Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 17, 2000
Contact Sgt. Gary Crawford
Phone (909) 320-8053
Fax (909) 320-8030


Child Abuse

Riverside, Ca-  On December 16, 2000, detectives from the Child Abuse unit went to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in response to a report of an injured child.  The investigation showed that a one-year old baby had received numerous fractures to his body from mistreatment inside his home located in the 11000 block of Herman St. in Riverside.  The baby went through more than two hours of surgery and is expected to survive after an extensive hospital stay.  The boy's mother, a Riverside resident, has been booked for violation of felony child abuse.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is requested to call Detective Melissa Bartholomew at (909) 320-8047 or Detective Gary Villarreal at (909) 320-8014.