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Waterloo police arrest two for leaving kids alone in vehicles

Thomas Hilton Zehentner Thomas Hilton Zehentner
Ecstacy Felicia Marshall Ecstacy Felicia Marshall

Waterloo police arrested two people on Tuesday night after they say they left their kids alone inside cars in two separate incidents.

Captain Tim Pillack says the first call came in at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday night.  Officers went to Walgreens at 111 West Ridgeway and say they found a three-year-old girl alone in a parked car.  The officers say the windows were rolled down about a third of the way and believe the child had been alone in the car for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Officers arrested 29-year-old Thomas Hilton Zehentner of Waterloo.  Pillack says Zehentner is charged with child endangerment and the child was turned over to a family member. 

In the second incident, Pillack says officers were called to Wal-Mart at 1334 Flammang Drive at around 10:45 p.m.  Officers say that when they arrived, they found a six-month-old boy and a six-year-old girl alone inside a van.  The officers say the kids were alone in the van for about 30 minutes with windows on both sides of the van cracked open.

Police arrested 22-year-old Ecstacy Felicia Marshall of Waterloo.  Pillack says that Marshall faces two counts of child endangerment.  According to Pillack, the children were turned over to a family member.

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