(Saint John)- City Police have confirmed that a female has been arrested and charged for failure to provide a child with the basic necessities of life after an infant was found in a child carrier wrapped in a blanket alone on Paddock Street Monday evening.

A neighbour discovered the infant after hearing a baby crying..

The neighbour called police shortly after 6PM  when no one showed up for the baby.

 Police say the Department of Social Development was called to deal with the child
 and the investigation is on going with the Family Protection Unit

 The 27 year old female charged in the case will be appearing in court to enter a plea on March 19th