Joia Hulkill, 1YO child found abandoned in Vallejo
KTVU.com and wires
VALLEJO, Calif. —
In a matter of hours, Vallejo police succeeded in locating a woman who allegedly abandoned her young son in a gas station bathroom earlier Saturday and arrested her on charges of child endangerment.
Joia Hulkill, 22, was located at a residence on the first block of Wilshire Avenue in Vallejo Saturday evening and arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and child abandonment, Lt. John Whitney said.
Hulkill was located after police released surveillance video images that evening showing a woman who abandoned a child in the bathroom of a Chevron at 400 Lincoln Road.
Police were called to the gas station around 5:15 p.m. after the boy was discovered.
Security video at the gas station shows Hulkill who wheeled the child in a stroller into the bathroom, stayed for approximately nine minutes and then left on foot.
The boy was thought to have been alone in the bathroom for around an hour before he was discovered, Whitney said.
Vallejo Police were asking anyone with information on Hulkill or the child to contact them at (707) 648-4488.
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