(Heber woman arrested)…It was reported this week.
Police were called by staff at El Centro Regional Medical Center. The woman, identified as 22-year-old Briana Vanessa Noriega, had taken her 19-month-old child to the hospital. Hospital personnel noticed the child had bruising in the facial area and burn marks in the child’s groin area. They called police, who arrested the woman, charging her with suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Police say the child’s father is also a suspect in the ongoing investigation. He has not been identified.