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Why two young children were in a locked car early Tuesday evening when temperatures hovered around 80 degrees is under investigation by the Racine County Department of Human Services. The matter has also been forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney’s office for review.

Mount Pleasant police Sgt. Eric Relich confirmed that officers answered a call around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 5600 block of Washington Avenue for two children locked in a car. A med unit from South Shore Fire Department also responded.

Scanner reports at the time indicate the mother was on scene and that at least one of the children is a little girl who was crying. The other child is an infant who was placed in the back of the ambulance still in its car seat.

Relich said both children appeared to be okay, but firefighters wanted them both looked over by doctors at the emergency room at St. Mary’s.

“Reports indicate the children were treated and released,” he added. “Human services is investigating and reports have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office, but the mother has not been charged or cited at this time.”


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