Location: 17500 Block of Road 64

Incident Date: 06-01-15

Incident Time: 2200

Case Number: 15-6881

Victim: Confidential

Posted by: Media Relations

On 6-1-15 at 2148 hours Deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 17500 block of R64, Tulare in regard to children left unattended on a regular basis, and recently seen sleeping in the front yard.  Deputies responded to the location, and contacted Andrea Gonzalez (32 years of age) who was identified as the responsible parent.  During the investigation, Deputies confirmed several children had been sleeping in the front yard. 

Deputies were given permission to inspect the residence, and discovered it was in uninhabitable based on large amounts of animal feces throughout the residence.  The house was in complete disarray.  There was no drinkable water, propane gas or electricity.  Child Welfare Services was notified, and responded to assist with the investigation.  The suspect, Andrea Gonzalez, was arrested for child endangerment, and failing to provide for children.  She was booked at Pre-Trail in Visalia.    

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.