Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Marcos Acosta
File # MV230970155
On April 7, 2023, at about 1:08 pm, deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 12500 block of Day Street regarding the report of a juvenile left unattended in a vehicle. Firefighters arrived and located the 3-year-old alone inside the vehicle. The child was uninjured. The mother, identified as 37-year-old Kimberly Bargsten, a resident of Moreno Valley, was detained at the scene.
Bargsten was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for felony Child Endangerment.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Deputy R. Mora at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951)486–6700.
Remember the consequences of leaving children unattended in vehicles can lead to heat stroke, carbon monoxide poisoning, a runaway vehicle, a stolen vehicle, and possibly death.
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