Photo: Ana Romero
Originally published as a Banning Police Department Facebook post –
“On January 6, 2021 at approximately 0125 hours, Officers of the Banning Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of San Andreas Street, in the City of Banning, County of Riverside, for a report of child abuse.
Officers arrived and contacted an adult female and her 4-year-old child. Officers observed that the child had been badly beaten, with facial swelling and was covered in bruises.
The child was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment and the child’s mother, who was identified as 22-year-old Ana Romero, was placed under arrest and transported to the Banning Police Department for further investigation.
Ana Romero was later transported and booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for violation of domestic violence and torture.
The Banning Police Department is asking anyone who may have additional information in regards to this case to contact the Banning Police Department Detective Bureau at (951) 922- 3170.”