Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273(B) PC [Felony Child Abuse], 237A(a) PC [Felony Child Endangerment]
Report Number:
2014-11575    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273(B) PC [Felony Child Abuse], 237A(a) PC [Felony Child Endangerment]
Location:
14000 block Prairie Way, Fort Bragg
When: Date: 05-06-2014 Time: 5:19 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Infant Child Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Zachary Bair 28 Fort Bragg, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 05-06-2014, at about 5:00 PM, a mother and her boyfriend brought her infant child to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Emergency Room in Fort Bragg. The mother reported that the infant had been injured when it was accidentally dropped approximately 24 hours earlier. The medical staff noted that the injuries that the child suffered were not consistent with the statement provided by the mother. The hospital staff contacted law enforcement and Mendocino County Child Protective Services.

Investigation by Deputies revealed that the infant had actually been struck by the boyfriend of the mother, Zachary Bair, unbeknownst to the mother. Bair was arrested without incident for the above listed violations.

Bair was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $25,000.00. Mendocino County Child Protective Services took protective custody of the infant.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani