OAKDALE (CBS13) — A woman was arrested for child endangerment after her 5-year-old daughter, who was left at home with her older brother, got a zip tie stuck around her neck, the Oakdale Police Department said on Tuesday.
Lavinia McClendon, 37, was also found to have a loaded gun, several grams of meth and nearly $800 in her vehicle, authorities said.READ MORE: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
Officers were called to the family’s home on 10th Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. The daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, was taken to the hospital to have the zip tie removed, police said.READ MORE: Escalon, Manteca And Ripon Police Departments Experiencing 911-Line Problems
Oakdale police said McClendon told her daughter and her 16-year-old son she was leaving, but she did not tell them where she was going or leave them with a phone number to contact her. The son was reportedly left without a functioning cell phone, which only had the ability to call 9-1-1.MORE NEWS: Stockton Police Still Trying To Identify 2 Suspects In Deadly February Shooting Outside South Side Market
Both children were turned over to Child Protective Services.