A man was arrested for leaving a 3-month-old child unattended and on suspicion of drug possession after Chandler police contacted him about a burglary around noon Tuesday.
Chandler police officers responded to a burglary in progress at the 1200 block of W. Park Lane Boulevard. Tyler Jeffery Dotson, 26, was contacted because he matched the description of the suspect, police said.
While he was not involved in the burglary, police discovered Dotson had narcotics, Chandler police said. He told police that he had left a 3-month-old child in his apartment unattended.
Concerned for the child’s safety, went to Dotson’s apartment and found the infant in the unlocked apartment at 875 W. Pecos Rd., police said. They changed the baby’s diaper and fed him. His mother was contacted at work and she picked up her child.
Child Protective Services has been notified.