Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies arrested two people for child endangerment.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, on Friday, September 28th, 2018, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 1100 block of West Broadway in Needles, California reference a found child.
The reporting party found a 4 year old child walking around in the area of West Broadway and H Street. with no supervision or parents.
Deputies recognized the child from a residence at the 200 Block of H Street.
Deputies went to the residence and found the mother, 30 year old Ashley Ornelas from Needles, California, sleeping.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, 36 year old Pete Jewell from Needles, California was also found sleeping in the home with Ornelas.
Jewell had a no bail warrant and is on Parole for Robbery.
Heroin and a glass pipe, commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, was found inside of the residence where children had access to it.
Children and Family Services was notified and released the child to the father.
Ornelas was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California where she is being held pending a court hearing with a $100,000 bond.
Jewell was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California and held for a no bail warrant.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Blackard of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California, or call: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/
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