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Brownsville police department news brief 7-9-12

A 33 year old man arrested and charged for assault by strangulation, and 2 counts of injury to a child. 

Case #12-070186

Assault by Strangulation (w)

Injury to child SBI (x2) 

Location: 1200 block E. Taylor

Date: 07-02-2012 

Alberto de la Cruz (33) 

On July 02, 2012, at approximately 10am, Officers responded to the 1200 block of E. Taylor to a past assault. 

The victim advised that yesterday (7/1/12) her boyfriend, whom she identified as Alberto de la Cruz, was intoxicated and he struck her in the face and began choking her. 

The victim advised that she was able to break free but subject assault her again.  She advised that she didn’t call the police because she does not have a phone and the neighbors were asleep. 

On July 06, 2012, subject Alberto de la Cruz was arrested at his home on the 900 block of San Manuel under the power of the warrant obtained for the assault on the victim.

Detectives also inquired about allegations of injuries to the victim’s 2yr old and 11 month old children. 

Subject de la Cruz implicated himself as the person who would discipline the victim’s children since he claimed she never did. 

There is a current open investigation by Child Protective Services in the abuse of the two children. 

The two children have sustained multiple fractures throughout the bodies and in the healing process. 

Subject de la Cruz was also charged with two counts of Injury to a Child SBI (serious bodily injury). 

His bond was set at $500,000 total.

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