It was a series of break-ins at a local nightclub this time with a twist. Police say the two men arrested for the burglaries had kids along for the crime. The pair was busted and detained by security guards at Derby Night Club after allegedly breaking into a number of cars. Before taking Jose Rangel and Max Deleon off to jail they discovered kids in the getaway car. A ten and seven-year-old brothers of Jose Rangel. They were sent back with family. The two suspects were both charged with endangering or abandoning a child criminal negligence and criminal mischief.
Authorities in these arrests discovering the two kids made us wonder what happens next for these young children. James Johnson has more, James
In light of these recent burglaries the fact they were happening isn't cool, but when you add two children to the mix makes it even more troublesome.
Two men arrested after a series of break-ins at a local nightclub. The pair would be busted and detained by authorities but would later realize these would be criminals had two kids in the getaway car. Something executive director of the Children Advocacy Center, Sylvia Bruni says is a first. Every Thursday the Child Advocacy Center meets to discuss child neglect cases that have been reported throughout the week. Once a case is reported law enforcement contacts child protective services to remove the children from the scene. Immediately after that if there’s a family member who will take in the children the Child Advocacy Center will help the families make arrangements.
According to the Child Advocacy Center abuse among children in Laredo is about the same to national numbers but one area in which Laredo exceeded the national numbers is physical violence against children. There has been a 3% increase from last year.
These numbers don't reflect the cases against infants something CPS says if these numbers were included would make these numbers even greater.
According to the Children's Advocacy Center, if you believe a child is being abused then report it. A lot of the times you can stay anonymous. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.