Man charged with leav­ing tod­dler alone in locked car

Truro Daily News - - PROVINCE -

BED­FORD — Po­lice have charged a Bed­ford man with aban­don­ing a child and crim­i­nal neg­li­gence after of­fi­cers had to break a win­dow in a car to help a tod­dler locked in­side. Ac­cord­ing to a Hal­i­fax Re­gional Po­lice news re­lease, of­fi­cers re­sponded to a re­port of a child locked in an unat­tended car in a parkade on Uni­ver­sity Av­enue on the af­ter­noon of Aug. 18.

Po­lice found the car and saw the child in the back seat, buck­led into a car seat. The win­dows were rolled up and there were no adults in the im­me­di­ate area. The of­fi­cers saw

that the child was cry­ing, sweat­ing and in dis­tress. They broke the win­dows and paramedics were able to check and med­i­cally clear the child. The Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices was con­tacted and at­tended the scene.

The fa­ther later showed up at the ve­hi­cle.

As part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the 44-year-old man was ar­rested on Satur­day. He is sched­uled to ap­pear in Hal­i­fax pro­vin­cial court Oct. 17 to face the charges.

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