Nassau County Police recently arrested a 28-year-old woman from Suffolk County on allegations she endangered the welfare of her child.
On Sept. 1, detectives with the second precinct responded to 3023 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for a female who was passed out and severely sweating with a male infant inside of a 2013 Dodge Dart.
Upon arrival, police found defendant Jessica Rosengart, 28, of St. James, semi-conscious and slumped over in her car. Police said they found the infant in the rear car seat, moving around, also sweating profusely. The defendant opened the door after the officers repeatedly knocked on the window.
According to police, the defendant was found in possession of a hypodermic needle and three glassine bags containing heroin. Rosengart also had an order of protection issued against her, which police say she violated by possessing drugs and having unsupervised contact with the infant. The child was rushed to a local hospital, where he was held overnight for observation and treatment for heat exhaustion.
Rosengart was arraigned the following morning on charges of reckless endangerment in the first and second degrees, endangering the welfare of a child and second degree criminal contempt.