Officers left to play Mountain Place in Colorado Springs on Wednesday after complaints of overcrowding there when they found children along with two adults behind a false id. Day care had a licensed capacity of six children, according to data from the May 2019 website of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
The department immediately suspended its day care license while investigating it, the agency said in a statement.
But the police could hear children in her home, and as she investigated, she found a fake wall leading to the basement.
"Officers immediately started working with DCS to release the children back to their parents," the police department said.
The State Department of Human Services received the complaint Wednesday and asked for police assistance in conducting a welfare check, the department said in a statement.
Three day care workers were initially arrested for "misdemeanor child neglect related to neglect", police said, but detectives dropped the charges "pending further investigation".
Religion was not arrested at the scene, police said, "as detectives filed appropriate charges."
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