Three arrested after infant hospitalized for apparent drug overdose
ABOVE (L to R): Hillebrandt, Ovalle, and Cresta | Auburn PD
Originally published 3-30-20 via Facebook
by the Auburn Police Department:
“On 3/28/2020, at approximately 11:16 PM, the Auburn Police Department responded to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital regarding a report of a seven month old infant that had possibly overdosed after being exposed to illicit drugs. The infant’s grandmother transported the infant to the hospital after the infant was described as behaving abnormally.
On 3/29/20, Auburn Police Detectives and Patrol Officers served multiple search warrants on two vehicles and at two different residences within the city limits. One search warrant was served on the 400 block of Sacramento St., while the second warrant was served on the 100 block of Orrin Dr. Narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia were located during the execution of the search warrant at the residence on the 400 block of Sacramento St.
Subsequent to the execution of the search warrants three suspects were taken into custody. The infant’s mother, Cori Ovalle was arrested and booked into the Auburn Placer County Jail for child endangerment, possession of narcotics, and brining narcotics into a jail facility. At the time of this news release, Ovalle posted bail that had been set at $65,000 and has subsequently been released from custody. The infant’s grandmother, Christine Hillebrandt was arrested and booked into the Auburn Placer County Jail for child endangerment. Hillebrandt has since posted bail that was set at $50,000 and was subsequently released from custody. A male associate of Ovalle, James Cresta was arrested and booked into the Auburn Placer County Jail for child endangerment. At the time of this news release Cresta remains in custody with a bail amount of $50,000.
The Auburn Police Department is working collectively with Placer County Child Protection Services while continuing to work on this ongoing investigation.
At the time of this news release, the infant has shown signs of improvement and is in stable condition.”