Prince Albert kids left alone in hot truck
Police remind people it is never safe to leave children in a parked vehicle, no matter how brief the stop
Police are reminding people that with temperatures as high as they have been throughout the province in the past few days it is not safe to leave children in a parked vehicle.
Prince Albert police were responding to a report of animal abandonment just after 6:00 p.m. CST Thursday, when they came upon two children left alone in a nearby vehicle.
A 10-year-old boy and his one-year-old sibling were inside a truck parked outside a business on the 2900 block of 2nd Street.
According to police, the temperature at the time had climbed to 29 degrees Celsius.
The car was not running and the driver's side window was open about five centimetres.
Officers spoke to the 10 year-old-boy while they waited eight minutes for the parents to come out of the business.
During that time, the officers smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.
When the parents came out of the building, police asked them if there were drugs inside the vehicle.
They turned over a bag of marijuana to the police and soon after, the 34-year-old man was charged with drug possession.
The case is still under investigation.
No matter how brief the stop, even with windows rolled down, police say it is not safe to leave children in a vehicle.
They ask anyone who sees a child left alone in one to call 9-1-1.