KNIGHTSEN, Calif. (CBS13) — Investigators arrested the grandmother who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a Contra Costa County home and drove her to Southern California.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said the El Monte Police Department arrested 58-year-old Ericka Gallego on Monday after finding 4-month-old Ramy Gallego safe in her possession.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
Ericka was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on kidnapping charges and is being held on $150,000 bail.READ MORE: VIDEO: Crews Battle Broken Natural Gas Line Fire Under Road In Sacramento
Ramy’s parents called police Sunday morning and reported that the baby was missing from her bassinet. They put the baby to bed at about 10:00 p.m., but when they woke up at 6:00 a.m., Ramy was gone.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
Ramy’s father said Ericka broke into their home overnight and drove to a friend’s house in Southern California.