Welfare check of child leads to discovery of heroin
Beaverton police officers responded to a disturbing call Wednesday morning.
At 10:59 a.m., police performed a welfare check of a child in the 12000 block of Southwest Cheshire Road after a toddler had been heard crying outside for more than an hour, pleading to be let back inside a home.
Upon arrival, officers saw a 15-month-old girl through the backyard fence, knocking on the door and crying.
Officers spoke to Susanne Pounds, 58, who lives at the residence and is a licensed daycare provider.
She reportedly told officers she had locked the child outdoors for a "time out" and was watching three other children, a 9-year-old and two 3-year-olds.
Also residing in the home is Susanne Pounds' 29-year-old daughter, Christine Pounds, and Christine's boyfriend, David Vigil, 31. Both of whom were in possession of heroin when officer contacted them, said Det. Pam Yazzolino, Beaverton police spokeswoman.
Given the findings of an initial investigation, officers called each child's parents and asked them to pick up their child. None of the children had been harmed in any way.
Police arrested Susanne Pounds and charged her with endangering the welfare of a minor and providing a premises for use of a controlled substance.
Christine Pounds and David Vigil were arrested for possession of a controlled substance heroin. Christine was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
All three were lodged in the Washington County Jail.
The Department of Human Services and State Licensing Board have both been notified of the arrests and subsequent findings.