A two-year-old Auburn child was hospitalized after swallowing prescription medication belonging to his mother. Officers were dispatched to a residence on Carter Road after the mother called EMS to report the incident.
According to the mother, the child climbed into a high chair and took the prescription pills out of a cabinet. The mother said she had only been gone from the room for a moment when the incident occurred.
During the mother’s absence from the room, the child ingested one pill for ADHD and two other pills prescribed for high blood pressure. The child was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for evaluation.
The child was subsequently flown to Eggleston Medical Center where he was reported to be in stable condition.
The Department of Children and Family Services was notified. The investigation remains open. No charges have been filed at this time.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police during the past week include:
• abandoned vehicle on Sixth Street. A Mazda Protégé was towed after officers discovered it abandoned with its two right tires on the shoulder and the two left tires in the roadway. Due to fog and the position of the vehicle, it was determined to be a road hazard. Attempts to contact the vehicle owner were unsuccessful.
• harassment on Wynfield Court. A woman said her ex-boyfriend came to her house and pushed her through the back door. The ex-boyfriend allegedly told the woman she would be sorry if she did not get back together with him.
• theft by taking on Atlanta Highway. An Ingles employee called police after learning the tag had been stolen from his vehicle.
• suicide threat on Mount Moriah Road. A woman reported that her roommate and the father of her three children said he was attempting to commit suicide. The man denied any attempt to commit suicide and said he had no desire to end his life.
• injured animal on Appalachee Church Road. Officers were called to dispatch a wounded deer in the middle of the roadway.