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Enola woman leaves infant unattended in car while shopping at Wal-Mart


Nataliya Mykolaivna Ward

A  woman is facing criminal charges after leaving a 20 day old infant unattended in a car while she shopped at Wal-Mart in Cumberland County. Nataliya Mykolaivna Ward, 29, of Enola, was arrested on Friday afternoon in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Silver Spring Township. Police found Ward’s black BMW parked across three parking spaces with a baby laying on the floor, wrapped in a blanket.

When Ward came out of the store she was confronted by police.  She is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

It is unclear how long the baby was left alone.  Ward is the mother of the child, according to police reports.

Cumberland County Children and Youth Services was contacted.






22 Comments to “Enola woman leaves infant unattended in car while shopping at Wal-Mart”

    Thewayitis said:
    January 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    What's wrong with them???

    JLPrindle said:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Just imagine how many people who do this who are never caught?

      barb spangler said:
      January 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      a few days before christmas i found 2 small children locked in a car at a shopping center in york pa , i called police . why on earth people do this ..

    the smart one said:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    This SICKENS me if she is gonna treat Innocent children like this why in the hell is she even breeding. There are many out there who want to have kids and would be great parents and can't have kids. Urgg sick people in this world

      Doug said:
      August 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      they should rip her uterus out !!

    angie822 said:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Why was the child on the floor and not in a car seat? How long was the mother in the store?? It's very cold out, the baby I'm sure was already getting cold! A child is such a blessing! Does the mother not have any family to help her out? Where is the father? I'm not excusing what she did by any means, but just trying to figure out her rational for doing such a thing…

    JMO said:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Looks like she may be from Russia and things are done differently in other countries. BUT When she is tried, I hope they take into consideration that she quite apparently tried to hide the fact that the baby was in the car. She used 3 spaces (no one on either side) and covered baby with a blanket.

    Pam said:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Would love the opportunity to follow this story. Is this a Ukranian bride married to a rich PA business man (capable of owning a BMW)? Does she even have the knowledge of taking care of a child?

      Joe said:
      April 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      If she is one of the mail order brides, then she probably views the child as nothing more than her meal ticket….a piece of collateral property, not a living being. Deport her!

    Guest said:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    @JMO…pretty sure that's not what "across three parking spaces" means

    Tatyana said:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    I bet they find out she kidnapped the baby. Why would a baby be on the floor of her car? Why wouldn’t she take it in with her? I bet the baby isn’t hers. Sounds real fishy to me.

    AGREATMOMMY!!!! said:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    what an idiot! who is the father? I need to follow this story…

    susiehomemaker said:
    January 6, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    who would do such a thing? I bet she "forgot" she had the baby with her. Take the child away and give it to someone who will care for it.

    Austin Sedan said:
    January 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Attractive female with (Russian, Ukranian, perhaps Eastern European first and middle name) leaves her own child unattended in her black BMW parked across three parking spaces at Wal-Mart. OMG! As an inhabitant of our American culture I need to know more about this. Who is she? Does her first and middle name imply that she derives from afar? If so, how did she come to be here? What kind of life does she lead (or follow) here in the U.S. of A.? Does she speak with that sultry Eastern European accent? Can I have lunch with her? Somewhere between “Honey Boo Boo” and “Storage Pickers”, I’m certain that there is a Realitiy television show to follow.

      Mark L said:
      January 7, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      Dude nothing attractive about that thing unless your into ugly greencard grabbers who leave their own babies to die. bet she allready offed its dad and stole a car. looks like she on meth.

    anon said:
    January 7, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    The father is spoiled rich married guy from Enola. She is from Ukraine but not his wife. He is a shady businessman and spent time in jail for fraud.

    mike said:
    January 8, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    she probably did this every time she went to walmart. what trailer park did she slither out from.

    kcmyway said:
    March 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Where' the charge for parking across spaces, also obnoxious

    stephanie cauler said:
    August 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    what is wrong with people…..u should have to take a test to have a kid now a days…because people are just too stupid……dumb bitch should NEVER get that kid back or be aloud to have anymore….idiots born everyday!

    Confused mother said:
    September 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Why does she still have this poor child?

    Chloe said:
    December 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    That women that left her baby in the car! tell me why, she isn't facing the death penalty? That's ATTEMPTED MURDER! she obviously knew that baby was in the car! you don't just put a baby on the floor and not know it?! They baby needs to be given to a responsible family! This women, shouldn't even be called a "Mother"!

    esco said:
    January 4, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    First Walmart and now Rite Aid? Seems she's just getting dumber over time.

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