uSANTA ANA (AP) — Southern California authorities say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping after allegedly posing as a social worker and trying to convince a mother to hand over her newborn baby.
Santa Ana police said Saturday the 38-year-old woman was booked but her name won’t be released because detectives are working with sheriff’s departments in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties on possibly related investigations.
The mother told KABC-TV the woman came to her door Friday and told her she was there to take her 1-week-old baby into protective custody.
The mother refused and the woman threatened to return with sheriff’s deputies. Family members recorded the woman on video as she left.
The woman turned herself into police after the video aired on TV.
DREW BREES, WIFE SUING JEWELER OVER VALUE OF DIAMONDS: SAN DIEGO (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are battling a California jeweler over the value of diamonds they claim they purchased for more than $15 million as an investment.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the diamonds were displayed when trial of the couple’s lawsuit against Vihad Moradi and CJ Charles jewelers began Thursday.
The Breeses’ attorney, Rebecca Riley, said in her opening statement that Moradi agreed to obtain the diamonds, sell them to the couple at wholesale prices and be compensated by the original seller.
She also said the diamonds were placed in painted settings to deepen their color.
The couple claims they were defrauded of more than $6 million, paying far more than wholesale and costs.
The defense denied any wholesale agreement and called the settings common.
CAL FIRE FIREFIGHTER DIES IN CAR CRASH NEAR MERCED: MERCED (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a Cal Fire firefighter died in a car crash in Merced County.
California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Zuniga tells the Merced Sun Star that Capt. Stacy Hamilton was traveling alone early Saturday in a 2004 Subaru Outback when the car left the roadway and overturned at least once on a road in a remote area between Merced and the community of Snelling.
The crash was reported to the CHP at 2:20 a.m.
The Sun Star says Hamilton, a 49-year-old Fresno County resident, was wearing a seat belt.
WOMAN FATALLY STRUCK BY 2 SAN DIEGO POLICE CARS: SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman was fatally struck by two marked San Diego police cars after jaywalking across a street.
Officer Dino Delimitros said in a statement that there was no crosswalk where the woman was hit around 11 p.m. Saturday in the Hillcrest neighborhood.
Paramedics transported her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman’s name has not been released.
Sgt. Michael Tansey told KNSD-TV the officers were responding to a 911 call about a burglary at the time of the accident.