Parents Arrested For Child Cruelty

Staff Reports

San Bernardino County- There were ongoing incidents and an investigation between September 11 and September 14, after deputies were dispatched on a report of a domestic disturbance case in the 14400 block of Columbia Street in the City of Adelanto.

The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department assigned Deputy Lauren Abernathy on the incident and in her investigation found that an incident occurred between a male and female who were also parents at the residence. The male was identified as 31 year-old Hilario Hernandez who had left the residence before deputies arrived.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, “the investigation revealed Hilario Hernandez had assaulted one of the children in the home and threatened to kill all the children and the female.” Deputies searched the area and were unsuccessful in trying to locate Hernandez.

On September 12, Deputy Abernathy followed up with the assaulted child to confirm the child had received medical care. Also, learning that Hernandez had returned to the residence in which, deputies made an attempt to interview him. While at the residence, the deputies encountered an uncooperative female identified as Teaira Palomares. Hernandez returned to the residence during this time and was arrested. SBCSD states, “The children were placed in temporary care homes by Children & Family Services.

Both, Hernandez and Palomares were arrested and then booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Hernandez was placed at a $25,000 bail, and Palomares was placed at a $100,000 bail.

The Victorville District Attorney’s Officed filed 3 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to a child against both Hernandez and Palomares on September 14 as well as an additional charge against Palomares for intimidating a witness.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6801. If you wish to remain anonymous, you are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at