AMBRIDGE (KDKA) — A home in Ambridge was condemned by the borough’s code enforcement inspectors after police found it filled with trash, debris, roaches and animal waste.
The house is located in the 400-block of Duss Avenue.
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann showed KDKA-TV photos of inside the house.
“It was one of the worst places I’ve been in, and I’ve been a police officer for 29 years,” Chief Mann said.
Chief Mann told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti that the house wasn’t fit for people, animals and certainly not children.
The three youngsters who lived in the house – all under the age of 10 – slept in a single bed.
They are now in foster care.
Their mother, Denise Richards, and her boyfriend, William Wigley, were each charged with three counts of child endangerment.
A next-door neighbor, Mary Morrow, described Richards and Wigley as “hoarders.”
She said that the landlord had to get an exterminator because Morrow had roaches in her home because Wigley and Richards were horrible housekeepers.