[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
69°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
April 25
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]


washThe woman who gave birth in the Santa Clara River wash Monday morning and allegedly abandoned the baby has been charged with a misdemeanor, Sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Nicole Stratton, 30, was cited for misdemeanor child abandonment after being discharged from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9.

 

(From a previous story)

The call came in at 5:52 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Whites Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country.

“We got a call from a transient man in the wash who said a woman had given birth in the wash there. (The informant said) the woman walked off into the wash and left the baby (in the homeless camp with others) after giving birth,” said Detective Thomas Brooks with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “The man called for paramedics and reported that she abandoned the baby.”

Deputies found the woman, who had been living in a homeless camp for a couple days, about an hour later hiding in a tree, Brooks said.

“She’s already been transported to the hospital along with the baby,” said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo on Monday.

The newborn girl and her mother were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital where both were listed in good condition.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating the incident.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

75 Comments

  1. Only a misdemeanor? That is soo horrible!!!

  2. Such a tragic situation .I can only pray that the child will live to be a success story from all of this .

  3. Is not right if is not for the man who call the baby maybe die she is going to do it again

  4. A misdemeanor????!!!! What kind of screwed up law system is that! She could have went to planned parenthood for free birth control

  5. Christina Rodriguez says:

    Seriously. A misdemeanor ? Please don’t tell me that she was given custody of this poor baby after she was discharged from HMH, Have the courts become NUMB to this sort of behavior? ” Two slaps on the wrist little lady, now go back to your wash/ desert residence and behave.” UGH!

  6. Or drop the baby off @ the fire dept, no questions asked. Safely!! But her intention was to leave the baby in the wash!

  7. The life of a wash troll

  8. I hate judging people. But when babies are involved…. mien it gets under my skin. I thought this would’ve have been a felony charge… MISDEMEANOR!!!!! Really? She got off easy, it wouldn’t surprise me if she does it again. She left that poor innocent newborn unattended like it was nothing. And then the LAW SYSTEMS turns arround and treat this situation like nothing happened. ….. this is why these situation gets repeated. …because of our LAW SYSTEM is so screwed up . …

  9. She needs to be spayed. :D

  10. So sad….that she thought leaving baby in the wash was her only option…..people need to have free tubal ligation if they aren’t capable of caring for children that they are going to continually have with no regards to the innocent children they are bringing into this world. 30 is to old not to know better what having a baby means!!

  11. So starts the saga of the Dry River Kid.

  12. I think it might be helpful to think what might have precipitated the pregnancy in the first place.you all are essentially calling her a who’re but what if she was raped? She’s homeless and afraid and who knows what options she had. Before you judge anything based on your priveleged lives, think a little more about what her situation might be.

    • The last story I read is the mother was under the care of a well known doctor that runs a woman’s health center. I was relieved…she needs help especially being in such a desperate situation. Prayers for both the baby and the mom.

  13. And the child got such needed medical attention shortly after being born

  14. That is ridiculous, she left the baby in the care of someone who was on the phone the authorities.

  15. I hope she doesn’t get the baby back. Poor kid

  16. She’s THIRTY YEARS OLD for Christ’s sake!!! No excuses for what she did! period!! Even Pre-teens know how to get to a FREE clinic for help and/or advice!! Regardless of her situation, homeless, raped, strung out – in this day and time with all that is available to less-fortunate people, a 30 year old woman has NO excuses for having a baby in a wash AND abandoning it! It’s pathetic and she deserves way more than she got. If that baby has a chance for a good life, she will never be allowed to see her “mother” again!

  17. Man they’ll give a kid to anybody these days!!! 😡

  18. Good chance she went through the pregnancy addicted to drugs I did a Google search under her name and I believe she has been arrested numerous times over the last few years, if in fact this is true the women needs help with her addiction ASAP

  19. Brad Bergman Brad Bergman says:

    A misdemeanor what a joke. Throw her ass behind bars and throw away the key.

  20. Misdomeanor? Really….

  21. Too sad, why don’t mothers take the baby to Fire Department or Sheriffs .. poor baby…

  22. Another reason that safe abortions are, and always will be, legal.

  23. She is a meth head people and her baby is now addicted to meth! Why would u feel sorry for this low life

  24. This is so ridiculous to charge her with a misdemeanor… I mean please tell me how that’s going to help her or that child…and the story I read in the paper the man who helped deliver the child is the one who called the paramedics and that baby was with him until the paramedics came. So that baby was never left…

    • Amanda Vera Amanda Vera says:

      It was left by the mom. She left and ran away to hide. If that man weren’t there she would have done the same thing!

    • Amanda Vera Amanda Vera says:

      It was left by the mom. She left and ran away to hide. If that man weren’t there she would have done the same thing!

    • Amanda Vera Amanda Vera says:

      It was left by the mom. She left and ran away to hide. If that man weren’t there she would have done the same thing!

    • We don’t know that.

