From the Eureka Police Department:

On 12/04/14 at about 1:18 p.m. Detectives from EPD Problem Oriented Policing (POP) served a probation search at a residence on the 100 block of Boyle. Detectives located signs of drug activity and a male child possibly 6 months to a year old unattended upstairs.

Detectives received unconfirmed reports that two people fled from the residence as detectives arrived. Child Welfare Services responded and took custody of the child. This is an ongoing investigation and charges will be sought once identities are confirmed.

On 12/10/14 at about 4:19 p.m., Mingo Gaitan 41 and Eleanor Bettes 31 both of Eureka, were arrested during a traffic stop conducted by POP detectives. Gaitan and Bettes were arrested for child endangerment, possession of heroin for sale, and other drug related charges. The child remains in protective custody at this time.