Drunken parents lose children

Relatives pick up kids after battling couple arrested
Alissa Widman Neese
Mar 11, 2013


A drunken couple visiting Sandusky from Cleveland caused a ruckus in a Castaway Bay hotel room Saturday night, waking several guests while arguing in front of their two young children.

Sandusky police arrived at about 11 p.m. Saturday and found Jessica Olmstead, 27, with two girls, ages 6 and 10 months. The room smelled heavily of marijuana and alcohol, according to a police report.

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Olmstead was visibly intoxicated and kept telling officers she was a “good mother,” according to the report. She received three phone calls from her boyfriend but he refused to tell her his location.

Philip Alexander, 30, soon returned to the hotel room, also intoxicated. The two argued, waking several hotel guests, and were eventually arrested and taken to Erie County Jail.

Police arranged for family members to pick up the couple’s children. They called Erie County Job and Family Services, whose employees informed Cuyahoga Children and Family Services of the situation.

Both Olmstead and Alexander were charged with two counts of child endangering and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Alexander was also charged with criminal damaging after knocking the ear piece off a phone at Erie County Jail.


Left Sandtown

She may be a good Mother,just may a bad decision,due to the Buds and the Budweiser.Hold on, help is on its way.God Bless us all!


Good mother? And the room where her children are sleeping is full of marijuana smoke? Don't worry, I am sure Child Services has already returned the children to her.

3M TA3

great....now I have to find a new babysitter for my kids.

Left Sandtown

What the Heck,don`t fret.She will still be able to sit your kids,she will just have to be supervised,when she sits them.God Bless us all!

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(6 and 10 months)

I hope that is "6 years old and 10 months old" or she better call Guinness World Records : )