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Three face charges of child endangerment

Three people face child endangerment charges in two separate incidents that Buffalo police were called to investigate in as many hours early Friday morning, according to police.

The first occurred at 116 Lockwood Ave. at about midnight when police responded to a domestic call of a woman screaming. Police said they arrived to find a man who was drunk and combative, and squalid conditions inside the home where two children were living.

Jeremy M. Erle, 35, was arrested after he tried to shove Officer Melissa Lebron, according to police reports.

Erle faces charges of criminal mischief for allegedly throwing and damaging several items inside the home; harassment for pushing his wife, Nicole Erle; obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest; along with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said a 5-year-old and 8-year-old child were left alone inside the house while the Erles, in a drunken state, fought on the porch. Police found the house filthy with clothes, food and glass strewn about the floor, according to reports.

Nicole Erle, 30, was also arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing governmental administration in connection with the incident, police said.

Then, just before 2 a.m., in an unrelated case, officers were dispatched to a call for child neglect at 409 Franklin St. and arrived to find an intoxicated woman with two young children outside, police said.

The children there -- aged 4 and 4 1/2 -- told police they were "hungry" and had last eaten Wednesday. One of the children was only wearing a single shoe, police said.

Arrested was Kristyn M. Guido, 30, of Cheektowaga. Guido was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A witness told police Guido had been at the Franklin Street address for nearly three hours and had a "loud domestic" incident with a male there before police arrived.

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