Police Blotter: Child removed from ‘unfit’ home

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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An Andrews couple was arrested May 24 after a welfare check was conducted at their home on N Street.

When the deputy arrived and walked in the house, he found the 30-year-old woman “very disoriented.”

An Andrews police officer said when she arrived at the home, the female was in her vehicle passed out and it took several tries to wake her up.

The Andrews officer also said she had heard a 3-year-old child inside the house screaming that she could not wake up her daddy.

The deputy reports the house was in “total disarray” and there was “an odor of urine throughout the residence.”

The back door of the home was off the hinges and was on the ground covered with a sheet.

There was food all over the kitchen that appeared to have been sitting out for days and clothes were strung all over the house.

The child’s father – a 32-year-old man – was asleep in a bed.

When officers finally were able to wake him up, he was told his child was running all over the house screaming. He said he thought she was asleep next to him.

There were bites that appeared to be from insects all over the child’s legs, face and neck.

Both parents were asked for identification but were too disoriented to comprehend what was being asked.

Both appeared to be under the influence, the deputy wrote.

The Department of Social Services were contacted and were told the house was unfit for the child and that the parents were unfit to care for the child.

The child was released to the custody of a grandparent.

Both parents were charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

Child assaulted

A 40-year-old Pawleys Island woman was arrested May 19 after a domestic incident on Pinehurst Lane.

When deputies arrived, a man was holding a child and told the officers “she has to go.”

He said his daughter – the child he was holding – had been assaulted by her mother who had been drinking.

The man said he was also assaulted by his wife who punched him in the face while they were arguing in the kitchen. Deputies found the woman in her bed watching TV.

The woman told the deputies her daughter had made a mess in her closet. That is reportedly why she punched the child.

The child said her mother had taken her school books and she messed up the closet while trying to find the books.

The woman was advised she was being charged with criminal domestic violence.

Paraphernalia found

A woman called deputies to her home in the 200 block of Kensington Blvd. May 23 because a 37-year-old man had trashed her bedroom.

The man was on the scene when deputies arrived.

The woman invited the officers into her home so they could see how the man had thrown her stuff around the bedroom.

Once inside, it was something else that caught the attention of the deputies.

“In plain view” the officers saw a small glass tube with burnt ends and a burnt Brillow pad in one end. This is “commonly known to be used to smoke crack,” the report states.

Also seen were rolling papers, a small razor blade on a mirror and small amounts of a white powdery substance on the mirror.

Both the man and the woman denied using drugs and both said the items belonged to the other person.

Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arrested after third call

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Sirfield Drive woman who was reportedly causing problems in her neighborhood May 22.

The woman was “acting disorderly and was fighting with her neighbors,” the report states.

When a deputy arrived, she allegedly approached the patrol car “screaming and cursing about an incident that happened between she and her grandmother.”

It was the third time that day deputies dealt with the woman.

“Each time it was in reference to her being disorderly,” the officer noted.

This time she admitted to starting fights but did not know why she was doing it.

She was charged with disorderly conduct.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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