Intoxicated Woman Arrested, Left Two-Month Old Unattended

Occurred Monday, July 16, 2012, 23:51 Child Abandonment, Public Intoxication, 2400 Kingsolving Court Resist Arrest

A 21-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication while her 2 month old child was unattended in a nearby apartment.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a disturbance call in which a woman stood in the intersection of 22nd Street and Ruth Street, held a beer and yelled a person. The woman, 21-year-old Sophia Pichardo, told police she lived on a county road and did not provide an actual address for her place of residence.

Pichardo displayed indications that she was strongly intoxicated and was a danger to herself or others if she were left alone. Pichardo was arrested for public intoxication.

Pichardo was placed in the back seat of the patrol car and Pichardo then told police officers her 2 moth old child was alone in an apartment at the 2400 block of Kingsolving Court. Police Patrol Officers investigated the apartment and discovered an unattended 2 month old child.

Child Protective Services was called to the scene to investigate and provide safe placement of the child.

Pichardo was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. Pichardo was additionally charged with Abandoning a Child, a 2nd degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.


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