POLICE: Teen lies about finding baby wrapped in plastic


A baby girl that was previously believed to be wrapped in plastic wrap and abandoned on a back porch was actually found wrapped in a blanket on a sofa inside the home, according to the Hagerstown Police Department’s public information officer, Heather Aleshire.  Police said a teen gave birth to the baby inside the home, called 911 and lied about discovering the baby outside.

The baby was flown to Children’s National Medical Center for precautionary measures, but police said she is in stable condition. Police said the mother was taken to Meritus Medical Center and is in “good condition.”

No charges are expected to be filed.  The Department of Social Services was notified about the incident.  

ORIGINAL POST: Officers with the Hagerstown Police Department are investigating a newborn baby found on a porch early Wednesday morning.  Police responded to the 800-block of Frederick Street in Hagerstown just after 7 a.m., for a report of a newborn baby found on the back porch.

Police say occupants stated the baby was found on the back porch wrapped in a plastic bag.  The baby was transported to Meritus Medical Center for treatment.  Hagerstown Police Department is investigating this incident

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