Santa Ana police: Girl booked for tried kidnapping after allegedly posing as social employee, attempting to take child from residence



SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 38-year-old lady has been booked on suspicion of tried kidnapping after she allegedly posed as a social employee and tried to take a child from his residence in Santa Ana, authorities introduced Saturday.

In accordance with police, the incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Friday at a home within the 2300 block of South Evergreen Avenue, the place the suspect informed the toddler’s mom that she was there to take the 1-week-old youngster into protecting custody.

The mom mentioned the girl gave her identify as Mayella Ortega however refused to supply any identification. The suspect allegedly threatened to name the sheriff’s division if the sufferer didn’t give up the infant.

“And I mentioned, ‘OK, if the sheriff has to come back that is superb,” the mom, who declined to be publicly recognized, informed ABC7. “However I do not need to provide you with my child.'”

The suspect was in custody Friday night after turning herself in, in keeping with the Santa Ana Police Division. The company on Saturday introduced that she had been booked as a part of an investigation by murder detectives and the Orange County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

The girl’s identify and reserving photograph is not going to instantly be launched, mentioned the Police Division, whose detectives are working with their counterparts within the Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County sheriff’s departments on presumably associated investigations.

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