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City police remove children from home

WARREN — The parents of children who reported not feeling safe in their home have been ordered not to have any contact with them without Children Services supervision.

Gary E. and Marilyn Click-Dockery each pleaded not guilty to three counts of child endangering charges during arraignment Monday before Warren Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak. They are scheduled to appear in court 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

Officers were dispatched 3:23 p.m. Sunday to 2276 Risher Road to investigate a call about a teenager claiming that he was physically and mentally abused, according to a police report. When police arrived, they found a 14-year-old outside the home. He had no visible marks, cuts or bruising, according to the report.

The child’s parents gave officers permission to enter the house, the report states. Police said they found a half inch of dirt from where the the door was opened, a hole in the floor where there was a piece of wood missing and a carpet so dirty that they could not tell its color.

Police described animal odor and waste from two dogs, rotten food, dirty dishes, liquor in reach of children and other problems, the report states.

Click-Dockery told officers she is disabled and must go to bed at 8 p.m., according to the police report. Dockery works the midnight shift, so no one watches the children after she goes to bed, the report states.

The children were taken to their grandparents’ home, according to the report.

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