Mother of three arrested for child desertion

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Michael Cunningham

 Email:     mcunningham@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2420

 Date:     9/23/19

Mother of three children arrested for Child Desertion

 KENNER  On September 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM Kenner officers were dispatched to the parking of a shopping strip located in the 2500 block of Williams Boulevard. 

 The call was in reference to a good Samaritan who noticed three children in a locked vehicle, with the engine turned off, unattended, the doors were locked and the window was slightly cracked.  The children were frantically crying.  The good Samaritan coached the oldest of the three children to unlock the door.  All three children were taken to a nearby business for safety and air conditioning.  The police were called to report the incident.

 Officers arrived on scene, summoned an ambulance and all three children were assessed and determined to be in good health.

 Officers conducted an investigation and determined that the mother of the three children was Daranisha Fluence, 27, New Orleans.  Officers located Daranisha in CSL Plasma Center located in the shopping strip, selling her plasma and was placed her under arrest.  It was determined by video evidence that Daranisha arrived in the business at 3:00 PM and remained in the business, never leaving, until officers arrived.  The three children ages thirty months, twenty-three months and six months remained in the locked vehicle, unattended until removed by the good Samaritan at 4:10 PM, over an hour and ten minutes.  The temperature was determined to be eighty-nine degrees with a feel-like temperature of ninety-one degrees.

 Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser commends the Good Samaritan citizen for her actions.  Taking into consideration the temperature and the amount of time the children were left in the vehicle unattended, had it not been for the action of the Good Samaritan we very well could have been dealing with a very tragic situation in many ways.

 The children were released into the custody of their father.

 Daranisha Fluence was charged with RS14:93.2.1 Child Desertion.

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who has any information about these incidents to call the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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