Police Allegedly Discover Kids Living In “Horrific Conditions”

Written by The Bee

July 19, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY—Two kids under the age of five were reportedly found living in “horrific conditions” Wednesday at a house in the 1000 block of Jocabima Drive. 

Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said officers were dispatched to the house for a welfare check around 7:30 a.m. 

An anonymous caller reported hearing a baby screaming from the residence for about two hours. 

When the officer arrived to the residence, they did not hear a baby crying, said Fromelt. However, the officer reportedly could smell a foul odor coming from inside. 

Police reportedly made contact with the mother and her two children, ages one and two. 

The house was allegedly in horrific conditions with cat feces and trash everywhere, said Fromelt. 

The mother reportedly told police she had a medical issue and was taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center for treatment. The two children were also taken to WARMC for a medical evaluation.

Fromelt said during further conversation with the mother, she told police that she and her two babies had not eaten in a week-and-a-half.

The Department of Child Safety as well as Code Enforcement were contacted. 

Two cats were removed by officers from the Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare agency. 

Due to medical issues the mother was not arrested. She is facing child endangerment and other charges, which are all pending at this time, said Fromelt. 

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2 Comments

  1. Janet

    I’m releaved someone thought enough to report the incident. It seems more of these cases are happening these days. Apparently there was a reason to tell authorities , and hopefully they were all given the proper care and food they needed. Bless the person who stepped up , it needed to be handled and reported. Thanks to all who we’re of help.

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  2. Lisa Walsh

    THIS WOMAN IF THAT’S WHAT U WANT TO EVEN CALL HER…HER KIDS HADN’T EATEN IN A WEEK AND A HALF!!!HOW IS SHE OK WITH EVEN NONCHALANTLY SAYING THAT TO AN OFFICER….I CAN’T FATHOM IT!!!!!!! OBVIOUSLY SHE IS GOING TO TRY TO PULL THE”I WAS SICK” CARD!!! WHICH IS WHY THEY TOOK HER TO A HOSPITAL!!! SHE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE’S DOING!!! I BET U SHE ATE BUT THOSE BABIES DIDN’T!! IT JUST MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL TO HEAR ABOUT THIS KIND OF THING! CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING A HELPLESS,VULNERABLE LITTLE CHILD WHO’S SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON THE ADULTS AROUND THEM AND THEY’RE BASICALLY LEARNING THEIR NEEDS WILL NEVER BE MET THAT’S WHY THE OFFICER PROBABLY DIDN’T HEAR SCREAMING OR CRYING.THEY MUST LEARN THAT CRYING ETC WILL NOT GET THEIR NEEDS MET AND REQUIRES TOO MUCH ENERGY THAT THEY PROBABLY DON’T HAVE IN STARVATION MODE.IT’S ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING.GIVE ME THOSE BABIES.OMGGGGG!!!!! HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE PLACED IN A VERY LOVING ENVIRONMENT.KIDS NEED OBVIOUSLY THE BASIC NECESSITIES BUT MOST OF ALL– *LOVE* !!!! AND ANY OF US MOMS OUT HERE WHO TRULY LOVE OUR KIDS WOULD DO ANY&EVERYTHING TO ENSURE OUR KIDS HAD WHAT THEY NEED ESPECIALLY FOOD!!! IF I HAD TO GO STEAL IT I WOULD!! I MEAN WHEN IT COMES TO OUR KIDS GOING HUNGRY OUR NATURAL MATERNAL INSTINCTS SHOULD KICK IN AND WE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO ENSURE OUR KIDS HAD FOOD!!!!! THERE’S NO EXCUSE NONE AT ALL TO EXCUSE WHY YOUR KIDS GO WITHOUT A MEAL!! IF YOU ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME MAKING ENDS MEET IT’S OK TO HAVE A FEW EXTRA PB&J ON THE MENU BUT AS LONG AS THEY’RE EATING….A WEEK AND A HALF..I DON’T EVEN HAVE WORDS FOR THAT!!!!!!EXCEPT THAT WOMAN SHOULD NEVER, EVER,EVER HAVE THOSE CHILDREN OR ANY OTHER CHILDREN AND SHE SHOULD REALLY GO TO PRISON AND PAY FOR ALLOWING SUCH HORRIFIC CRIMES TO THOSE POOR INNOCENT VICTIMS!!!!!

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