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Thursday August 8th, 2019 :: 04:30 p.m. PDT


A Twenty-Nine Palms woman is arrested for causing an injury to her 8-month-old granddaughter

DATE/TIME:             Wednesday, July 24, 2019
INCIDENT:                PC 273a(a); Willful Cruelty to a Child
LOCATION:              City of Twentynine Palms             
VICTIM:                     Eight-month-old female
SUSPECT:                Felicia Howard, 49 years old, resident of Twenty-Nine Palms
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the victim was taken by family members to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) for an X-ray exam. During the medical examination at LLUMC, forensic pediatricians found a fracture to the victim’s right arm. The victim’s injury was consistent with suspected child abuse.   
Investigators determined the injury to the 8-month-old occurred in the city of Twentynine Palms, while in the care of Felicia Howard, the paternal grandmother to the victim.
Following an extensive investigation, which included Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children Division, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station and Forensic Pediatricians from LLUMC, Howard was arrested on Thursday, July 25, 2019. She was booked at Central Detention Center for Willful Cruelty to a Child.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Brian Arias (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or   
Refer:                         Detective Brian Arias
Station:                    Specialized Investigation Division -  Crimes Against Children Detail 
Case No.                   DR#091901105 C#2019-074
Phone No.                 (909) 387-3615
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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