A man has been arrested for child abuse after police discovered the man’s baby had fractured rigs and bleeding on the brain. The 5-month-old was taken to the hospital by paramedics after someone reported the child was having difficulty breathing and was possibly having a seizure.
At the hospital, doctors discovered numerous rib fractures and several injuries on the brain that led to bleeding. Police in National City went back to the home and arrested the father after interviewing both parents. He has been booked into jail on felony child abuse charges.
An 8-year-old California boy was removed from his home after adults in the residence were arrested for various drug charges. Deputies found methamphetamine and arrested the 6 adults on several charges, including probably cause of using a controlled substance and a felony bench warrant. A 51-year-old woman at the resident was arrested on probable cause of willful cruelty to a child without injury or death and several drug charges. The rest of the adults were charged for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia drug charges. A San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy stated that only two suspects were in possession of meth and that the others were under the influence of the ring. Although two juveniles were found in the home, an 8-year-old and a 17-year-old, the youngest was the only one taken into custody.