Rosalind Marie Drinkard-Batiste

Highland daycare operator Rosalind Marie Drinkard-Batiste was arrested on Monday Nov. 4, for willful child endangerment of a 1-year-old and a 5-month-old.

On Monday, Nov. 4, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Crimes Against Children Detail arrested Highland daycare operator Rosalind Marie Drinkard-Batiste, 53, for willful child endangerment and false imprisonment.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, deputies from the Highland Police Station contacted the Crimes Against Children Detail regarding an investigation involving a 1-year-old male and 5-month-old female who attended an in-home licensed daycare facility on the 7000 block of Nye Drive in Highland.

It was reported the 1-year-old male and 5-month old female were victims of child abuse/endangerment.

On Monday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m., detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail responded to the childcare on the 7000 block of Nye Drive and contacted the daycare facility operator, Rosalind Drinkard-Batiste. Following an extensive investigation, Drinkard-Batiste was arrested and booked for willful cruelty to a child and false imprisonment. Her bail was set at $100,000.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Shaunna Ables (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463).

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