On February 18, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 200 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue regarding a two-year-old female not breathing. The child had visible head and body injuries and was subsequently transported via ambulance to Twin Cities Hospital for treatment. It appeared the child was the victim of child abuse.
A subsequent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident resulted in the arrest of the child’s father 30-year-old Herbert Brown III of Paso Robles. Brown was booked into the SLO County Jail on charges of Child Abuse Likely to Result in Death.
The victim has been transferred to a bay area hospital for continued treatment.
The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services.