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Sacramento police: Mom arrested for endangering 3-year-old daughter

12:50 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
Teig Belson-Hekkala
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A toddler was taken into child protective services after her mother was arrested Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to S and 18th streets around 3:43 p.m. after getting reports of a woman asleep at the wheel of a parked truck with a 3-year-old girl in the passenger seat, Sacramento police said.

When officers arrived at the scene, the driver, 27-year-old Teig Belson-Hekkala, was awake. Inside of the truck, police found drugs and drug paraphernalia within reach of the little girl, police said.

Belson-Hekkala was taken into custody for drug possession and felony child endangerment.

The 3-year-old girl was placed into protective custody and taken to the Children's Receiving Home.

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