A woman was arrested at Vidal Junction on Christmas Day in possession of methamphetamine with two small children in the car.
On December 25th at approximately 9:37 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and officers with Needles Police Department responded to a report of a child locked in a running vehicle in the area of Vidal Junction west of Parker.
Deputies located the red Chevrolet Silverado at the Chevron gas station at 3550 US State Highway 95 and observed two children – a 3 year-old and a 6 year-old – sleeping in the rear seat of the vehicle. The reporting party and registered vehicle owner, later identified as Amanda Konkel, was found to have an active felony warrant for burglary in Colorado. Konkel was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located in an area of the vehicle that was accessible to the children. The two children were safely removed from the locked vehicle and transported by deputies to the Needles station where they were released to a family member.
Konkel was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail for cruelty to child / child endangerment, possession of an illegal controlled substance and the felony warrant. Konkel remains in custody for her charges and no bail warrant, pending court appearance and extradition.