July 8, 2019 1:22 pm
Updated: July 8, 2019 3:04 pm

Mother charged after baby allegedly left in car: Durham police

Durham police say the woman has been charged with abandoning a child and criminal negligence.

Nick Westoll / File / Global News
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OSHAWA – Police say a woman has been charged after her seven-month-old daughter was found alone in a vehicle in Oshawa.

Durham regional police say a woman in a parking lot heard the sound of a baby crying coming from a vehicle and called police on Sunday.

They say the door to the vehicle was unlocked, so the woman took the baby out of the car.

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Investigators say the baby was taken to a hospital to be examined.

They say the baby’s mother was found in a nearby park with her other small children.

Police say the baby was turned over to her father, and the 32-year-old mother was charged with abandoning a child and criminal negligence.

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