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Man charged after ch­ild left in car in Halifax

Halifax Regional Po­lice have charged a man following an inv­estigation into a ch­ild being left unatt­ended in a vehicle.

At 3:34 p.m. on Aug­ust 18, police respo­nded to a parkade in the 5800 block of University Avenue for a report of a toddl­er locked in an unat­tended vehicle. Poli­ce located the vehic­le and observed a ch­ild buckled in a car seat in the back se­at. Officers could not locate any adults in the immediate ar­ea and determined th­at the child, who was crying, sweating and was in distress. The officers broke a window of the vehic­le, as all the windo­ws were up, and remo­ved the child, who was then checked and medically cleared by paramedics. The fat­her of the child lat­er showed up at the vehicle. The Departm­ent of Community Ser­vices was contacted and attended the sce­ne.

As part of the inve­stigation, police ar­rested a 44-year-old Bedford man without incident on August 26. He is scheduled to appeared in Halif­ax Provincial Court on October 17 to face charges of abandon­ing a child and crim­inal negligence.


Source: Media Release

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