MODESTO – Police arrested two people on charges related to child abuse after a child was found with injuries.
Authorities say police responded to an apartment complex on the 1900 block of Oakdale Road for a medical call. Arriving officers found medics and firefighters providing care to a seven year old boy. The child was rushed to a hospital for care. Police say the boy exhibited serious injuries consistent with abuse.
Police arrested the child’s mother, 35 year old Jovonna Cruz along with her boyfriend, 41 year old Eyvar Rivera. Police also said that Cruz was additionally charged with great bodily injury.
A GoFundMe account and social media posts circulating the web show images of the child named David intubated, and exhibiting bruises on the head, arms and legs.
“The doctors say his body is too weak to fight, he went too long without oxygen and now has no brain activity,” the GoFundme account said.
Relatives set up the GoFundMe account in hopes to raise funds for whatever services David may need, and for legal fees to try to gain custody of his sister.
Anyone interested in donating to the GoFundMe account can do so by CLICKING HERE. (Warning: photos of the child are graphic.)
Bomb Squad Called to Mobile Home Park
STANISLAUS COUNTY – The Stanislaus County Sheriff Bomb Squad responded to a mobile home park Wednesday afternoon for a report of a suspicious package.
The incident happened on the 8000 block of Jantzen Road. Sheriff deputies responded and temporarily closed off access to the park and evacuated neighboring homes.
The Sheriff Bomb Squad later determined the package to be a box of magnets wrapped in leather. The box was delivered to the residence, however no one had ordered it, according to authorities at the scene.
By 3:15pm, access to the park was re-opened to residents.
Shooting Victim Expected to Survive
HUGHSON – Authorities investigated a shooting that injured a 27 year old man Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened shortly before 1:00pm at a mobile home park on Nunes Road, just outside of Keyes. Early reports indicated an argument between a man and a woman had taken place. The report also indicated that the man was trying to enter the woman’s home and she was being attacked.
Deputies found the man in the driveway of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was expected to survive.
The involved woman received minor injuries. Authorities do not believe she is the shooter in the case.
Crime scene technicians and investigators responded to examine the scene and gather evidence, however no suspect identity was available Monday afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Esquivez at (209) 567-4466 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Authorities Capture Amber Alert Suspect Wanted for Murder
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – Authorities on Saturday announced the capture of D Angelo Webb after acting on a tip.
Webb was arrested after five hours of negotiation with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. A community tip was credited in helping locate Webb on Ambrose Avenue in the city of Bay Point.
Residents in the home where Webb was found were evacuated, while authorities negotiated for his surrender.
Webb was wanted for the murder of 24 year old Brandi Hornsby and attempted murder of her mother. Authorities allege that Webb stabbed Hornsby’s mother on the 3900 block of East Fremont Street in Stockton. Hornsby was found deceased in the home.
An Amber Alert was issued the night of the attack for six week old Ggiana Webb. The child was located safe with a relative within a couple hours the same night.
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