STOCKTON (AP) — Authorities say good Samaritans have rescued a newborn baby from inside a Stockton dumpster in scorching heat.
Authorities say the baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag shortly before noon Tuesday in the city of Stockton.
An apartment resident heard cries and notified the manager, who pulled the child from the dumpster.
The boy was taken to a hospital. Police say he’s doing well.
Police found the baby’s 15-year-old mother nearby and she was taken to a hospital. Police say she could face charges of child abuse and endangerment.
It’s unclear how long the child was in the dumpster. Temperatures in the area topped 100 degrees.
Police also note that California law permits newborns to be anonymously left at hospitals or fire stations.
Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.
How could they tell?
Well, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says the 1960s-style yellow-on-black plate had wobbly letters and numbers. Also, instead of “CALIFORNIA,” it read “CALIFAS.”
The department Monday said a Moorpark motorcycle officer spotted the plate and pulled the driver over in the city 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possessing methamphetamine, being an unlicensed driver and having an active arrest warrant.
The tractor-trailer was towed away because authorities say it was unsafe to be driven.