By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):
Vidal Junction, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding deputies responded to reported child locked in running vehicle, and arrested a woman from Colorado for cruelty child/child endangerment, possession of illegal controlled substance and felony warrant that occurred on Friday, December 25th, 2020.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 9:37 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to a report of a child locked in a running vehicle in the area of Vidal Junction.
Deputies responded and located the red Chevrolet Silverado at the Chevron gas station at 3550 US State Highway 95 and observed two small children, a three-year-old and six-year-old, sleeping in the rear seat of the vehicle.
The reporting party and registered vehicle owner, later identified as Amanda Konkel, was found to have an active felony warrant for burglary in Colorado.
Konkel was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located in an area of the vehicle that was accessible to the children.
The two children were safely removed from the locked vehicle and transported by deputies to the Needles station where they were released to a family member.
Konkel was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail for cruelty to child/child endangerment, possession of an illegal controlled substance and the felony warrant.
Konkel remains in custody for her charges and no bail warrant, pending court appearance and extradition.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Bryant Moore at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Avenue or call (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or via their website at http://www.wetip.com
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Refer: Deputy Bryant Moore
Station: Colorado River Station/Needles Police Station
Phone No. (760) 326-9200
Case No. 102000510
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Deputies arrested Amanda Konkel of Colorado for child cruelty, possession of narcotics & no bail warrant for burglary https://t.co/TjobQJ2nVs
— SBCSD Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) December 28, 2020