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1-year-old child suffers multiple broken bones; Fort Irwin woman arrested

FORT IRWIN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Bertha Alica Berrera, 51, a resident of Fort Irwin was arrested for willful cruelty to a 1-year-old child, officials said.

According to a sheriff’s news release, on July 24, 2018, the child was transported by ambulance from Weed Army Community Hospital in Fort Irwin to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) for a left broken arm and clavicle.

“After an extensive investigation, Loma Linda Forensic Pediatricians determined the victim had a broken left and right arm, broken left clavicle, scratches to the neck area and bruising to his left and right ears. All of the victim’s injuries were consistent with suspected child abuse. The victim was hospitalized at LLUMC and treated for his injuries,” stated the news release.

Berrerra is a family member of the victim and not the child’s mother. Through investigation, it was determined the child was in her care at the time of the injuries, officials said.

Following an extensive investigation and collaboration with Forensic Pediatricians from LLUMC, Berrera was arrested on July 25, 2018. She was booked at West Valley Detention Center for Willful Cruelty to a Child and bail was set for $100,000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Josette Tracy (909) 387-0368. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com.

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