Parents of 5 runaways arrested previously for child neglect
A report reveals details about parents of 5 kids that ran away earlier in the weekPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- New information is emerging about the parents of the five kids that ran away from Child Haven on Pecos Road earlier this week.
Las Vegas police asked for the public help's in locating the siblings. They were found less than 24 hours later.
According to a report released this morning, authorities visited the home of 39-year-old Jerry Nicholas and 38-year-old Teresa Bimbo in 2011 after a neighbor voiced a concern about the children being unsupervised.
Inside the home, police officers discovered that there was barely in food in the refrigerator, garbage littered the floors of the home, and urine and feces was found on the floor of the bathroom.
Police made contact with Teresa Bimbo during the visit and observed that she appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic.
Police also spoke to Jerry Nicholas. He told them that they had only lived in the home near Spring Mountain road and El Capitan Way for about a month. He claimed that the house was messy because he and his wife were on disability.
Nicholas also appeared to be under the influence of the drug to police officers.
The parents were arrested at that time and booked on multiple counts of child neglect.
They eventually pled guilty and were released after time served.
The children inside the home at the time of the incident included 18-month-old Savannah Bimbo, 7-year-old Demetri Nicholas, 7-year-old Sarah Nicholas, 8-year-old Luchiano Bimbo, 9-year-old Violet Bimbo, 14-year-old Kevin Nicholas and 17-year-old Laura Nicholas.
Five of the siblings ran away from Child Haven on Tuesday. They had been placed there by Child Protective Services.
The missing siblings were Luchiano Nicholas, Sarah Nicholas, Demetri Nicholas, Savannah Nicholas and Violet Bimbo-Nicholas.
They were eventually spotted by someone in a Taco Bell near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Road.
The police located them shortly after at a nearby Walgreens. They have been returned to Child Haven.
Former assemblywoman Barbara Buckley, a child welfare advocate, says Child Haven now needs to take a closer look at their policies so that no kids can run away again.