never leave a child in the car for even 1 minute!!!!!

  • Michelle Steele

    Leaving a child in a hot car is 100% child neglect and abuse and for 45 minutes, you can’t be serious, it was hot outside. To many people all over this world has lost children due to extreme heat exposure. WTF is wrong with people? Kids should be your #1 priority not whatever it was that your doing.. If your Gonna have children take care of them and protect them or find a responsible adult to watch them that you trust.. Just Saying. P.S. I hope this child is OK and all is well..

  • It was almost 80 degrees today in Arcata’s ValleyWest area very beautiful sunny day. Not the way to take of your child that’s for damn sure

  • I am so thankful that someone noticed and took action. That poor baby!

  • For Sharpen Your Pencil: some dude in eureka last year left his 2 kids & his keys in his car while he ran an errand at (as I recall) an auto parts store. Kids got kidnapped when the car got stolen. Both genders can & do screw up while parenting.

  • Ok wtf lets focus on the child health!!!

  • Father’s Day – Where was the father? This is the historical misogyny of our society – a woman is being talked to as the person who left the child, but we don’t know if that is accurate. People assume 1. it’s the mother 2. she is at fault.

    How about she left the child with the father and he took off? Possible? Yes. We don’t know: Please, assume less guilt and just hope for the child to recover.

    • no, after the child was taken to the hospital the mom showed up at the vehicle. brc called 911 and the hcso went to brc to talk to the mom.

      about 30 mns after the ambulance had left.

      • It wasn’t the Mom it was the child’s Grandmother!!! Read a bit occasionally before commenting, OK???!!!

  • It`s heartening and encouraging to see a few intelligent readers are in favor of sterilization and one addressed the tragedy of unwanted children. I have never been able to understand the anti – abortion crowd. I don`t think any woman has an abortion just for kicks, so what is the issue — it`s her own damned business. I would be in favor — strongly — of a tax funded sterilization program and tax funding of abortions and of course any other means of birth control. Being pragmatic, I`d much rather pay for an abortion or sterilization than have to pay for supporting an unwanted offspring in prison or on welfare.

  • Lol… You can really get an idea of people’s true characters when they comment on stories like this. ..

    • lmao! Yeah I’m dying here ! However in a more serious note. hope the child is Doing better ! Let’s hope Justice will prevail.

  • i hope the child is ok

  • as part of her consequences i hope she has to go to some gambler’s anonymous meetings, and also some parenting classes as well. this should be mandated for her to even be able to have visitation.

  • she should also have to pay for them out of her own pocket. that way, maybe she won’t have so much disposable income.

  • Carolyn Hensley

    Grrrrr
    Thank you Casino employees!!!

  • This woman is the mother to Devon, who also left her oldest daughter in a hot car in redway with a passed out junkie… but blame the casino for her poor choices! Way to go security!!! thank god for you guys!

  • KEEPING IT REAL

    You all are worried and discussing shyt about the casino when it comes down to the motha fudgin point is THE MOTHER OR WHOEVER LEFT THEIR CHILD A BABY THAT CANT TALK OR HELP THEMSELVES IN A LOCKED HOT CAR IN A FREAKING CARSEAT… AND SINCE YALL WANNA TALK ABOUT THE CASINO N DUMB MEANINGLESS BULLSHIT THAT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND MONEY OF COURSE THAT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE BUT DONT FORGET IF THAT BABY WOULD HAVE SUFFACATED THINK ABOUT IT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY IN THE WORLD THAT CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF UR CHILD!!!! All THAT IS MATERIAL SHIT THAT CAN BE REPLACED YOUR BABY YOUR CHILD CAN NEVER BE REPLACED!! THAT SHOULD MEAN SO MUCH MORE THQN MOENY AND MEANINGLESS MATERIAL BULLSHIT ON THAT NOTE UR PPL MAKE ME SICK NOT EVEN WORRIED OR THINKIBG ABOUT THAT POOR BABY… U STUPID IGNORANT MATERIALIST PPL DONT FORGET THE MEANING OF PARENT HOOD TO LOVE CARE TO TEACH NO WONDER THIS GENERATION IS FUCKED…OH YA ENOUGH SAID SOMETHING LAME OR STRAIGHT STUPUD CUZ YALL DONT WANNA FACE THE FUCKIN TRUTH THAT IS CLEARLY TO SEE THAT YALL ARE MATERIAL PRICKS!!

  • It is amazing that this child was found in time! Thanks for the sharp eyed casino employee, the LEO’s and first responders, and special thanks to all who work tirelessly in hospitals to save people from themselves.

    Hospital employees say prayers for you, constantly.

  • charles engebretson

    Getting pretty ugly . ..dang.I thought I was an opinionated asshole but you kids are tearing it up….poor baby in a car and you guys are slinging mud at everything and everyone ….how could gramma do it

  • Wow ….omg that G-mom should not have that kid if she can’t take care of it ….i hope the kid will be ok so sad …..

  • Interesting twist in the flow of the thread here to eugenics. Ms. Sanger was amajor proponent of eugenics.

    The folks I have met at the local pregnancy care center were very kind to our family when we were in need. They connected us with La Leche League, assisted us with clothing and diapers and were very supportive.

    There are many foster families in our county and there is a need for more. Both for long term and emergency placements. Trainings are available. The over generalization of foster care providers being evil is a very narrow and toxic representation of the folks who provide homes to often very wounded children and teens.

    The use of family members to foster relatives children while their parent is in jail or a rehab program is the most common placement in our county.

    Anyone can take the parenting classes offered by adult education in Eureka.

    As a survivor of severe childhood neglect and abuse I was abundantly blessed to be taken in by relatives as a foster child. My uncle was ashamed at the abuse heaped upon me by my birth parents.

    His calm loving care was the foundation to my path of healing and going from a victim to survivor to overcome. I am grateful that my mom was not able to get the abortion she wanted.

    While my life has had some gnarly awful times, I have been given the gift of life and choose to forgive, to learn from my experiences and to thrive.

    The pro abortion folks and eugenics folks seem to think that killing off the poor folks children such as myself is a noble and just cause.

    I am thankful you did not have a say in my right to be born and live.

  • People need to realize we are responsible for our own actions you can’t blame anyone but yourself when you make stupid decisions I pray the child is ok and will be safe

  • This fucking bitches daughter did the same thing to this poor child about 11/2 to 2 years ago

  • She is the sweetest funniest little girl with so much personality !and these stupid horrible mother and daughter should never be in her life again

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