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Las Vegas woman charged with abuse after leaving baby in car

Police booking logs have identified the mother arrested after leaving her baby alone in a car Saturday afternoon in a grocery store parking lot.

Keshelle Dickson, 23, faces one felony count of child abuse or neglect, jail records show.

At 3:45 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the Smith’s at 6130 W. Tropicana Ave., after a person who spotted the baby in the vehicle called 911. The car had a window cracked open, but police said the air conditioning was not on.

It’s unclear how long the baby had been left unattended.

“The baby appears to be in good health,” Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Brian Cole said Saturday evening.

Dickson was found inside the grocery store, police said. The baby’s father came to the scene and took custody of the child.

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services is also investigating.

The temperature high was about 106 degrees at the time police were called, according to the National Weather Service.

Dickson is being at the Clark County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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