Release Date/Time: 11/10/2016 8:08 PM
Incident: Child Abuse, Conspiracy, Delaying an Officer
Report #: 16-110608
Date: Thursday, 11/10/2016
Time: 2:11 PM
Location: 2000 North Main St
On 11/7/2016, Monterey County Child Protective Services (CPS) requested help from Salinas Police to assist on a welfare check on a 10-month-old at the Adams Motel. The officers asked to see the possible victim but were told the baby was at another location. The officers made arrangements for the child to be brought to them by the babysitter. The Grandmother, Chin Guajardo (age 64) and two other relatives, Shayla Nukie (age 21) and Jamie Santos (age 24) arrived with the child. The child was found to be healthy and was not injured in any way but the incident was documented by both CPS and Salinas Police.
Today, 11/10/16, CPS again asked for our assistance in locating the 10-month-old. CPS had received another referral about injuries the child had sustained and were not being cared for. Salinas Police detectives were able to ascertain that the child originally shown to officers was not the correct child. Another family member of the same age had been shown to the officers on 11/7.
CPS, detectives and patrol officers went to the 2000 block of N. Main St. to find the potential victim and the family members who assisted in the concealing of the victim. Grandma, Chin Guajaro, was the first contacted at in an apartment and again, tried to pass off the infant family member as victim. Nukie and Santos were contacted in another apartment concealing the victim from the police. The victim had recent injuries to his lower extremeities and upper torso. Detectives learned Michaella Davis (age 19) had been the adult in charge of the victim at the time of the injuries. Davis was lodged in Monterey County Jail for Child Neglect and Conspiracy. Nukie, Guajaro, and Santos were all lodged for two counts each of delaying our investigation, Conspiracy and Child Neglect. A total of 5 kids were placed in protective custody. The cause of the injuries and the person that caused them is still under investigation.
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane
Telephone: (831) 758-7496