KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Michael Cunningham
Mother of three children arrested for Child Desertion
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
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.
children were released into the custody of their father.
Daranisha Fluence was charged
with RS14:93.2.1 Child Desertion.
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.