Two York County women are criminally charged after authorities say one of them placed her two young children in the trunk of a vehicle that the two women then took for a drive.
The incident was first reported on the evening of July 10 in the 200 block of Second Avenue in Hanover Borough.
Police say 29-year-old Jessica Marie Reger was spotted placing two children in the trunk of a red Corvette in the 200 block of Second Avenue in Hanover. Reger resides in the immediate area, court records indicate.
Police say Reger and the driver of the car, 28-year-old Ilena Gale Blackburn, then drove east on West Middle Street where they were pulled over by police.
According to the York Dispatch, the officer then asked Blackburn to open the trunk, where Reger’s two children, ages 3 and 5, were found.
Blackburn faces charges of recklessly endangering another person and improper child-restraint system, according to online court records, while Reger is charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.
Blackburn’s arraignment is scheduled for July 22, and Reger remains in York County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bail.
A Hanover Borough police officer, when reached by phone on Saturday, said department policy prohibits him from discussing an ongoing case like this one. Calls were referred to Hanover chief of police Chad Martin who returns to work on Monday morning.
As a result, it was not immediately clear whether the children were injured or what may have motivated the alleged incident.