Saturday , 22 October 2016
High Desert Detention Center (photo San Bernardino County Sheriff's)
High Desert Detention Center (photo San Bernardino County Sheriff's)

Adelanto Couple Arrested For Child Cruelty

ADELANTO, CA:( On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 1:26 pm, deputies were dispatched to a report of domestic disturbance at a residence in the 14400 block of Columbia Street in the City of Adelanto.

Deputy Lauren Abernathy of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, assigned to the City of Adelanto, responded and found a disturbance had occurred between a male and female who are parents of the children residing at the residence.

The male resident had left the location prior to deputies’ arrival however, the investigation revealed Hilario Hernandez, 31, had assaulted one of the children in the home and threatened to kill all the children and the female. Deputies attempted to locate Hernandez in the area but were unsuccessful.

On Monday, September 12, 2016 Deputy Abernathy contacted the child who had been assaulted to confirm they had received medical care. It was learned that Hernandez had returned to the residence. Deputies responded to the residence in an attempt to contact Hernandez and interview him when they encountered and uncooperative female, later identified as 35-year-old Teaira Palomares. While deputies were at the residence Hernandez returned to the home and was subsequently arrested. The children were placed in temporary care homes by Children & Family Services.

Due to the circumstances of the case both Hernandez and Palomares were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Hernandez is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail and Palomares is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

On September 14, 2016 the Victorville District Attorney’s office filed 3 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to a child against both Hernandez and Palomares. An additional charge of intimidating a witness was also filed against Palomares.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6801. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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