There are some stories that truly infuriate me. Most of those stories have to do with children and animals, so with that said... WTF is up with these parents?!
On October 8, 2019, deputies responded to a motel, in 31700 block of Casino Drive, Lake Elsinore regarding a one-year old child walking alone in the parking lot wearing only a diaper. Deputies arrived and located the child in the parking lot. Deputies also discovered an open door and found an additional child, two-years old alone in the motel room. Deputies attempted to locate the parents. Thirty minutes later the father of the children, Joseph Salas, 50 years old resident of Temecula, arrived. Salas and the children were transported to the station. The mother, Tamara Ross, 32-year-old resident of Temecula, arrived at the station a short time later. The investigation revealed both parents left the children alone for over three hours. In addition, Joseph Salas was under the influence of marijuana and Tamara Ross drove to the station while under the influence of alcohol. Joseph Salas was arrested for Felony child endangerment and being under the influence of marijuana in public and Tamara Ross was arrested for felony child endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol. Child Protective Services responded to take custody of the children. Both suspects were transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Corporal Brown at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s
Station at (951) 245-3300 or Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099.
These poor babies. Anything could have happened to them, but thank God the were found unharmed.