Parents of Girl Left Alone in Canyon County Apartment Face Felony Charges


Parents of Girl Left Alone in Canyon County Apartment Face Felony Charges

CANYON COUNTRY (CNS) - The parents of a Canyon Country girl allegedly left alone and later rescued from a second floor window of an apartment complex by sheriff's deputies and firefighters were jailed this morning, both being held on $100,000 bail.

The case against Lucia Romero, 28, and Gerren Mitchell, 28, both of Canyon Country, was presented to the District Attorney's office Friday and both were charged with felony child endangerment, according to the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station.

At 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies received a call of a small child crying and leaning on the window screen of a second-floor apartment in the 27000 block of Isabella Parkway, the sheriff's department said.

Los Angeles County firefighters arrived at the apartment three minutes later and were asked by deputies if they could help them get into apartment, fire department spokeswoman Vanessa Lozana told The Signal newspaper.

Authorities were able to get into the apartment at 2:10 p.m. and rescue the girl. The child was wrapped in a deputy's jacket and carried to an ambulance by a firefighter, The Signal reported.

Deputies later found and arrested the girl's parents.

The Department of Child and Family Safety took custody of the girl.

Photo: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office


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