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Woman charged with child endangering for keeping children in filthy Parma Heights apartment

Children found in filthy Parma Heights apartment
Children found in filthy Parma Heights apartment
Children found in filthy Parma Heights apartment
Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 11:38:06-05

A Parma Heights woman was arrested and charged with child endangering and causing a disturbance after police discovered her children living in a "state of complete filth."

On Friday, police responded to the 6000 block of Big Creek Parkway after a neighbor reported a woman with her children causing a disturbance.

When police arrived at the apartment building, they found Samaria Kyle highly intoxicated and slurring her words while standing in the hallway with her three children.

Kyle admitted to police she had four alcoholic drinks before correcting herself to say "a few alcoholic drinks," according to a police report. 

The neighbor told police that he saw Kyle laying outside his apartment door with what appeared to be a urine stain.

One officer was greeted by a 7-year-old boy who was walking towards an opened apartment door with the keys still inside the lock. Officers also noticed a 7-month-old girl partially strapped in a car seat.

Inside the apartment, an officer found dishes, papers, bags, food and garbage scattered throughout the house. An officer noticed a burning smell and saw the sleeve of a child's shirt burning on the ground, the report states.

The officer used a fire extinguisher to put out the flame caused by a cigarette ash.

The children appeared to be hungry and dirty, according to the report.

Kyle told officers the apartment was a mess because she was being evicted on Dec. 29 and had to pack as a result of it.

An officer held her 7-month-old because of Kyle continued to sway back and forth as she was being interviewed on her whereabouts, according to the police report.

While being interviewed by police, she fell on the couch and then sat on her daughter's leg without realizing it. Kyle blew a BAC of .254, according to the report. 

Kyle was previously arrested in June for OVI.

The children's grandparents took them from the apartment after Kyle was placed under arrest and transported to jail.