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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.

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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.

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

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