Children found in house with animal urine and feces throughout, police say

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Three Jamestown residents were accused of child endangerment after police checked out a house on the city’s south side Monday night.

Officers went to the scene around 7:30 p.m., where they said Hope Dunn, 23, let them inside to check on two children — a two-month-old and a 19-month-old.

According to police, the house had a very strong odor and had animal urine and feces throughout it. They said it was not suitable for the children to be living in. As a result, police said they were turned over to a family member.

Following an investigation, Dunn and Anthony Cooley, also 23, were both arrested and taken to the city jail. Additionally, 22-year-old Daniel Haney, who was already in custody following an arrest earlier in the day, was charged as well.

All three were charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of a child. Haney also faces charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest concerning his earlier arrest.

A similar arrest was made in Jamestown last week when Jeremy Rogers, 23, was charged with four counts of child endangerment. In that alleged situation, police said children were found to be sleeping near human and animal feces in an apartment on the city’s west side. As a result, that apartment was condemned, according to police.

There is no indication that the two incidents are related.

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Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award, JANY Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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