Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a couple for cruelty to a child after discovering extremely unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 1:13pm PT on Thursday, March 9th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Sheriff responded to the 1400 block of Front Street in Downtown Needles, California after receiving a report of an unclothed 4 year old boy wandering in the street.
Through the course of the investigation, deputies discovered that the children of 53 years old Hector Ramirez and 43 years old Teresa Castillo were living in an extremely unsanitary and dangerous environment.
Based on the condition of the residence and the lack of parental care, Hector Ramirez and Teresa Castillo were placed under arrest for PC 273A(a), Cruelty to a Child.
Hector Ramirez and Teresa Castillo were arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center, their bail set at $100,000.00.
The 2 children were placed in the custody of Child and Family Services.
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