Los Angeles: Detectives
from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Abuse Child Unit arrested
a 27-year-old female for Child Endangerment Causing Great Bodily
On January 16, 2017, Four children, ages 2-8, were hospitalized in
critical condition after being rescued from a burning home in the
Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles, in the 800 block
of West Manchester Avenue.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)- Robbery-Homicide Division
(RHD) detectives responded to the scene and investigated this case
as a possible homicide as it was believed the children would not
On March 27, 2017, Juvenile Division- Abused Child Section (ACS)
detectives assumed the investigative responsibility of this case
On April 03, 2017 Abuse Child Unit detectives arrested the mother,
Jordan Chiquita, a-27-year-old female from Los Angeles. Ms.
Chiquita was booked for Child Endangerment Causing Great Bodily
Injury, bail set at $100,000.
Ms. Chiquita has ties to Las Vegas, Nevada and Abuse Child Unit
detectives need the public’s assistance with information about this
family’s travels to and from Las Vegas.
Juvenile Division- ACS is responsible for conducting follow-up
investigations of abused children including but not limited to
physical abuse, sexual abuse and murder. The ACS also conducts
follow-up investigations on deaths of children less than 11 years
of age, where the parent or guardian’s neglect or action places the
child in an endangered situation that results in death or great
Anyone with information can contact Abused Child Unit Detective
Moses Castillo at 213-486-0586 or Officer Kristine Caldwell at
213-486-0884. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org,
and click on”Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.