A woman accused of giving birth in a Subway restaurant bathroom and leaving the newborn in a toilet was charged Wednesday with a felony count of child endangerment, police said.
Mary Grace Trinidad, 38, was booked late Wednesday morning by West Covina police after being released from Queen of the Valley Hospital, said West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez. She was then transferred to the Century Regional Detention Facility, he said.
Bail is set at $100,000, Lopez said.
Trinidad, a transient from the West Covina area, had a narcotics-related warrant outstanding for her arrest and has had previous narcotics-related offenses, Lopez said.
On Monday, police received a call at 8:34 a.m. after customers at the sandwich shop at 2540 S. Azusa Ave. reported seeing a woman go into a bathroom and “emerged completely saturated in blood,” said West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton.
After Trinidad left the restaurant, customers saw a trail of blood and rushed into the restroom, where they found the baby boy in the toilet and evidence of the afterbirth, Patton said.
Paramedics rushed the baby to Queen of the Valley Hospital, where he was in critical condition Monday afternoon, Patton said. When he was found, the baby’s “core temperature was extremely cold because of the temperature of the water,” Patton said.
Lopez said the baby's condition has since been upgraded to good.
Police found Trinidad behind a Pep Boys Auto Repair & Service shop nearby about 15 minutes after the child was found, Patton said.
Trinidad is set to be arraigned in Pomona Superior Court on Friday, Lopez said.