Odessa police arrested three women during the weekend in connection with separate investigations of child endangerment.
Police charged 23-year-old Antonia Martha Orona, 23, on Friday on a warrant for endangering a child, state jail felony.
OPD had notified Child Protective Services in October 2017 drug paraphernalia was found during a call for service at Orona’s residence in the 1100 block of North Alleghaney. The woman and her 4-year-old daughter later submitted to hair follicle drug analysis testing Jan. 18 and both mother and daughter tested positive for methamphetamine, a news release stated.
OPD detectives obtained a warrant for Orona, who was charged Friday. Jail records show Orona bonded out of jail Saturday on a $15,000 bond.
Another child endangerment arrest was made Saturday night after police responded to a call about several children left alone without adult supervision.
Officers responded to La Casita Apartments, 1301 W. 13th St., where they talked to a 10-year-old girl who said she was babysitting her three younger sisters. The other three girls were ages 8, 6 and 2. Officers also walked through the residence and found the back door unlocked, the release stated.
Police reported the mother of all four children, identified as 30-year-old Jasmin Adde Hernandez, later arrived home and appeared to be intoxicated. Hernandez left her four children home alone for over an hour while she went to the sports bar, the release stated.
OPD arrested Hernandez at about 10:08 p.m. Saturday on four counts of abandoning or endangering a child, state jail felony.
Hernandez was still in jail as of Monday afternoon with bonds totaling $40,000, jail records show.
On Sunday afternoon, police arrested 25-year-old Stephanie Renae Stuchell after she reportedly left her kids in a running vehicle while she went into a store for about 11 minutes.
Officers responded to a check welfare call at Eighth Street and Maple Avenue after a report that the children were left in the running vehicle without adult supervision. The release stated officers talked to the mother of the children, identified as Stuchell, and also talked to the three children — a 5-year-old girl, a 2-year-old boy and a 1-year-old boy.
Stuchell, who had an outstanding warrant for criminal trespass, was arrested at about 2:33 p.m. Sunday for three counts of endangering a child, state jail felony. Stuchell was still in jail as of Monday afternoon with bonds totaling $22,500, jail records showed.