An Ambridge couple is facing charges after police said their home was found in deplorable living conditions.
According to police, the home has been condemned and the woman and her boyfriend are each being charged with three counts of child endangerment.
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said school officials sent the children home last Tuesday after noticing several bed bug bites. When the kids failed to return, the school contacted Ambridge police and asked officers to check on them.
“They just found unbelievably horrific, horrible living conditions,” Mann said, recalling everything from cockroaches in the kitchen, cat feces on the floor, and raw sewage in the basement.
Police notified Beaver County Children and Youth Services, who arranged to have the children taken by ambulance for medical examinations at the hospital, Mann said.
The Ambridge code enforcement officer has condemned the home in the 400 block of Duss Avenue. The children were released Tuesday night from the hospital and placed in foster care.
"We want to commend the actions of the school administrators for looking out for the best interest of the kids," Mann said.