Modesto Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate
Four arrested after baby found in critical condition
Modesto, CA- On November 9, 2013, Modesto Police Officers’ were called to Doctor’s Medical Center for the report of a critically injured infant. The infant had been brought to the emergency room by relatives and then was transferred to Oakland Children’s Hospital. The child remains in critical condition.
A follow-up investigation revealed the infant had been living with relatives in the 1000 block of Boulder Avenue along with 4 adults and 6 other children. All three bedrooms had been converted into an illegal marijuana growing operation, using stolen power. The entire family was living out of the family room and a converted closet. 200 marijuana plants and several items of evidence were seized from the home.
Child protective services was called and took custody of the remaining children who range from 5 to 12 years old. The following four adults were arrested and booked into jail:
1. Elizabeth Aguilar 18 years-old
2. Daniel Villasenor 19 years-old
3. Raul Aguilar 26 years-old
4. Maria Hernandez 30 years-old
All four were booked for multiple charges including, child endangerment, causing injury to a child, marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.