Las Colinas Files: Woman Leaves Baby in Car

Geart was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment at the Las Colinas women's detention center in Santee.

Also read:  | 

A San Diego woman who allegedly put her infant daughter's life at risk by leaving her in a car at a South Bay strip mall amid triple-digit afternoon heat was released from custody Wednesday after posting bail.

A maintenance worker at the shopping center in the 2400 block of East Plaza Boulevard in National City reported seeing the 4-month-old strapped in a child seat in the back of a parked sedan with its windows rolled up shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sgt. Julian Villagomez.

Officers found the baby unresponsive and "sweating profusely" inside the vehicle and forced entry to get her out, the sergeant said.

The mother, 25-year-old Starley Cristal Geart, then emerged from a nearby clothing store, telling police she had intended to leave her daughter alone in the car briefly, he said.

Medics were able to revive the infant, who apparently had been locked in the vehicle for about 10 minutes, according to Villagomez. She was then taken to Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she was treated, evaluated and released into protective custody.

Geart was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment at the women's detention center in Santee. She made bail late this morning and was released on her own recognizance, a jail clerk said.

After the baby was rescued, police and firefighters closed up the suspect's car again to test how hot the interior might have gotten while she was alone inside. They concluded that the temperature had reached a life-threatening level, possibly as high as 140 degrees, Villagomez said.

"She probably would have died in a few more minutes," he said.

-City News Service

Read more court stories

Marquis mode August 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
She needs to be arrested without bail and put into correction center . I hope the govt puts a patenting test the way they have driving test before giving license . This woman does not deserve to keep the baby ! She should be put in a locked car and made to suffer like the baby did to make her understand the tremendous pain she caused an innocent infant !
jeneaz September 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM
WOW some people dont deserve to be parents and for the girl defending her shame on you jamisha i sure hope your not a parent if so i feel for your child. people that make excuses for parents that due stuff to infants are just as guilty. Let me guess shes gunna claim insanity. This is so ridiculous this lady is a horrible excuse for a mother
gfjhgkijhkj December 01, 2012 at 03:10 AM
http://www.coachfactoryoutletcc.us Coach Factory Outlet http://www.guccibeltsoutletstores.net Gucci Belt http://www.coachoutletonlinewo.com Coach Factory Store http://www.coachfactorystoredo.com Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletpo.com Coach Factory Online Store http://www.coachoutletonlinefc.org Coach Online Outlet http://www.coachoutletloa.com Coach Factory Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletwr.com Coach Bags Outlet http://www.coachoutletonlineyu.net Coach Factory Online http://www.coachfactoryonlineen.com Coach Factory Online http://www.hermesbeltsod.net Hermes Belt http://www.coachoutletonlinefs.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletstoreps.com Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletbo.net Coach Factory Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletdt.us Coach Factory Stores http://www.coachoutletstoreonlinert.com Coach Handbags Outlet http://www.coachoutletonlinelsa.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletdt.net Coach Factory Store http://www.coachoutletstorefb.com Coach Bags Outlet Online http://www.coachbagsoutleton.org Coach Factory Online http://www.louisvuittonbeltsdt.net Louis Vuitton Belt
lichking4 December 04, 2012 at 05:47 AM
http://www.coachoutletonlinegg.com Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletonlineaol.net Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletwy.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletstorefc.com Coach Outlet Store http://www.coachoutletaol.org Coach Outlet http://www.coachfactoryonlineest.net Coach Factory Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletpst.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactoryoutlettx.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactoryonlinefc.org Coach Factory Online http://www.coachoutletwy.com Coach Outlet http://www.coachoutletonlineybw.com Coach Outlet Online


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »