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Breanna Baumgaertel

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:00 am

A 24-year-old resident of Crestline has been in jail on a charge of elder abuse since she was arrested Feb. 5 for allegedly inflicting injuries on her live-in boyfriend, who reportedly is “in his 70s.”

Breanna Dee Baumgaertel, a 2012 graduate of Rim of the World High School, lives with the victim in the 24200 block of Bernard Drive in Crestline. According to a report taken by a Twin Peaks sheriff’s deputy, Baumgaertel woke the victim up early on the morning of Feb. 5 and began to yell at him about wanting to go to Santa Monica.

The victim said he tried to calm her down and to explain that he was too tired to drive. Nonetheless, Baumgaertel apparently became more hostile and began to grab items in the living room, allegedly throwing them at the victim. She grabbed a large tin container full of cookies and threw it at his face, the report stated.

The metal container struck the victim on the forehead. The deputy’s report described the development of a large purplish welt – approximately 2 inches in diameter, from top to bottom and side to side – and there was a 1/2-inch laceration in the middle, which was bleeding slightly.

When the victim called 9-1-1 around 6:15 a.m., Baumgaertel started to calm down and went outside.

When deputies asked Baumgaertel how old she thought the victim was, she reportedly said, “In his 70s.” The deputy found this to be an indication that she knew he was an elderly adult.

Baumgaertel was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, where she is being held in lieu of bail set at $50,000. She is charged with one count of violating California Penal Code §368(B)(1), causing harm to an elderly/dependent adult.

Arraignment was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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