Beatrice’s wife arrested after children were left alone in a house that caught fire | Crime-and-courts

A Beatrice woman has been arrested for child abuse after leaving two young children alone in a house where a fire broke out.

Just before 4 a.m. Friday, Beatrice police responded to the 1100 block of North 12th Street following a residential fire where two minors were left home alone.

Arrest documents say Arvoni M. Johnson, 24, was able to put out the fire, but there was a large amount of smoke inside the house. She told police that two children, ages 1 and 3, were sleeping in their room.

She reportedly told police she left the children alone at home while she went to work, and she believed the fire started in the kitchen where a candle caught fire on some papers nearby. A round burn mark was visible on the counter, and the walls and cabinet near the area were black. Officers also noted that the air was laden with smoke.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake said Johnson was alerted to the blaze on a phone app connected to a home camera, and was able to return to the residence and put out the fire before the fire. arrival of firefighters.

People also read…

He said no injuries were reported from the fire and damage was estimated at $100.

The children were in the east room of the residence, which shared a room with the kitchen.

Johnson was placed under arrest on two counts of child abuse.

Comments are closed.