Lompoc woman arrested for letting toddler freeze
January 21, 2016
Lompoc police arrested a 27-year-old woman after finding her one-and-a-half-year-old child barefoot with feet that had turned blue. The child was freezing, malnourished and dehydrated, police say. [KCOY]
Officers responded to the corner of Ocean and I streets after a citizen reported seeing a baby in a stroller who was not wearing any shoes or socks and did not have a blanket for protection against the cold. Police said the child’s feet were very cold to touch.
Responders transported the child to Lompoc Hospital. The toddler was later transferred to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The child is expected to be okay, though.
Police arrested the mother, Julie Galvez, on charges of willful cruelty to a child likely to cause great bodily injury or death and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers booked Galvez in Lompoc City Jail.
The case remains under investigation.