by Max Brantley
2008- 126186 – ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR 1ST DEGREE
SUSPECT – KATRINA BIVENS, B/F, 5-29-1981, 8621 BASELINE #12
VICTIM – CHILD A & CHILD B
INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 10-29-2008 AT 1217 HOURS
INCIDENT LOCATION – 8621 BASELINE #12
ARREST DATE/TIME – 11-11-2008 AT 1500 HOURS
ARREST LOCATION – 3 STATEHOUSE PLAZA (PEABODY HOTEL)
Officers responded to 8621 Baseline after the complex manager heard noises coming from apartment #12 and conducted a welfare search. Officers located CHILD A, DOB 11-30-2006, and CHILD B, DOB 1-13-2008, alone in the apartment. Each child was behind closed doors in different bedrooms of the apartment. CHILD B’s diaper was dripping with urine and CHILD A was wet, and had defecated in her diaper. Detectives were able to make contact with the children’s mother, Katrina Bivens, who advised she left the children with a babysitter, although statements from people in the complex said there was no babysitter. Bivens stated to detectives that she would leave work and go home. After 2 hours, Bivens had not returned home and DHS was contacted and took custody of the children. Warrants for Bivens’ arrest were obtained.
On 11-11-2008, Bivens was taken into custody and transported to the Northwest Detective Division where she was served 2 warrants for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st Degree and then transported to Northside.