Poland Township Police are investigating a child endangerment case at a home. 

Police were called to the Kennedy Road home on July 16 for two young children reported in the street unsupervised.   

When they arrived, one of the officers led the children into the backyard. He said no one was watching them. 

Investigators knocked on the door for a few minutes before the children’s grandfather answered. The man said the children must have left the house without him knowing.  

Poland Township police are investigating a child endangerment case.

Police were called to the Kennedy Road home on July 16 for two young children reported in the street unsupervised.   

When they arrived, one of the officers led the children into the backyard. He said no one was watching them. 

Investigators knocked on the door for a few minutes before the children’s grandfather answered. The man said the children must have left the house without him knowing.  

The mother of the children, Kelly Goricki, was sleeping upstairs, according to the police report. She told police that it’s hard to care for four children — two of which have medical issues.  

According to police, there were dirty dishes in the sink, stains on the carpet and dust on the refrigerator. Police did say the refrigerator was full of food and the water was on. 

Police contacted Children Services, and workers there told Goricki that she would need to do drug tests and keep the house clean. 

Goricki was later charged with child endangering, according to court records. She turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday.  

A police report did not say whether the grandfather will be charged.