Durham police believe a violent incident in Oshawa stems from a custody dispute.
Officers say a 24-year-old woman took a cab to a home in the Wilson Road South and Dean Avenue area around noon on Saturday.
They say when she got out of the taxi, she pistol-whipped the driver.
The woman then went to a nearby home and smashed a window with the gun.
The people inside fled with a ten-day-old baby as they were concerned for their safety.
The woman ran from the area, however, officers found her in Bowmanville later and she was arrested without incident.
The taxi driver suffered minor injuries.
Police have not yet found the gun used in the offences.
An Oshawa woman is charged with 17 criminal charges including break and enter, use of firearm during commission of offence, and assault with a weapon.
The woman’s name is not being released to protect the identity of the victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Graff of the Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2741