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Baby found in crate behind Rocklin fire station

Published: Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 - 10:43 am

A healthy baby was dropped off early this morning at a Rocklin fire station.

Rocklin police said that just after midnight the infant boy was dropped off in a crate behind the fire station, 3401 Crest Drive. Officers responded to the station and began an investigation.

The baby appeared to be full term – and born just hours before being found at the fire station, police said. Officers called Child Protective Services who took the baby to a hospital for a check-up.

He was said to be in stable condition.

Created in 2001, the Safely Surrendered Baby Law was permanently signed into California law in 2006. The law is intended to save infants at risk of abandonment by encouraging parents to safely surrender their babies within 72 hours of birth, with no questions asked.

From 2001, to September 2013, 560 newborns were surrendered in California, according to the state Department of Social Services. Safe surrender sites are hospitals or other locations, typically fire stations.

The discovery of the infant was the first such incident at a Rocklin fire station.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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