    • Let’s get her tubes tied. End of problem. Babies deserve the best chance at love & life, not to be born under a bridge and left dumped. This women has no business having babies. It’s too bad many women with mental illness, homelessness, and addictions have babies. Ain’t right. God why?

    • Her tubes tied?!?!? Seriously? Is there a clinic in santa clarita that provides these services (womens health, birth control, etc) to people who are homeless and people who are addicted to drugs? I agree that babies deserve all the love and the very best, don’t get me wrong here which is why I ask how being charged is going to help her or the child? Let’s not forget that it also takes TWO people to make a baby…where is the outrage about the father not being there or the call for his vesectomy?? Or what about him being charged for child abandonment?

  25. Jim Lynn says:

    What? Is it a misdemeanor or felony to be mentally ill? Have you Santa Clarita police heard of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey [who signs your paychecks]? Jackie Lacey does not want our citizens to be criminally charged with being mentally ill. Nor does she want law enforcement to brutalize or kill citizens for being mentally ill or black. Santa Clarita police-you need to get informed.

    Focus on the baby, protecting the baby. Get this mother the help and mental health help that she needs also.

  26. So sad, she needs HELP

  27. Good. They should have tied her tubes while at the hospital! Please lady don’t have babies.

  28. Dorene Tapp Dorene Tapp says:

    I still say there needs to be more publicity about “Safe Surrender”.

  29. Lonnie Bliss Lonnie Bliss says:

    How can this be a misdemeanor she should be locked up forever!

  30. At least shes not a ‘river rat’

  31. When someone is living in the wash they obviously have deep problems! She has a disease! She won’t get help until she wants help! She left the baby with someone who called authorities. She didn’t leave the baby in the dirt. How can she do that you say? Most of us will never know because we aren’t in her position. Thank God the baby was with someone who called 911! The woman must have a mental illness! She needs help! I hope the baby is alright and I hope a family who desperately wants a child but can’t have one naturally gets to raise this little miracle!

