Reporting Nick Janes
YUBA CITY (CBS13) – Police arrested a Yuba City mother on Monday for child endangerment charges after she allegedly left drugs within reach of her 20-month-old child.
Amanda Keck was arrested on Monday, and on Thursday she was out of jail awaiting her court date. The 19-year-old mom didn’t want to talk when we arrived at the home.
It was clear right away we were not welcome at the home where Keck lives.
“Turn that (expletive) camera off,” yelled a man who claimed to be Keck’s brother.
“We’re just finishing up, sir,” reporter Nick Janes said to the man as he tried to explain that he and the cameras were on public property.
“Get the (expletive) out of here man, get the (expletive) off this property and get the (expletive) out of here,” the man said.
CBS13 was well within its rights filming from a public sidewalk, but the man, who claimed to be Keck’s brother, unleashed a profanity-laced tirade and didn’t want to hear that what CBS13 was doing was legal.
“I don’t give a (expletive), what I’m about to do ain’t gonna be legal,” the man said. “Get the (expletive) out of here man. I’m trying to be nice to you, man. Get the (expletive) out of here.”
He took a break from the cursing to tell us the child endangerment charges his sister faces are bogus.
Police claim the Yuba City mom had meth and marijuana in her home. She allegedly slept with her 20-month-old baby in a bedroom where smoking pipes were left within reach.
Police say there was little food in the filthy house and feces caked around the toilet.
Neighbors know the home as a trouble spot on an otherwise family-friendly street.
“There was a guy that said he cleaned up the place, but he told me when he got there, there was something about human feces, he said that there was dirty, that there was human (expletive) everywhere,” said neighbor Daniel Dinwiddie.
Keck’s brother didn’t want to hear any of it.
“Get the (expletive) out of here. Turn your (expletive) camera off,” said the man.
Child Protective Services took custody of the 20-month-old child.
A 6-year-old child also in the home was released to one of Keck’s parents.
Keck is due in court in August.