A 45-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both of Arnold, have been accused of child endangerment after they were found living with two children in a home that has since been condemned, Arnold Police reported.
Officers were called at about 3:15 p.m. Nov. 9 to a home in the Bayshore subdivision to check on the well-being of two children younger than 13. The home was “filthy,” had no electricity and posed possible fire hazards, the report said.
Because of the condition of the home, officers called an Arnold city inspector to the home. The inspector discovered exposed wiring. The inspector also said the family was using a cooler to store food because the refrigerator wasn't working and a propane burner to heat water in the kitchen, according to the report.
The inspector condemned the home because of its condition. The four occupants of the home did not appear to be in distress or harmed, police reported.
The Department of Family Services was called, and the children were placed in the care of a relative, the report said.
The adults were issued summonses to appear in Arnold Municipal Court and were released at the scene, Capt. Rich Shular said.