Santa Maria police find baby in deserted vehicle
June 19, 2014
A high speed chase Tuesday in Santa Maria ended after two suspects abandoned a vehicle leaving a 4-month-old infant lying unsecured on the back seat.
At about 10:30 p.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop of a vehicle that appeared to have two occupants. However, the driver of the blue Honda Civic attempted to evade police by speeding away.
The vehicle then spun out and the two suspects fled on foot.
Officers caught up with the passenger who was arrested on two outstanding warrants.
The baby girl’s father, 25-year-old Severiano Flores, was not found. Officers turned the infant over to Child Welfare Services and are continuing to search for Flores.