Deputies save baby, arrest mom high on meth
BARSTOW • A Barstow mother is scheduled to appear in court today for child cruelty charges after the woman — believed to be high on drugs — walked in the middle of the street with her newborn and struggled with officers trying to rescue the child, Sheriff’s officials reported.
Sara Olguin, 26, was arrested Sunday by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies and booked under suspicion of child cruelty. Deputies were called to the area near the 28300 block of Waterman Road after Olguin’s mother reported the woman was walking with the 6-week-old newborn while high on methamphetamine.
Officers found Olguin down the street near Ramirez Road where she was walking in the middle of the street with the child in her arms, said David Clifford, Sheriff’s Department public information officer. The woman appeared to be under the influence and would not leave the roadway. The officer was able to take the baby away from her. During the struggle, officials said Olguin kicked at the deputy’s squad car and she was pepper-sprayed.
Olguin’s was tested to determine if she was under the influence, though the results of that test were not available Tuesday.
A search of court records find Olguin was convicted twice of drunk and disorderly conduct and disturbance by loud or unreasonable noise. She was charged, though never convicted, of possession of narcotic controlled substances.
She is being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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