Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 7, 2001
Contact Sergeant Gary Crawford
Phone (909) 320-8053
Fax (909) 320-8030


Attempt Murder

Riverside, Ca-  On 010701, officers responded to Riverside Community Hospital in reference to a four-year-old girl with massive head trauma. The girl was immediately taken into surgery where she underwent a medial procedure to relieve swelling of the brain. The child’s condition is listed as critical.

Detectives were called due to the severity of the injuries to the girl. The investigation shows the injuries occurred at 3847 Ridge road, Riverside. After several interviews with neighbors and family members the girl’s father was taken into custody for attempt murder. The suspect is as follows:

Oscar Garcia
Riverside resident
31 years

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Bill Barnes at (909)320-8003 or Detective Bob Shelton at (909)320-8049.