DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman is arrested in Dayton after police find her baby left alone in a car outside a known drug house.
Dayton Police were on patrol in the area of Home Avenue and Royal Avenue around 2:30 Tuesday morning.
Officers focused their attention on a house at 2320 Home Avenue which, according to a police report, is known to be a house where heroin and crack cocaine are sold.
Officers saw several cars parked next to the house and shined lights in them to make sure no one was in them. While searching the vehicles officers found a 10-month-old boy in the backseat of one of the cars.
The report says the driver side window was down and the boy was in a car seat in the back with no shoes, socks or hat. The police report notes that the weather was cold and damp at the time.
According to the account of the Officer, police waited outside the house for about 30 minutes waiting to see if anyone would come outside. After that time police knocked on the door and said several times they were the Police and the parent needed to come out immediately.
After several attempts of knocking with no response, police say a woman came out of the back of the house and opened the passenger door of the car with the baby inside.
The woman, Cassandra Macik, 27, told police she was only there to get a diaper bag from the father of the child but he would not let her leave when he saw police in the area.
Police say Macik was a recovering heroin addict and had been arrested in the past for substance abuse. Macik showed signs of withdrawal and was arrested for child endangering.
Macik’s father was called to the Home Avenue address and took the baby home. Children Services was notified of the incident and Macik was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.