A Yukon woman was arrested after police found her two children unattended in her car while she shopped at a cosmetics store, according to a police report released Monday.
Oklahoma City police found the 3-year-old twins Saturday afternoon inside a vehicle parked in front of ULTA Beauty, 6417 SW 3. An officer confronted the mother, Desiree Lynn Bolch, 35, when she returned to her car after about 40 minutes, the report states.
Bolch was arrested on complaints of child neglect and was taken to the Oklahoma County jail with bail set at $20,000. The children were taken into state custody.
The temperature was 93 degrees at the time the children were found, according to the National Weather Service.
Police said Bolch left her car running with the air conditioner on.
The state Health Department issued safety tips and information last week aimed at keeping children safe in cars during hot weather.
Among the information:
Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle for any length of time, even if the windows are open.
Children's bodies overheat easily. A child's body temperature can increase three to five times faster than an adult's body temperature.
Infants and children younger than 4 years are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses.
The temperature inside a vehicle can rise to more than 140 degrees when the outside temperature is 101 degrees. But even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly; interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes.
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