Mother Arrested After Child Found Outside

“DELTA” District
Date: 06/10/2015       10:05 AM
Location: 1400 Yucca Court
Offense: Abandoning / Endangering A Child
P.C. 22.041     Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1506100051
Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a call at 1430 Yucca Court regarding a child found alone.

A 25 year old female was coming from visiting a relative who lives on Yucca Court when she saw a 6 year old girl standing outside yelling for help. The women said she found the child at about 9 AM and she spent about an hour looking for the child’s mother. When she went inside the child’s apartment she found no adult inside. She also saw that the apartment was very dirty.

The women waited for about 45 minutes to see if the mother would return, and she did not. The women then contacted police just after 10 AM.

When officers arrived the child told them that her mother left her alone this morning and told her that she was going to the store. While officers were investigating this case, the mother drove by at 10:45 AM. When the mother saw police outside her home, she sped away. She was stopped by officers just down the street.

The mother, Kassandra Ann Vargas (06/14/1967), was arrested for endangering / abandoning a child. Child Protective Services arrived and took custody of the child and the apartment was secured.