Woman charged after leaving child in car that was taken - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Woman charged after leaving child in car that was taken

Posted: Updated:
CHILD ENDANGERMENT.jpg CHILD ENDANGERMENT.jpg
CINCINNATI (AP) -

A 67-year-old grandmother has been charged with child endangering after she left a child in a running car that a man then drove off with.

Janie Smith of Cincinnati has pleaded not guilty. No attorney was listed for her, but she has another court hearing Feb. 6.

WXIX-TV reports she went into a convenience store Jan. 2, leaving a 7-year-old boy in the back seat with the engine running with frigid temperatures outside. A man took the car, then dropped the unharmed child off about two miles away.

Police later arrested the man on charges of kidnapping and robbery.

Cincinnati police say there have been numerous car thefts this winter after people left them unattended with engine running in the cold weather.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Pumpkin crop not scary this season, rains help produce a bumper crop

    Pumpkin crop not scary this season, rains help produce a bumper crop

    Monday, September 24 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-09-24 21:15:20 GMT
    Parks Garden Center in Canfield says the pumpkins grown in their fields and in fields across Northeast Ohio are abundant in large part due to mother nature which helped produce a good yield. Tim Parks owner of Parks Garden Center told 21 News, "Water makes crops. We were really fortunate this year. Our crop looks really good. It's exciting to go out and see a nice crop and not have to chase around a field to find what your picking. We were fortunate this year we were on one of...More >>
    Parks Garden Center in Canfield says the pumpkins grown in their fields and in fields across Northeast Ohio are abundant in large part due to mother nature which helped produce a good yield. Tim Parks owner of Parks Garden Center told 21 News, "Water makes crops. We were really fortunate this year. Our crop looks really good. It's exciting to go out and see a nice crop and not have to chase around a field to find what your picking. We were fortunate this year we were on one of...More >>
  • Similar descriptions of suspect watching women through apartment windows in Boardman

    Similar descriptions of suspect watching women through apartment windows in Boardman

    Monday, September 24 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-09-24 21:15:05 GMT
    Similar descriptions from two women have Boardman police investigating reports of a man looking through apartment windows and making obscene suggestions to women.  A woman who lives in an apartment on West Blvd. said she awoke from sleeping on her living room sofa to find a man crouching outside in her first floor window.  "When I woke up I kind of jumped up and he started saying sexual perverted things to me," said Paxtyn Lyons, 21.  Amazingly my L...More >>
    Similar descriptions from two women have Boardman police investigating reports of a man looking through apartment windows and making obscene suggestions to women.  A woman who lives in an apartment on West Blvd. said she awoke from sleeping on her living room sofa to find a man crouching outside in her first floor window.  "When I woke up I kind of jumped up and he started saying sexual perverted things to me," said Paxtyn Lyons, 21.  Amazingly my L...More >>
  • Warren swears in six new police officers

    Warren swears in six new police officers

    Monday, September 24 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-09-24 21:09:34 GMT

    The Warren City police force is growing. Six new officers were sworn in Monday.   It's been a long time coming.  It's been nearly two years since voters passed a half percent sales tax to increase the city police force, but over the past year it's paid off. "This is the most that we've hired that I know of in the last 40 or 50 years in the police department," said Police Chief, Eric Merkel. "We've got 17 this year. Now the number of officers i...

    More >>

    The Warren City police force is growing. Six new officers were sworn in Monday.   It's been a long time coming.  It's been nearly two years since voters passed a half percent sales tax to increase the city police force, but over the past year it's paid off. "This is the most that we've hired that I know of in the last 40 or 50 years in the police department," said Police Chief, Eric Merkel. "We've got 17 this year. Now the number of officers i...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms