Parents Of Wandering Hialeah Toddler Arrested

HIALEAH (CBS4) — Hialeah Police have arrested the father and mother of a child who was found wandering through the streets all alone Tuesday morning.

The two-year-old girl, nicknamed baby Bella, was found wandering the streets at around 9:30 a.m. in the area of West 9th Ave and 74th Street in Hialeah. She was wearing a pink “Bratz” tank top and diapers.

A family member who was staying in the apartment left early in the morning and left the door unlocked, CBS4’s Jorge Estevez reported. The girl wondered outside the apartment complex in Hialeah and was wandering the streets for up to two hours.

wandering child hialeah baby bella Parents Of Wandering Hialeah Toddler ArrestedThe child’ father, Carlos Aybar Oliveras, 31, was arrested and charged with child abuse and child neglect. Hialeah Police said welts were found on the little girl. The mother of the girl, Jessica Pinon, 23, was also arrested.

Police said the abuse only came to light after she was found wandering the streets.

Eyewitnesses Alex Chamorro spotted the toddler Tuesday morning near the apartment.

“I saw her today in the morning like around 7:40 when I was going to work,” an eyewitness said.

Chamorro said the girl was crossing the street.

“I went into the middle of the road with my friend to stop the car,” Chamorro said. “She was crossing the street and the lady on the other side got the little baby because she was crossing the street alone.”

After receiving a 911 call, police arrived at the complex and found the girl’s parents.

“It was as much as a surprised to them to learn that their child was missing,” Carl Zogby of the Hialeah Police Department said. “Apparently, she must have walked out while they were asleep this morning.”

Detectives also brought the girls mother to the Hialeah police station for questioning. After a couple of hours they discovered what witnesses had seen was true.

“She as running around she was crying,” Chamorro said. “And I saw that part of her body was red, like, she got hit.”

Police said that Oliveras confirmed to physically striking the child.

“He admits that he disciplined the child who was misbehaving and he may have gone too far with the discipline,” Zogby said. “As a matter of fact, some of the markings on her body and the welts match the belt that he was wearing so that has been kept as evidence of the crime.”

DCF took the child into custody this morning and also took two other siblings, including a one-year-old sister and a three-year-old brother, from their parents’ care.

The little girl is safe and in DCF custody, Estevez reported.

  • dislikesbadparents

    There is no excuse for this…Parents should be charged with neglect. For all people having children, either by accident or planned need to responsible..Child proof your home, use some common sense!!!

    • Jane Doe

      Child proofing does not always work either. I have seen various devices fail. My daughter saw her dad test one of those childproof looks he installed on a drawer. On her first attempt she openned it and she was under 2 years old. I have seen people whose pool alarms fail going off when a child fell in. You need old fashioned parenting where you watched your child and taught them not to go where they shouldn’t.

  • Phyliss June Rinis Myers

    I can’t wait to hear the excuse for this. People just make me sick.

  • BVC

    What’s going on with society? This little girl was very lucky and I just hope her parents get charged with child neglect. They don’t deserve to be called “Parents”.

  • Eddie

    She’ll grow up to be living off the system just like mama and papa. Welfare, food money and unemployment with 6 kids in a 1 br apt.

  • Rey

    I pray that child is ok after that horrible experience,I pray for the parents of that child also and most of all for all of those that judge others.

  • FYI

    The action of this child may have saved her and her siblings from abuse. I ran dad and he is no role model.

  • Donald

    You can’t always blame the parents. When I was barely over a year old,
    my mom had child-proofed the door the house, and also added a latch-lock about nine feet up in the air where there was no way that I could reach it.
    WELL, I DID reach it. And a sweet African American lady found me running down NW 7th Avenue in Miami near NW 48th street. She took me by the hand, and I led her back to my house. (Of course, I don’t remember any of this!). My horrified mother had me show her how I got out. I piled up this and that and climbed way up in air, took the nipple of my baby bottle, and popped the latch up, climbed down and opened the door. Arresting my wonderful loving mom would have been diabolically unjust. You can’t always outsmart the little ones. But you do have to try.

    • Jane Doe

      This can happen and does but in most cases it is a one time deal and the child does not have welts on them. I found a boy who was wandering around in the parking lot in a townhouse complex and took him to mom and that was the end of it. He wanted to follow dad to work and mom was asleep because the new born baby kept her up. He also managed to unlock the front door and get out. The boy was around two and barefoot with pjs on. He was healthy and not abused.

  • Hialeah Resident

    I live on W 74 st and on a daily basis see a little girl running around a parking lot. I almost got into a fight with the little girls parents b/c she ran out in front of my truck. Some how it was my fault that the mother allowed her daughter to run into the parking lot. These parents probally do not believe that they have done anything wrong. Aside from all of this, what good parent would leave their kids awake while they sleep at 7 am? seriolously, its not like they are single parents with no help. These parents deserve to be punished.


    No excuse—-if you can’t take care of them—don’t have them just so you can collect welfare and then use the money for drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Because you are young doesn’t give you an excuse to be a bad parent–if you don’t have the patience then use protection—these kids didn’t ask to be born into that type of life…..a lot of women have children to keep their man—or to collect—if you are going to have them, take care of them THAT’S it!


    These parents are NEGLECTFUL of their three children.

    Both parents should not have contact with these small children…

    Neglect = Abuse…

  • jjtjanks

    i’m sorry to say this but all you people need to keep your comments to your self because not one of you know what goes on in their household . i’m pretty sure if this happened to you , you wouldn’t like people singling you out as a bad mother . she was asleep & bella is very smart & knows how to open the door . you people are rude & have nothing better to do then sit around & talk bad about people you don’t know .

  • speakthetruth

    its easy to judge someone you don’t know .
    but the doctor that examen those kids said beside the ONE hit all 3 kids we’re in perfect condition’s . & they were well taken care of .
    the media said she had many welts , lies . & her mother does NOT use drugs . so you ppl need to stop acting like you know everything about this case .

  • jessica pinon

    this is the mother of that little girl thats supposable ran in front of your truck why dont you come to my house and say it to my face cause i dont recall ever having a argument in the parking lot with noone you need to stop lying cause my kids are never outside

  • ecfevev

    tell them jessy and jjtjanks and speak the truth .also they are really noisey , when they dont know much of what goes on

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