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Police: Mom Arrested for Child Abandonment after Leaving Kid at Park

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STOCKTON—

Police say a woman was arrested for abandoning her child at a Stockton park early Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were told that a woman had brought her 2-year-old son in a stroller to Caldwell Park, only to try and leave without him around 1:40 p.m.

Witnesses told police that they heard the child yelling for his mom as she left, only to have the mom push him away.

Police took the boy into protective custody. The mother, 44-year-old Sylvia Perez, was arrested and charged with child abandonment.

The boy has since been placed at the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter.

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