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Man charged after baby left in car

A 41-year-old Jamaica Plain man has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child, as well as drug possession, after his baby was allegedly found waiting alone in a car while he was in a Roxbury house that police considered a “known drug location,” authorities said.

Carlos Maldonado was ­arrested after officers responded to a call at 5:55 p.m. Sunday reporting the child in the car on Greenville Street, Boston police said.

Police said a baby who ­appeared to be 3 months old was locked in the car with the windows only slightly open. Officers­ were trying to get into the car when Maldonado emerged from the house and told officers he was the baby’s father and the owner of the car.

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Officers searched him and found a “white rocklike substance consistent with crack ­cocaine,” police said.

The baby was transported to Boston Medical Center. The child’s mother was notified where the baby was, police said.

Globe Staff