Springfield police began their investigation when they were contacted by an anonymous person who complained about the living conditions of the home. They made contact with the two people at the home on the 1800 block of West Washington Street, an affidavit filed with the charges says.
“Inside of the front room was clutter and trash and fresh and old dog feces,” the affidavit says. “I went into the kitchen and there was trash all over the floor, feces and flies everywhere. I opened one of the refrigerators and it was covered in mold. The other refrigerator was working and there did appear to be food inside.”