Mother Of Six-year-old Arrested For Endangerment
November 9, 2007
November 8, 2007 27-year-old Marion M. Conforti was arrested in
Mesa for endangering the life of her six-year-old son. Patrol
Officers from the Central Patrol Division were dispatched to a
local convenience store in the area of 1600 N. Country Club in
Mesa to check the well being of a female later identified as
Marion Conforti. According to a witness, Conforti was passed out
in the driver's seat of a vehicle in the parking lot.
Officers arrived at the parking lot and noticed that Conforti
was in fact passed out in the drivers seat with the key in the
ignition. The officers woke Conforti up and she admitted to
consuming alcoholic beverages throughout the night. Conforti
also stated that she left her six-year-old son at home while she
came to the convenience store to buy a pack of cigarettes.
Conforti estimated that she had been gone for about thirty
Officers decided to check on the welfare of Conforti's son.
They responded to Conforti's residence and made contact with her
six-year-old son inside. Officer's immediately noticed that one
of the burners on the stove was on and it was radiating a
tremendous amount of heat. A pizza box along with other
flammable materials was within inches of the stove burner. The
pizza box itself was warm to the touch. The officers recognized
the fire hazard and immediately turned the stove off. The inside
of the residence had a strong odor of feces and cat urine. Dirty
liter boxes were located within the residence and were not
clean. Liter from the boxes was spread throughout the floor.
Dirty clothes covered the floors and several bottles of
medication including Tylenol were found in a bag on the floor.
The medication labels on some of the bottles were torn off. Two
of the caps on the medication bottles were not secure.
Child Protective Services took custody of Conforti's
six-year-old son. Conforti was booked for one count of Felony
Endangerment. Her bond amount is unknown. The Mesa Police
Department would like to take this opportunity to remind parents
to keep a close eye on their children.