Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Richard Fransik
File # MV221950177 / MV221960223
Following the press release regarding the attempted kidnapping that occurred on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Riverside University Health System Medical Center, an additional party came forward with information regarding a similar incident. Moreno Valley Station investigators learned on the same date and timeframe as the original incident, a female posing as a nurse, entered a different patient's room in the same medical unit as the first victim. The female, who the mother believed to be a nurse, picked up her newborn baby and offered to take the infant to a medical appointment. The mother declined and the female left the room without the baby. The female suspect was identified as Jesenea Miron. As a result of this investigation, an additional charge of kidnapping was submitted to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 10:30 AM, Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies assigned to the Riverside University Health System - Medical Center were notified by hospital staff of an individual impersonating a nurse on campus. During the course of the investigation, deputies learned a female entered the hospital posing as a newly hired nurse and gained access to a medical unit where newborn infants were present. The female entered a patient's hospital room and identified herself as a nurse. While inside the patient’s room, she attempted to take their newborn infant. The suspect was confronted by hospital staff, who then notified security. The female fled the location before she was able to be apprehended by hospital security or law enforcement.
Investigators from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station quickly assumed the investigation and identified the female suspect as twenty three-year-old, Jesenea Miron, from the city of Moreno Valley. Investigators served a search warrant at the 11000 block of Weber Street in the city of Moreno Valley, where Miron was located and arrested. Additional items of evidentiary value were also located inside the residence.
Jesenea Miron was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for kidnapping charges and is currently being held on a one-million-dollar bail.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Investigator Galvan or Master Investigator Merrill of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
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