Suspect arrested in theft of car with baby inside

The Pct. 4 Constable's Office has announced the arrest of a suspect in the theft of a car that had a baby inside.

Deputies were called to a gas station in the 21500 block of Aldine Westfield Drive on January 1 in reference to a stolen vehicle. Deputies say they arrived to find a mother had left her car running with her baby inside while she went in to the gas station, and while she was in the store a male suspect entered the vehicle and left the scene with the baby still in the car.

Deputies began searching the area and found the baby about 6 miles away on the side of the road near Aldine Westfield and Beltway 8. Pct. 4 says temperatures were in the 20s that night and the baby could have perished if deputies hadn't found the baby.

Pct. 4 is expected to release more details at a press conference on Thursday.