GLENDALE - Two sisters were arrested after a 3-year-old child was found unresponsive and dehydrated underneath a truck in Glendale last weekend, according to authorities.
Glendale Sgt. Tracey Breeden said officers responded to a mobile home park near 59th and Maryland avenues on Sunday and found the child to be dehydrated. The 3-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is expected to be OK.
According to the police report, 31-year-old Sarah Nunley was caring for her sister's six children, in addition to the 3-year-old. Ross was reportedly at work.
Neighbors reported to police that the children were outside all day without shoes or water, according to the report.
Police said Nunley initially told authorities the 3-year-old was not her child, but later admitted that she was related to the child. Nunley told police she was afraid CPS would take away the children due to the home's living conditions.
The responding officer conducted a welfare check at the home, according to the report, and noticed that all seven children--ranging in age between 1 and 11--slept on the living room floor. The report states that knives and cutlery were also on the floor and described the house as dirty and having little food.
Authorities also found drug paraphernalia, including a pipe which the suspect reportedly admitted to smoking meth with, according to the report.
Child Protective Services has removed all the children from the home.
Police said both sisters were booked on charges of child abuse, false reporting to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.