Mother Arrested For Leaving Baby To Gamble
September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 33 year-old Ada Delrosario
Schwartzmann was arrested and booked for child abuse.
Mesa Police responded to Schwartzmann's residence at around 6:00
am, after a report was received that a 10-month-old female was
left alone in the home. When officers arrived on scene they were
contacted by a close relative of Schwartzmann who lives directly
next door. He told police he woke up around 5:00 am and noticed
Schwartzmann's vehicle was not in her driveway. The relative
advised his wife, who then feared the vehicle had been stolen.
The wife walked next door to Schwartzmann's home, unlocked the
door and immediately heard the 10-month-old baby crying. The
baby was located in a rocking swing with a wet diaper. The
relatives then notified police when they could not locate
While police were speaking to the relatives, Schwartzmann
arrived at her residence. After being read her miranda rights
she agreed to speak to police. She stated could not sleep
throughout the night, therefore she got up around 1:15 am,
placed her baby in the rocking swing and left to a near by
convenience store to fuel up her vehicle and purchase
cigarettes. Schwartzmann said when she returned home a friend
called to invite her to go to the casino. She told the friend
she did not have any money, but the friend insisted.
Schwartzmann told police she left for the casino around 3:20 am,
while her baby was sleeping in the rocking swing chair. She told
police no one else was in the home. Schwartzmann confessed she
left her child at home alone because she was sleeping well and
did not want to wake her up.
The baby was in good welfare and turned over to her relatives at
the request of the parents. Child Protective Services was
notified of the incident.