facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

YOUNGSTOWN Police: 2 kids lived in filth



Published: Wed, September 12, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.


The children's mother is a registered nurse at the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said.
By PAUL WHEATLEY
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police say they found deplorable living conditions when they responded to a call that two children were locked out of their East Philadelphia Avenue home Tuesday while their mother slept inside.
Police found a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, barely clothed, standing on a porch in 54-degree weather about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Spilled soup noodles welcomed police at the door after the children's 27-year-old mother invited them inside. But that was only the beginning.
Police noticed hundreds of fruit flies feasting on a bag of trash just inside the home, a dish of rotten food on a loveseat and pretzels and cereal scattered across the carpet.
What police found: Officers said a litter box near a refrigerator was overflowing with cat feces, which was scattered throughout the house.
The refrigerator contained a 12-pack of beer, condiments and something from Dairy Queen that was moldy.
Police did find meat in the freezer.
They found a bare, urine-stained mattress meant for the 2-year-old.
Cat excrement was mixed with clothing.
Police found a bathroom trash can overflowing with dirty diapers, a toilet full of urine and cigarette butts and a bathtub caked with scum.
What was done: Mahoning County Children Services Board workers took custody of the two children and a third child, age 7, who was in school.
They were given to their grandmother, a Youngstown resident, temporarily.
The children's mother, who police identified as a registered nurse employed at the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Health Center, was arrested and taken to Mahoning County Jail.
A sister who watches the children at night also was arrested.
Both are charged with child endangerment.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes