Baby left at Davie fire station; police seek more info about boy

 

A baby boy, believed to be between four and eight months old, was left outside a Davie fire station in Thursday afternoon.

The baby was left under a Safe Haven for Newborns sign. That law allows parents of a child 7-days-old and younger to leave an infant at a fire station with no questions asked and no fear of prosecution.

Davie Police Sgt. Ed Smith said investigators do not plan to pursue criminal charges.

“We don’t believe there was any criminal intent on behalf of the caretaker who left the child here,” said Smith. “We just would like to be able to talk to them to get the child the best possible care that we can.”

Police are not releasing details about the baby’s conditions, or why they need more information about him. Police said the child around 3:30 p.m. at Fire Station 38 along Orange Drive just east of University Drive. Investigators say firefighters inside were alerted to the presence of a child outside the fire station, found the baby and took him to a hospital to be checked out.

“The doctors at the hospital were able to determine that he is completely healthy,” said Smith.

The Department of Children and Families is providing shelter for the child tonight.

It’s expected that there will be a court hearing regarding the child’s future on Friday.

Anyone with information on the baby’s identity, please call the Davie Police Department of Crimestoppers at 954-493-8477

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