20 Children, 18 Dogs Removed From ‘Uninhabitable’ Home; 2 Dogs Found Dead

VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com/AP) — Authorities have removed 20 children and 18 dogs from a Southern California home that they say was uninhabitable.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies also arrested five women at the home Thursday. Three were arrested on suspicion of child cruelty. Two of the women were suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

A sheriff’s statement says the Victorville home had no working electricity or gas. Police familiar with the inside of the home called it “complete filth.” And there wasn’t enough food for the people living there, officials said.

The statement also says that the dogs had no access to water and the carpet, walls and furniture were in disrepair. Authorities also say black mold was found throughout the home.

The children ranged in age from 2 months to 17-years-old.

Animal control officers took away 18 dogs. Two other dogs were found dead.

Reporting from the location, CBS2’s Michele Gile says a sign now hangs in the window: “Condemned.”

The sign comes as no surprise to neighbors on Eto Camino Road.

Neighbors told her it was routine to see people living in cars on the property.

Residents also told Gile it was like the children used the road as their playground — they were often unsupervised, dirty and barefoot.

One person who drove a carpool by the property thought it was a farm.

Regarding the removal of the dogs and children, neighbor Cary Walker said, “When word gets out, you’re going to have people cheering that they cleaned this place up. Especially the people who worried about the little toddlers and  children. They don’t need to live like that.”

Residents told Gile people have been complaining about the home for months.

Other neighbors told CBS2’s Andrea Fujii that they often gave the children money for food.

“The kids would go up to the liquor store and ask for money and ask for food. They’d come home with chips and sodas,” said one woman.

The five women arrested are reportedly the grandmother and mothers of the children.

It’s not clear what led the police to the home this particular time, but neighbors told Fujii they’re just glad the children are now safe.

The dogs were taken to Victorville Animal Control.

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  1. Why no pictures of the women that were arrested?

    1. Piquerish says:

      You know why. I know why. CBS knows why. WE ALL KNOW WHY.

  2. iambicpentamaster says:

    EBT/SNAP flop house

  3. bogtrotter52 says:

    White trash methhead mommies, or illegal Hispanics. I would put my money on either one, especially the former. Listed demographics for the town put white and Hispanics as the two largest groups there by far.

    1. Chemiker says:

      Found pics of 2 of them online. Black.

      1. Piquerish says:

        But then, he KNEW that.

  4. Richard Munoz says:

    We just drove to Victorville 3 months ago to buy a puppy someone listed on a website. These people met us in a fast food parking lot and were asking $100. We bought the dog, but these two young women looked like major druggies or meth heads. They were all tattooed up and the car they drove looked real bad, stuffed full of garbage. They looked broke as all hell. We thought they stole the puppy, but now I’m thinking maybe they were from this house in this article! You never know. Our new puppy is so happy in her new home!

  5. No names? That can only mean one thing: The post-American liberals import Third World rejects by the million, and yet expect them to behave differently when they are here?

    At least we simple-minded Americans understand that you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I can only hope that none of us become liberals that are much too much sophisticated to be bothered with things like facts and reality.

  6. Rick Gdzw says:

    Why didn’t the neighbors call Children’s Services??

  7. Smile says:

    This has become a weekly headline.

  8. HardWorker says:

    No doubt — just an innocent progressive attempting to live in the natural world. LA Public School System product? Was there an “I’M WITH HILLARY SIGN” on the property?

  9. S.E. Coleman says:

    Matosha Martinez, 35; Cherish Lewis, 22; Dajanet Smith, 25; Thereca Griffin, 42; and Virginia Mann, 61; were arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center.

  10. sharon says:

    Listening to the news on my computer, the neighbors did report it. What I don’t understand is why the older woman, which is said to be the owner of the home, didn’t do anything to protect herself from being used by all these people, said to be her daughters and granddaughters? With 20 kids in the home it’s not like there was no income. I feel bad for the grandmother , the kids and the dogs. I do not feel sorry for anyone else. I have driven by this place on several occasions and every time I did I would see a yard full of guys without shirts. Speaking with someone that knows some of them were “baby daddys” and others were playing baby daddys. I am praying for the whole household that their arrest turns into a rescued mission and that they ask for help to become productive citizens vs welfare recipients that hold no interest in being parents but looked forward to the days the MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN would come. And to any of the childrens fathers that ran from the situation it’s time for you to man up, put your big boy pants on and find out what you have to do to get your babies out of the system. As bad as this is appearing to be it could become even worst if your babies wind up in the wrong foster home and become physically abused and molested. Give these children a chance to live life. If you love your children go get them. God bless them all with a change in their lives.

  11. HelenChicago says:

    “Matosha Martinez, Cherish Lewis, Dajanet Smith, Thereca Griffin, Virginia Mann.” Pretty clear what’s up. Iambic was right: EBT flophouse.

  12. The filth was not what was found in the house, the real filth was the people that perpetuated this. HUMAN FILTH

  13. People say there is a RACE problem. People say this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY and ONLY into White countries.

    People say the only solution to the RACE problem is if ALL and ONLY White countries “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against White people, Anti-Whites agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  14. Bozo says:

    It’s Victorville one of the 10 most dangerous cities in the USA don’t go you will be killed

  15. Ralph says:

    If they could only have held out for a couple more months and got Hillary elected, theirs would have been an average American household.

  16. Piquerish says:

    Money for drugs, but not for food. No fathers within a parsec. If Obama had voters, they look like….

  17. jinuka says:

    NO PICS OF THE CRIMINAL ADULTS? I WONDER WHY? WHEN THEIR ARE NO PICS THEN WE KNOW THE RACE..IF IT WERE WHITES IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE HEAD LINES…EVERYONE KNOWS HOW THE DEMOC RAT RACIST LAME STREAM MEDIA WORKS

  18. jinuka says:

    THIS IS LIKE THE FILTH IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH HUSSEIN OBOWEL STINKING UP THE PLACE BEYOND CLEANUP…HOW AN AMERICA HATING RACIST MOOSLIME TRAITOR LIKE HUSSEIN HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED AND THROWN INTO GITMO BY NOW WITH HIS TERRORISTS COUSINS I CANT UNDERSTAND.

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