Child found alone at Glendale home, mom arrested

Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 19:29:42-05

A mother is facing child neglect and drug charges after her child was found wandering outside their Glendale home, which was littered with drug paraphernalia.

Officers reportedly found Brenda Guiterrez's 3-year-old alone near 47th Avenue and Union Hills Drive around 1 p.m. Monday and attempted to locate the child's mother.

Police were unable to find Guiterrez at the home, but did locate drug paraphernalia scattered around the residence.

Guiterrez had reportedly taken a taxi to a home near 13th Avenue and Beardsley Road, where she was located by police.

Officers found Guiterrez with heroin and drug paraphernalia, and she was taken into custody for child neglect.