The father of the 2-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in December is facing charges for leaving his toddler in the car that was later stolen.
According to Hartford police, Luis Trinidad, 26, of Manchester, left his car running with his son in the backseat while he ran into the Stowe Village Mini Mart in Hartford at 2766 Main Street on Dec. 6. When Trinidad came out, the car was gone.
Law enforcement started a massive search for the child. The car was found dumped in Hartford a short time after it was stolen, but the boy was still missing.
He was later found safe in Bristol and taken to a police department, where he was reunited with his parents. Police arrested two men accused of stealing the car.
Trinidad turned himself in to authorities based upon an active arrest warrant on Wednesday, Jan. 2, said police.
He was charged with leaving a child under 12 unsupervised.