On June 11th, 2019, at approximately 11:43 a.m., officers responded to the 5900 block of Village Green Drive on a report of a possible baby in the dumpster at the location.
When officers arrived, they met with a citizen who told officers he thought he saw a baby wrapped up inside the dumpster.
A newborn baby boy was found alive inside the dumpster and medics transported the baby to an area hospital for treatment.
Please remember newborns can be safely surrendered to any firehouse or hospital emergency rooms in the City of Stockton within 72 hours of birth without fear of being prosecuted as long as the baby shows no signs of abuse or neglect.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation.
Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.
You may also text information from their cell phones to ‘Crimes’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’. Tipsters may also send tips at stocktonpd.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
If you have any information that may lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000.