Del. woman, 24, charged for abandoning her baby

October 4, 2012 11:31:49 AM PDT
A New Castle County woman has been charged with leaving her baby in a car seat on the sidewalk in front of a vacant home.

It happened on Wednesday at 2:10 p.m.

Officers arrived in the 300 block of Glasgow Drive in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park to find a car seat on the sidewalk with an infant buckled into it.

A resident told police a woman wearing shorts and a multi-colored shirt was seen walking away from the baby.

Officers located the baby's mother, 24-year-old Abbie Arms, a short time later at her home in the 200 block of North Patrice Drive, which is located in the same trailer park.

Arms told police she had become distracted by a phone call and left her son.

Arms was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and released on $250 bail.

The baby is now in the custody of the Delaware Division of Family Services.