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
City Council Appoints Phil Hart to Planning Commission
In a unanimous 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council appointed former Logix Federal Credit Union Chief Operating Officer and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation board member Philip M. Hart to fill a position on the city's five-member Planning Commission.
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
West Ranch Percussion Ensemble Returns Home as World Champions
The 24 members of the West Ranch High School percussion Ensemble will forever be known as world champions as they took home the top prize at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend.
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
May 20:  In Memory of Paul Walker Inaugural Car Hangout
West Coast auto racing enthusiasts, “Fast & Furious” fans and family and friends of the late actor Paul Walker are gearing up for the inaugural In Memory of Paul Car Hangout, set for College of the Canyons in Valencia on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
In a unanimous 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Santa Clarita City Council appointed former Logix Federal Credit Union Chief Operating Officer and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation board member Philip M. Hart to fill a position on the city's five-member Planning Commission.
City Council Appoints Phil Hart to Planning Commission
1891 - President Benjamin Harrison stops at Saugus Depot, dines at Tolfree's Saugus Eating House [story]
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's Engineering Committee will be holding a meeting, Thursday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m.
May 3: SCV Water’s Engineering Committee Meeting
Building on the success and excitement surrounding LA’s first-ever Arts Datathon in 2017, the LA County Arts Commission (LACAC) presents Arts Datathon: Collections, which aims to explore collections data as a way to increase access to the arts.
April 27: LA County Arts Datathon Collections
The 24 members of the West Ranch High School percussion Ensemble will forever be known as world champions as they took home the top prize at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend.
West Ranch Percussion Ensemble Returns Home as World Champions
Launched Jan. 1, 2018, California’s newest water agency, SCV Water, is already making progress on commitments of enhanced efficiencies and financial savings.
May 15: VIA Luncheon to Highlight SCV Water Agency
The fourth annual Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Future Jazz Master Scholarship was awarded to trumpeter and CalArtian Sara Sithi-Amnuai (Music MFA 19).
CalArts Student Awarded Jazz Master Scholarship
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Baseball (17-22) opens up a road-heavy stretch over the last five weeks of the regular season on Tuesday evening. For the second time this month, the Matadors will head to Fresno State to start a seven-game road trip. A video stream will be available on the Mountain West Network at 6:05 p.m.
Matadors to Start 7-Game Road Trip
Santa Clarita Artists Association's new show, Colors of Spring, will open on May 4, with a free reception, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run until June 24, 2018.
May 4: Opening of Santa Clarita Artists Association’s ‘Colors of Spring’
SUN VALLEY - Mission Valley Bancorp (OTCQX: MVLY) President & CEO Tamara Gurney announces year to date net income of $1,384,000 for the period ended March 31, 2018 – the strongest first quarter in the history of the company.
Mission Valley Bancorp Records Best-Ever 1st Quarter
Flair Cleaners, Southern California’s leading eco-friendly dry cleaners, will host the third annual Flair Cares Spring Food Drive, May 1 – May 31.
May 1-31: Flair Cleaners Annual Spring Food Drive
West Coast auto racing enthusiasts, “Fast & Furious” fans and family and friends of the late actor Paul Walker are gearing up for the inaugural In Memory of Paul Car Hangout, set for College of the Canyons in Valencia on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 20:  In Memory of Paul Walker Inaugural Car Hangout
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center will be holding its annual Open House, Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 12: Placerita Canyon Nature Center Open House
BAKERSFIELD - College of the Canyons had a strong first-day showing at the Western State Conference (WSC) Swim & Dive Championships, with two of the men's relay teams performing strong enough to perhaps earn a trip to next month's state championship meet.
Cougars Head to Bakersfield after Strong WSC Showing
Santa Clarita Valley International, a free public charter school serving grades TK through 12, will host its annual “Expresstival” event, a celebration of student creativity, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the school’s campus at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
April 27: Annual SCVi Charter’s ‘Expresstival’
Here is the Community Newhall (Zone 6) Crime Information & Public Safety Report for April 9 - 15:
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Petty Theft, Vehicle Burglary in Newhall
This year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival started out on a sour note for 135 concertgoers who received misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using disabled person parking placards.
DMV Issues More than 150 Disabled Parking Citations at Coachella
1962 - SCV residents vote to connect to State Water Project, creating CLWA [story]
Applications are now open for the summer 2018 LA County Arts Internship Program, which will provide 179 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience at more than 100 arts organizations across LA County this summer.
County Expands Summer Arts Internships for College Students
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the man killed in a solo crash on Sierra Highway between Santa Clarita and Agua Dulce early Sunday morning as Brandon Scott Isaman, 31, of Palmdale.
Coroner ID’s Palmdale Man Killed in Solo Crash
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a Pine Mountain man on weapons and drug charges Thursday, an out-of-town resident for alleged possession of methamphetamine and a zip gun Friday night, and two locals for alleged possession of heroin for sale on Saturday morning.
SCV Crime Beat: Arrests for Heroin, Meth, Homemade Gun
With summer just around the corner, the city of Santa Clarita will hold a summer swim lesson assessment at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, on Thursday, April 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
April 26, May 5: City to Hold Summer Swim Lesson Assessments
Aerospace, defense and industrial markets manufacturing firm Ducommun Incorporated has completed the acquisition of Certified Thermoplastics Co., LLC, based in Santa Clarita, for an undisclosed price.
SCV High-Tech Plastics Firm Bought Out by Ducommun
Santa Clarita-based MS Restaurant Management will open a new McDonald's restaurant franchise on The Old Road at Magic Mountain Parkway, and will hold job fairs Friday, April 27 and Friday, May 11 to hire as many as 100 employees.
April 27, May 11: Job Fairs at New SCV McDonald’s Restaurant
The city of Santa Clarita received applications from eight local residents for an open position available on the city’s Planning Commission, and the City Council will make its choice during its meeting at City Hall Tuesday night.
8 Applicants Vie for Seat on Planning Commission
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of April 23-29.
‘NCIS,’ 3 Commercials Now Filming in Santa Clarita
Members of the California Legislature today commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, even as the United States continues to turn a blind eye to the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians, Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) said Monday.
California Legislature Marks 103rd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
College of the Canyons freshman Takaira Beard earned an individual conference title in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.54m during the Western State Conference Prelims hosted by Santa Monica College on Friday.
COC Freshman Takes Home Individual Western State Conference Title
Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for April 26-28:
April 26-28: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
Whiff, Inc., the leader in personalized fragrance creation and perfume discovery releases details of their exclusive partnership with Olympian, Pro Soccer player, and fashion and beauty entrepreneur Lauren Sesselmann.
Whiff, Inc. Partners with Santa Clarita Blue Heat’s Lauren Sesselmann
There is a perception that academic conferences for tax educators are filled with arcane terminology and jargon that only an Internal Revenue Service agent could love. But not if California State University, Northridge’s Monica Gianni has her way.
May 4: Tax Development Conference at CSUN
In light of two days and 25 innings of mostly forgettable baseball, Master's catcher Ryan Bricker summed up the weekend the best he could.
Mustangs Fall to Westmont in Golden State Athletic Conference Finale
Get a sneak peek of Mark LeVang & Friends, the group who will be performing at Taste of the Town.
April 24: Community Pints, Taste of the Town Sneak Peek
Lancaster won its first extra-inning game of 2018 on Sunday, beating Inland Empire, 9-8, in 11 innings. Forrest Wall came through in the top of the 11th with an RBI single, and Alan Trejo sealed the victory with a diving catch to end the game.
JetHawks Win First Extra-Inning Game of 2018
Here is the Valencia (Zone 5) Crime Information and Public Safety Report for the Week of April 9-15:
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft Auto, Petty Theft, Shoplifting in Valencia
1986 - COC board votes to allow Argentine cliff swallows to nest forever on sides of buildings [story]