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: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 13: Elijah Mitchell Looks To Take Advantage Of Seahawks' Defense
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: Sacramento Valley Chorus To Take Part In 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack In Hawaii
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: Watch: Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting
Both children were turned over to Child Protective Services.