2 arrested at unlicensed care facility in Moreno Valley

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MORENO VALLEY (CNS) – Two women were arrested Friday, suspected of operating an unlicensed care facility in Moreno Valley where seven seniors were found in need of medical attention.

Deputies were called to the house in the 24000 block of Millsap Drive, near Ramsdell Drive, about 9:30 a.m. to conduct a welfare check based on reports from a concerned caller, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Agency spokeswoman Deputy Robyn Flores told City News Service that when deputies and paramedics entered the property, they discovered the seven elderly residents and two apparent caretakers, both of whom were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of controlled substances. One woman was also booked for alleged elder abuse. Neither was identified.

The seniors were taken to nearby Riverside University Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” Flores said. “We are working with county Adult Protective Services to determine what was happening at the residence.”

She did not know how long the care home had been in operation.