Articles Tagged with Child and Family Services

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A woman in Orange County allegedly went to a new mother’s home and tried to take her baby under the false pretense that she was a social worker.

Late Friday morning in Santa Ana, a woman who recently gave birth was at home with her family.

Around 11:00 am, someone knocked at the door and the new mom answered.

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Four children were taken into custody by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services on Tuesday when a child abuse investigation at their home uncovered illegal firearms and ammunition stored in the open and unsecured.

Paul Anthony Cruz, a father and convicted felon, was being interviewed by South Pasadena police at his home on January 23, due to suspicions that his children were being abused. A social worker from the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services was also present.

While inside the home and speaking to the father, officers allegedly discovered a semi-automatic assault-style rifle that was fully loaded inside of the bedroom of one of the children. The social worker took custody of the four children residing with Cruz; three youngsters and one 11-year-old boy.