Grandfather and cohort arrested for child endangerment

Two Adults Arrested For Child Endangerment

On Friday July 13, 2012 at approximately 0820 hours, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch center notified the Mono County Sheriff’s Department of a possible child abduction that just occurred in the Bishop area.  A caller told the CHP that two white males just placed a young female juvenile into the cargo area of a tractor trailer and proceeded northbound on Highway 395.

Mono County deputies located the semi-truck on Highway 395 near Benton Crossing Road and conducted a traffic stop on it.  The deputies searched the locked refrigerated cargo trailer and located an eleven year old female hiding amongst the loose cargo.

During the investigation it was determined that Mr. George Lewis Arciero age 52 a resident of Apple Valley Ca. had taken his granddaughter to work with him for the day (the granddaughter was the juvenile located in the locked refrigerated cargo trailer).

While in Bishop Mr. Arciero picked up a Mr. Jason Ray Jernigan age 33 a resident of Bishop, at which time they placed the female juvenile into the refrigerated cargo trailer and locked it prior to proceeding northbound out of the Bishop area.

Both Mr. Arciero and Mr. Jernigan were placed under arrest for child endangerment, and transported and booked into the Mono County Jail without incident.  The case will be forwarded to the Mono County District Attorney’s office.  The juvenile was released to Mono County Child Protective Services who will reunite the juvenile with her moth

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AL Grande
AL Grande
9 years ago

But what is the truth of the matter? And was the truth speculated upon or was speculation acted upon? Or did the law act in its void of grey. Unfortunately the laws is black and white, there is no room for judgement when the law is meted out, unless the… Read more »

JeanGenie
JeanGenie
9 years ago

Looks like the cargo was pretty well immobilized, and I know one of these guys and he wouldn’t deliberately or otherwise hurt anyone. I’m sure it was just a bad decision, on their part and on the cops part for arresting them. It was hot and the kid probably did… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  JeanGenie

Speculation does not represent truth.
Benett

Todd
Todd
9 years ago

That girl could of DIED back there without a seatbelt and mixed with cargo!

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Todd- I was expecting a comment like that from a old lady. The kid was probable safer back there than in any car made. Charge grandpa with a no seat belt ticket and get over it. All these laws made in the name of safety are hog wash. Child endangerment… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Once again, speculation does not equal truth. Let the process reveal more of it.
Benett Kessler

AL Grande
AL Grande
9 years ago

But yeah it was pretty stupid of them .. I don’t think it they should have been arrested for it .. just saying.

AL Grande
AL Grande
9 years ago

It’s just amazing to me .. that the cops couldn’t see through the appearance of the situation and make a decent decision to admonish the two guys for what they did, rather than to arrest them for something, they probably really were not doing .. endangering the child. But now… Read more »

salblaster
salblaster
9 years ago

looks like the truck is a two seater, probably did’nt want to get pulled over for 3 in the cab. the crazy things people do like the guy who got busted for transporting meth near bishop while driving slalom like thru cones set up in a construction area by cal… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

I’m guessing he was just letting the kid ride in the back for amusement? Sounds like overkill to me.

Big Rick O'Brien
Big Rick O'Brien
9 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

That’s what I was thinking…maybe the A.C. in the truck cab wasn’t working &. she wanted to cool off til the next stop. It IS possible…

Rick
Rick
9 years ago

Jerry C think before you write………………………………… a tractor trailer is not a 5th wheel (RV)

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

Benett- I don’t understand what the grandfather was doing here?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

I believe he was going to work. We’lll see if there’s more info.

Benett

Jerry C.
Jerry C.
9 years ago

Um….I’m not wanting to sound heartless here, but isn’t it legal in CA a carry passenger in a “5th wheel” type trailer – just so long as the driver and passenger has some type of communication (radio)? It might not be the most intelligent decision, but I’m pretty sure it’s… Read more »

Rick
Rick
9 years ago
Reply to  Jerry C.

I think you are a moron…………………..

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Please think of a response that is not name-calling.
Benett Kessler

Twisted words
Twisted words
9 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

The lower rung of our society likes to call names. Take the word “liberal.”
This has become a dirty word in their twisted vernacular.

You know the type
You know the type
9 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Childish name-calling is commonplace for one angst-ridden political group today. This is the same in-group that listens to talk-radio gurus 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, and reruns on weekends (I’m not kidding!. And it’s the same thing over and over again, day-in and day out: “We hate… Read more »

kaat
kaat
9 years ago

@ You know the type – how do you know so much about the programing of those types of radio shows? You must listen to them? Just wondering why you are so upset by those shows? It would help you greatly to turn off your radio….you would feel much more… Read more »

You know the type
You know the type
9 years ago
Reply to  kaat

@ kaat – you’re kidding, right?

Steven M.
Steven M.
9 years ago
Reply to  Jerry C.

@ Jerry. It is legal to transport passengers in a fifth wheel as long as you have a communication device because fifth wheels are recreational vehicles. They are designed to transport and house people. A semi trailer is in no way a similar to a fifth wheel. A semi is… Read more »

Todd
Todd
9 years ago

Amazing… kiss his class a license /job goodbye.

mammothlocal
mammothlocal
9 years ago

Thank goodness somebody saw this happen! That poor little girl. I swear people are crazy.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago

….Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all……