Abandoned Baby Discovered Alive In Stockton Dumpster

Clay Curtis
June 12, 2019

Temperatures in the area Tuesday topped 100 degrees (38C).

A baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached was found alive but wrapped in plastic inside a dumpster at a Stockton, Calif., apartment complex. Pedebone said he picked up the baby boy, who was still breathing and alive. The infant was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The baby was transported to a hospital and is doing well, police said.

Silva says if it weren't for Pedebone and Cooper, the baby may not have made it.

Police found the baby's 15-year-old mother nearby and she was taken to a hospital.

Officer Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department says the baby was taken to a hospital, where he is recovering. "We had several good Samaritans, who we are calling heroes".

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The police department reminded the public that newborn children can be surrendered to designated facilities in the city.

Local officials are also hoping that this disturbing incident will serve as a reminder that newborns "can be safely surrendered to any firehouse or hospital emergency rooms in the City of Stockton within 72 hours of birth without fear of being prosecuted as long as the baby shows no signs of abuse or neglect".

Police received a call around 11:43 a.m. that a baby may have been left in a dumpster at the 5900 block of Village Green Drive, the post said.

Apartment managers said they spotted the girl walking into the complex Tuesday morning, sometime before the discovery of her baby.

The newspaper carrier reportedly took the baby into his vehicle to keep her warm and called 911.

A newborn baby boy who was abandoned inside a California dumpster is now receiving medical treatment while his mother, a 15-year-old girl, has also been hospitalized.

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