Two Knox residents were arrested Friday after police found that two children were left in their apartment with no adult supervision.
According to the Knox City Police report, a small five year old child was found by Roosevelt Road in Knox by a neighbor. She called police where she said she found the boy crying looking for his mother. The child led police to the apartment where he lives on Ruthie Drive. Police found the home to be a mess and another small child was in the residence with no adult supervision. Police called CPS and left the premises after they arrived. Police found Daniel Pastorcik, the children’s father, driving in his vehicle that began traveling at a high rate of speed. Police conducted a traffic stop and called in the K9 unit to assist. The K9 indicated on the presence of narcotics in the passenger seat.
Daniel Pastorcik was arrested and charged with two counts of Neglect of a Dependent, Possession of Methamphetamine and Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia. Tiffany Pastorcik was arrested and charged with two counts of Neglect of a Dependent. The pair are in the Starke County jail with $25,000 bond each.