Location: 17500 Block of Road 64
Incident Date: 06-01-15
Incident Time: 2200
Case Number: 15-6881
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.