3 suspects arrested for cruelty to a child in Highland, California.

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Highland, CA: 3 suspects arrested for cruelty to a child in Highland, California.

At around 10:44pm PT on Sunday, August 4th 2013, Highland Deputies responded to a vehicle check in the area of Baseline Street and Palm Avenue in Highland, California.

The reporting party advised sheriff’s department dispatch they had seen a child in the trunk of a black Cadillac that was in the drive-thru of the Bakers Restaurant.

Deputies arrived on scene and saw the vehicle attempting to make a u-turn to go eastbound on Baseline. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and 32 year old April Burgo of Escondido, California was found to be the driver.

A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitted from the inside of the vehicle.

Deputies asked April Burgo to open the trunk of the vehicle and she hesitated.

When the trunk of the vehicle was opened, a 6 year old male and eight year of female were found lying inside the trunk crying.

The child’s father, 29 year old Richard Burgo of Wildomar, California, was sitting in the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

April Burgo, Richard Burgo, and a third suspect identified as 33 year old Brandon Rampani of Escondido, California were reportedly under the influence of alcoholic beverages and deputies believe they all had knowledge of the children that were found locked in the trunk.

All three suspects were booked into Central Detention Center for Cruelty to a Child.


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