Woodland couple arrested after infant found unattended in car

first_imgLONGVIEW — Two Woodland parents were arrested after they allegedly left their 11-month old child in the back seat of a vehicle unattended in 80-degree weather while they went into a local restaurant to eat.Dylan Daniel Wenger, 22, and Megan Elizabeth Wenger, 23, were arrested Friday and charged with reckless endangerment and leaving a child in a vehicle unattended at a liquor establishment. They each posted $1,000 bail and will be arraigned June 6 in Cowlitz County District Court.Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Woodland police responded to the report of a child who had been left unattended in a vehicle at Casa Tapatia Mexican Restaurant, 1175 Lewis River Road. The 911 caller led the officer to the vehicle, according to police records.Three windows were rolled down and the toddler was sitting in the back in a car seat. The woman who reported the call, a registered nurse, told the officer she and her husband had come to the restaurant for dinner and saw the child when they were leaving, according to police records. The woman said she saw the parents get out of the vehicle and go inside the restaurant.Out of concern for the child’s safety, the woman and her husband waited near the vehicle for the parents to return. At the time, it was about 80 degrees outside. The woman went back into the restaurant and saw the parents seated at a booth near the back, out of sight of the vehicle. The woman then told officers she waited about 45 minutes for the parents before calling police, according to police records.last_img read more