Mother Of 5 Arrested In Oil City

OIL CITY (KDKA) – Police in Venango County have arrested the mother of five children in Oil City.

According to investigators, Sandra Baker left three of those kids home alone, locked in separate rooms in deplorable conditions.

The three children range in age from 16-months-old to 3-years-old.

The kids were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Baker is being held on $25,000 bond.

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  1. bob doe says:

    lock her up for good

  2. Kim says:

    THIS SO CALLED MOM SHOULD BE TREATED THE
    WAY SHE TREATED THOSE POOR BABIES !!!!!

  3. Kathy Carr says:

    Let’s guess-she is on welfare, and was at the bar!

    1. Edd Carr says:

      Nope. She was at a Tea Party. I saw her.

  4. mary says:

    and i bet cty s had been called numerous times.. they dont’ care…

  5. Lisa says:

    Hopefully she will be treated the way she treated those kids and locked up in a room…..Unfortunately she probably did way worse than just lock them in a room

  6. Elaine says:

    Hopefully someone will provide the help and supervision the children need to overcome the pain in the past so they will have a brighter tomorrow.

  7. Oil City says:

    No she was not at the bar, this happened during the day, and no she is not colored. Obviously, what she did was a horrible thing and she does need punished, however you cannot judge someone you do not know. The media never tells the whole story, and no there is no excuse for what she did, but she does love her kids, maybe she was overwhelmed-not just because she has 5 kids, but other reasons), being a single mom, with kids, and school and some people do not have any family to turn to and can’t afford outside help. It was probably a desperate move in a desperate situation, I hope and pray Sandra and all 5 of her kids can overcome this and that she can get the help she needs. God bless them all.

    1. Oil City says:

      Just to make it clear, I only know who she is from my kids school, we are not ‘friends’.

      1. Jane says:

        obviously she is not a good mother. if you need help you can ask a neighbor. i am sure there are people out there willing to help. plus 5 kids. where is the father or fathers. this is so sickening. she needs to be locked up and those kids need to have a good home. i dont care what the excuse is. there is no good excuse for what she did. i hope those kids become adopted by loving people. they deserve better. plus where was she. nothing is that important that they have to live in bad conditions and be locked in rooms.

    2. Boyers says:

      Maybe is she kept her legs closed she wouldn’t be overwhelmed by so many kids!!

      1. Renfrew says:

        Maybe if you didn’t find her so attractive, you would not be the father!

  8. JOHNNYKOV says:

    Huw about this…don’t get knocked up if you can’t afford kids/

  9. tracy says:

    It makes me angry people can justify putting children in harms way by making excuses.There is a special place for people like this.Must be nice to have so many just for money.She had more help than most of us could dream of.it’s all true plus.

  10. booooo says:

    wat does money have to do with it? im a mom of 3 and it gets hard u never no wat her sit. was doesnt mean she doesnt love them. What if she had to walk 5miles to get food for her kids does that make her a uncaring criminal? Some of yall need 2 check urself b4 u comment on ppl. Caus rain sleet or snow ill do WHATEVER I GOT TO FOR MINES…ANYTHING…hOW BOUT U?

  11. the real OC says:

    Maybe she should taken the children with her…where ever she was going. there is no excuse for what she did, regardless of her situation. maybe if she was overwhelmed, she should not have had 5 kids to begin with.

  12. Plum Mom says:

    I don’t think race or income level have anything to do with being a good or bad mother. You have both good and bad mothers in all races. There really is no excuse for leaving the kids, especially in “deployable” conditions. She knew what she was doing she separated the kids and locked them in rooms. Her way of saying I love you I guess. I will keep you safe in filth by locking you up. There is help out there you just have to keep at it until you find it. I think laziness is a way of life for her as she doesn’t cleans o obviously she wont take the time to find the help she needs for her kids.

    1. tracy c says:

      this just makes me ANGRY!!!! i want kids, to love them, to hold them, to have them to get on my nerve and this woman does this?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I get SICK every month trying to have just ONE! Dear God it is NOT fair! Especially for these FIVE children!!! I cant even fathom how many other children just need parents who L…OVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yet if i want to adopt ONE i have to come up with tens of thousands of dollars for ONE????

