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* Miguel Ortega and Gloria Martinez were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and public intoxication in Monterey County

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The parents of a 10-month-old baby were arrested for child endangerment Saturday night at a Lake San Antonio campsite in unincorporated Monterey County after a sheriff’s deputy found them too intoxicated to care for the infant. A deputy responded at about 8:15 p.m. to the McCandless Springs campground near the lake’s north shore on a report of a suspect with a warrant. The deputy found Miguel Ortega, 20, who was allegedly intoxicated, belligerent and combative with county park rangers and medics.
    Ortega, who was on felony probation and had a warrant for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, gave the deputy several false names, resisted lawful direction and repeatedly attempted to flee custody, according to the sheriff’s office. Gloria Martinez, 19, the infant’s mother, was allegedly heavily intoxicated and passed out in the front seat of a vehicle. Park rangers found the child in the back seat of the vehicle, deputies said. The suspects did not have food or shelter for the child and were too intoxicated to care for themselves and the child, deputies said. Ortega and Martinez, both Greenfield residents, were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and public intoxication. The child was placed into protective custody with Monterey County, according to the sheriff’s office.  
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