August 30, 2010

Chance And Leann Kracke Jailed After Baby Was Locked Inside Freezer While Parents Were High On Meth

Chandler, Arizona (The Weekly Vice) - Chance and Leann Kracke, two self proclaimed meth addicts, were arrested Thursday after Chance placed his 7-month-old baby in the freezer and then shut the door and the couple's 19-month-old daughter was found with multiple burns and bruises.

According to Chandler Police, officers were notified by the children's grandmother when the Krackes dropped their children off at her home with bumps, bruises and lacerations. When detectives looked into the case, they discovered a bizarre incident that reportedly occurred while the couple was high on meth.

Investigators say Chance Kracke explained that he was holding his 7-month-old son while making something to eat because the floor was dirty with cockroaches and feces. High on meth, he then allegedly placed the baby in the freezer and then closed the door. The child was removed from the freezer about two minutes later after Chance heard the child scream. The child reportedly sustained cuts to his forehead while struggling in the cold.

The couple's toddler daughter was also found with injuries which included multiple bruises and burns to her legs. Chance Kracke reportedly told detectives that he believed the burns were a result of a lighter that had leaked butane onto her leg.

The couple reportedly decided to drop the children off at their grandmother's home after Arizona CPS ordered them to submit to a drug test they were sure they would fail.

When paramedics examined the children, the little girl was found to have ingested a screw recently. Investigators examined the couple's home, which reeked of urine and feces. Hundreds of cockroaches were also found crawling on the home's floor.

Police say they found a rusty razor, chewing tobacco spit containers and broken glass - all within easy reach of the children. Chance Kracke told investigators that the broken glass was due to an incident in which he kicked the family's dog into a glass cabinet door.

Multiple glass pipes were found inside the home which later tested positive for meth.

Chance Kracke was booked into jail on three counts of child abuse, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, intentional child abuse and animal cruelty.

Leann Kracke was charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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