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TYPE OF INCIDENT:
DATE AND TIME OCCURRED:
09/14/2017 @ 5:00 AM
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE:
800 Block of S Magnolia, City of El Cajon
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
On 09/14/17 at approximately 5:00 AM the El Cajon Police Department received a call of a child found wandering in the 800 Block of S. Magnolia. The child, a male approximately 3 years old, was able to tell the police his first name, but not where he lived. The child was taken into protective custody and released to the care of the Polinsky Center after officers were unable to locate his parents.
The parents of the child did call the police to report their 3 year old son missing after he had been taken to Polinsky. Officers conducted an investigation into the circumstances of the child wandering the street. Based on that investigation, both parents were cited for misdemeanor child abuse and the mother was booked into the Las Colinas Detention Facility on narcotics charges.
The parents have been identified as Kevin Whitespear (11-20-76) and Aurora Cruz (2-24-85), both of El Cajon. The incident was reported to Child Welfare Services and the District Attorney’s Office.
PREPARED BY: Lieutenant Jason Taub
DIVISION: Patrol Division
DATE AND TIME: 09/14/17
REVIEWED BY: Lieutenant Rob Ransweiler
Jeff Davis, Chief of Police