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Two parents arrested for leaving children at home alone

Bruce Weeks (Source: Odessa Police Department) Bruce Weeks (Source: Odessa Police Department)
Jessica Weeks (Source: Odessa Police Department) Jessica Weeks (Source: Odessa Police Department)

Two parents were arrested and are accused of leaving their children at home alone.

Bruce Weeks, 40, and Jessica Weeks, 30, are charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

We're told officers were called out to the 3600 block of E. Everglade Ave. in reference to a check welfare.

While officers were on the way, dispatch advised that Animal Control had been to the home in reference to an animal complaint.

According to the report, the Animal Control officer saw 2 children, a 9-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy, at the home by themselves for approximately 1 hour.

Police said the mother of the children, Jessica Weeks, arrived at the home just before officers arrived.

The report stated that Jessica Weeks told officers that the children are left home for approximately 3 or 4 hours a day before an adult returns home.

Officers asked why the 9-year-old girl wasn't in school and Jessica Weeks said that she is homeschooled in the evenings.

Police said the father of the children, Bruce Weeks, showed up and later told officers that he knew that both children had been left home alone.

Both Jessica Weeks and Bruce Weeks were arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

We're told Child Protective Services was notified and both children were turned over to a family member.

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