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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25 Responses to Grandfather and cohort arrested for child endangerment

  1. AL Grande July 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    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 officer discerns the underlying truth beneath what things appear, and makes his or her’s decision how to best handle it.

  2. JeanGenie July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    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 want to ride in the back. All the kids I know love to ride in the back of the truck.

  3. Todd July 16, 2012 at 11:49 am #

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

    • Trouble July 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      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 my …

      • Benett Kessler July 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

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

  4. AL Grande July 15, 2012 at 10:19 am #

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

  5. AL Grande July 15, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    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 days, the law has gotten so stupid .. the law, not being the officers so much as it is the idea behind the laws that get made up. It forces officers into not making their own judgement in situation like this.
    And of course, they shouldn’t have done what they did … but then maybe there is more to the story than meets reporting, not diss’ing Sierra wave in that comment, but it might be that the cops weren’t telling more.

  6. salblaster July 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    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 trans on 395. what are these people thinking.

  7. Trouble July 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

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

    • Big Rick O'Brien July 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      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…

  8. Rick July 14, 2012 at 9:45 am #

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

  9. Trouble July 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

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

    • Benett Kessler July 14, 2012 at 9:57 am #

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


  10. Jerry C. July 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    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 legal to do in CA.
    Isn’t a semi-truck trailer considered a “5th wheel?” Just wondering.

    • Rick July 14, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      I think you are a moron…………………..

      • Benett Kessler July 14, 2012 at 9:55 am #

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

        • Twisted words July 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

          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 July 14, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        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 the government! We hate everyone in the government! We hate anything the government says or does!
        The psychological term for this type I believe is Suspended Adolescence.

        • kaat July 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

          @ 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 peaceful. 🙂

          • You know the type July 15, 2012 at 5:55 am #

            @ kaat – you’re kidding, right?

    • Steven M. July 14, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      @ 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 designed to transport cargo not people. Fifth wheels do not have thousands of pounds of boxes and cargo that could easily crush a small child. I have never seen a fifth wheel that had a refridgerator unit that was capable of reaching freezing temperatures. I am assuming this is why the two men were arrested for child endangerment.

  11. Todd July 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Amazing… kiss his class a license /job goodbye.

  12. mammothlocal July 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

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

  13. Wayne Deja July 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

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


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