Burglary call leads to child endangering complaint

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A burglary call leads to a child endangering complaint.

Police were initially called to the 1500 block of Aldrich Drive Saturday around 7:30 p.m. on reports of someone trying to break into the home. Upon investigating, officers found the house to be in an unsanitary condition.

Four children between the ages of one and eight were living in the home.

Police said while searching the home for a possible suspect, they found piles of dirty clothes and feces and urine stains throughout the house. Police said there were flies and gnats in most rooms of the home. They reported the front bedroom was inaccessible because of clutter. Officers said one restroom was used as a kennel and two pit bull dogs were covered in smeared feces and spilled dog food. According to officials, the beds didn’t have any sheets and the children’s rooms had no working light fixtures.

Children Services was contacted and responded to the scene.

The homeowner told officers she had been in the hospital and she would have the house cleaned by the next day. The children were not taken away from the home because the mother was cooperative and there was food in the home.

The mother was issued a summons by police.

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