Officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department responded to the area of Cadet Lane and McCulloch Boulevard for a report of an unresponsive child. On arrival, officers learned that 23-year-old Ty Martin had left his infant daughter unattended in his car for approximately 45 minutes to an hour while visiting his friend 23-year-old Noah Grabowski in the 40 block of Tailstar Lane. Upon seeing the unresponsive girl, officers immediately began CPR until the fire department arrived and transported her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she never recovered, and she was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The investigation into the death of this baby girl is continuing, but so far information has been gathered by detectives to warrant charging Martin with manslaughter. Additionally, 23-year-old Noah Grabowski was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and cultivation of marijuana after a search warrant related to the manslaughter investigation was served at Grabowski’s residence (in the 40 block of Tailstar Lane). Martin and Grabowski both had their initial appearances and both were held on no bond.
This incident is tragic for everyone involved, and completely avoidable. The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to remind everyone that it is never acceptable to leave a child unattended inside of a motor vehicle. Inside temperatures can spike rapidly, even with the air conditioner running. Also an unattended child inside of a vehicle, running or not, could be subjected to a host of other dangers.