Two arrested for alleged child endangerment Sunday in Truckee
March 2, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Two men were arrested on child endangerment charges after one man allegedly threw children out of their vehicle Sunday on Highway 267.
California Highway Patrol officer Tony Prisco said CHP received reports of a fight Sunday at about 4:30 p.m. on Highway 267 between Northstar-at-Tahoe and Truckee, in which an adult male passenger, Robert Weishaar, 41, of Redwood City, Calif., got out of the vehicle and allegedly threw two children onto the side of the road. A third child allegedly exited the vehicle as well, Prisco said; all children were about 11 years old.
Weishaar then got back in the vehicle, and driver Michael Fetisoff, 40, of San Carlos, Calif., allegedly drove away. With a description of the vehicle from the report, highway patrol officers stopped the vehicle in Truckee, Prisco said, and arrested both men.
and#8220;They had some sort of argument and one child was thrown to the ground, but no one was injured,and#8221; he said.
Fetisoff faces charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment, and Weishaar is charged with suspicion of child endangerment.
The children are not related to the two men, Prisco said, but had been entrusted to them by their parents. He did not release the home towns of the three children.
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As of Tuesday morning, according to the Nevada County Sheriffand#8217;s Office in Truckee, both Weishaar and Fetisoff had been released from jail.
Neither Weishaar nor Fetisoff could be reached by phone Tuesday.
Early in the day, Prisco responded to an emergency call at about 2 p.m. Sunday at the Donner Summit rest area.
Mary Sue Harms, 88, was unconscious and unresponsive in the passenger seat of a Subaru station wagon, and her daughter, Cheryl Cheney, was standing next to her, saying and#8220;wake up Mom,and#8221; according to a CHP press release.
and#8220;She had no pulse and agonal breathing and#8212; which is where your body is gasping but not really breathing on its own,and#8221; Prisco said.
Prisco said he removed Harms from the vehicle, called for fire and ambulance and began CPR and#8212; instructing Cheney to provide rescue breathing while he performed chest compressions, according to the release.
After eight compressions, Harms regained consciousness and a weak pulse, according to the release, and Prisco administered oxygen.
and#8220;She came back to life, which doesnand#8217;t always happen,and#8221; Prisco said.
Truckee Fire Protection District transported Harms to Tahoe Forest Hospital.
and#8220;Last time I checked she was recovering and doing really well,and#8221; Prisco said.