This is an update to a story previously published.
On July 5, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department Communications Section received a call from a woman claiming to be the mother of the abandoned child. The woman advised that the infant’s father was supposed to have the child. She further advised that the father did not know where the child was. The caller, later identified as Sandra McClary, advised she did not have the child either and did not know of the whereabouts. She provided a general description that matched that of the recovered infant. The mother was transported to Eastern District where she positively identified her child. Additional measures were taken to validate her claims that she was in fact the mother of the child. This involved partnering with the Department of Social Services.
During the investigation officers obtained a partial tag of a vehicle located in the area where the child was located. While questioning McClary, detectives were able to determine that she was in the 900 block of Druid Hill Avenue and removed the child from the vehicle and left her on the side of the road. That vehicle’s registration matched that of the partial tag that officers established had left the area around the time this incident occurred.
After sharing the results of the investigation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, Sandra Clara McClary was charged with child neglect and reckless endangerment.
This is an ongoing investigation and there are additional people that investigators would like to speak with. If anyone was in the area or can provide additional information they can contact Det. Ringler at 410-222-4700.
The child is in the care of Social Services.
SUSPECT: Sandra Clara McClary, 26, 423 Morrison Ct, Baltimore, MD