  13. tracy c says:

    i agree. it has nothing to do with race or financial status…there are bad parents EVERYWHERE

  14. JD says:

    for one not all white people are bad. my best friend is colored. plus if you knew who she was you would say the same thing. she had help from the government. but the real question is, did she love her kids. i have to say it is 50/ 50. she may have loved her kids but she did not care for them. anyone who would do such a thing is sick and needs help. should she have her kids. no. they need to go to people who will care and love them. they are so young. if this continued and was not stopped this is probably all they would know. a filthy house and mommy also leaving. that is no way for a child to grow up.

  15. ELAINE says:

    I HOPE THI MOM WILL GET THE HELP THAT SHE NEEDS BECOUSE SHE NEEDS IT .I WILLPRAY FOR HER.

  16. Michael says:

    I am the 3 kids father and im happy to say they are safe and in my custody and getting what ever they want from me.And i am happy to say they are very happy now it truly is a miracle.I am very angry but more upset for the kids i will pray for Sandra! I hope someday she opens her eyes and relizes what she is going to miss out on. Please parents love your kids. They are our future. and now that my 3 children are with me even after what they been through there future is so bright it burns my eyes.

    1. justsaying says:

      good that you are doing something on this and i wish ya well and give those kids all the love they need. it was a sad sight mike. and yes you know me. love them girls up. and good luck

    2. OIL CITY AREA says:

      A Father stepped up awesome , In this world we need more of you to do that . The courts for some reason think a child or children are better off with the mother . NOT TRUE , I have one grandchild for 10yrs and in a fight right now for a 17 month old ( of the same mother ) that CYS has been invol. with for 17 mos . But the child was still left in her care cause they say she needs a chance . My son is wanting his child and went to jail for trying to protect his child . WAKE UP CYS AND THE COURTS FATHERS can LOVE there children also and sometimes better then the mothers do.

      1. oil city says:

        yeah he stepped up allright, congrats on your first appearance in the realm of fatherhood!

  17. JUSTSAYING says:

    HEY IM AMERICAN I HAVE NO COLOR AND PART OF MY JOB IS TO STICK UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, AND THE WAY THE KIDS WERE TREATED WAS WRONG. AND WHATS RIGHT IS STANDING FOR THOSE POOR DEFENSLESS KIDS. SO LETS JUST FOCUSS ON WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG. AND YES I WATCHED THIS HAPPEN FROM MY HOUSE AND I KNOW WHAT WENT DOWN, AND IT IS REALLY SAD WATCHING.

  18. Michael says:

    And sorry for typos been long few days!

  19. European says:

    Wow, I live in Europe and was just checking the local media on life in Pittsburgh since I’m considering visiting there. Sounds like it’s a racial powder keg. I think I’ll stay away.

  20. Michael AKA Dad says:

    My children are already settled in and i can tell they feel right at home.But they are going to miss their mother and need her back. Please people do pray for her.and i know its very horrible but all the putting her down will NOT make ethings better. So just pray please.I am furious About what happened but more upset for the childrens sake.They dont seem too sad now but i know it will be a long tough road. and we will be waiting for mom after she has had the help she needs. I Know kids will love their mothers no matter what. I only ask for everyone to pray for her. And i would like to thank all the wonderful people who has stepped up and offered their love ,concern,and help. Both sides of the childrens family and friends god bless you all .

  21. DAD says:

    Hey oil city, what do you know about being a parent ive been a parent for 8 yrs . what do you know about it ??? For all I know YOU were person she went to see when she left my babies alone. maybe you should just keep your mouth shut unless you know something about this. Ive always been around my kids. Its their mother who thought is was fun to try keeping them from me out of spite.Like it was a game. You must not know me or you wouldnt be talking at all

  22. Brenda Smith says:

    This incident is a wake-up call for us parents. Our kid is our greatest treasure in life, and we need to protect them from any harm. I won’t let this incident happen to my own kids, and I want to protect them in every possible way I could, but I can’t monitor them 24/7. However, I’m so lucky that one of my friends suggested me safety solutions to safeguard my kid if I’m not around. It’s a mobile personal safety service that allows me to track my kids’ whereabouts, especially if they’re out, and they can ask immediate help if emergency arises. This is how I protect my kids check this out http://safekidzone.com/

  23. foxburg girl says:

    instead of judging , which is not anyones place to do so , why not put the family in your prayers.

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