Mother Arrested after Infant Left at Truck Stop, Deputies Search for Father

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Christina Reed
Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department


A mother behind bars and a father on the run after an infant is left alone at a truck stop.

Sunday evening, employees at a truck stop along El Centro Road, just north of downtown Sacramento, watched as a man and woman lingered nearby with a baby in a carrier. Then they both left, leaving the child alone.

UPDATE: Baby Left at Truckstop a ‘Misunderstanding,’ Mom says

Deputies arrived to find employees entertaining the six-week-old girl, and no sign of the parents. The child was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

About 90 minutes later, Christina Reed returned to the truck stop and said the baby was her daughter. She was questioned and arrested for child endangerment.


This baby was left at a Sacramento area truck stop.
Photo posted on Facebook

The baby girl is now in protective custody.

The father is currently being sought by detectives. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies at (916) 874-5115.

Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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