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

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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.






    • barb spangler

      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

    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

  • angie822

    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

    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

    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

      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!

  • Tatyana

    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.

  • susiehomemaker

    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

    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

      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

    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.

  • stephanie cauler

    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!

  • Chloe

    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"!

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