CALEXICO — A Panorama man accused of dropping his friend's baby on the ground and running from police here this weekend was arraigned Tuesday.
Robert Garcia Jr., 20, of Panorama and his friend Leticia Isabel Fregoso, 19, of Pacoima were arrested Saturday by Calexico police.
Garcia was arraigned in county jail court Tuesday on a felony count of willful cruelty to a child with possible injury and four misdemeanor counts of evading and resisting arrest. He has a pretrial hearing Friday.
Fregoso was arraigned on a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
The two were arrested after U.S. Customs Service inspectors reported two people in a white pickup had run through the downtown Calexico Port of Entry about 6:20 p.m. Calexico police said Garcia's pickup was later identified by port officials as the vehicle that went through the port without stopping.