|For Immediate Release
Case # 11CF3228
December 2, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
17-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ENLISTING TWO GANG MEMBERS TO KIDNAP ROOMMATE’S 15-DAY-OLD BABY
SANTA ANA – A 17-year-old girl, who was direct filed and will be tried as an adult, will be arraigned today for enlisting to criminal street gang members to steal her roommate’s 15-day-old newborn. Gladys Remigio, Santa Ana, is charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit a crime, first degree residential robbery, first degree residential burglary, and attempted kidnapping with sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity. If convicted on all charges, Remigio faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. The People will be requesting Remigio be held on $1 million bail at her arraignment today, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
Co-defendants Steven David Quirino, 20, and Robert Henry Rodriguez, 19, both of Santa Ana, are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit a crime, first degree residential robbery, first degree residential burglary, and street terrorism, with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity. Quirino also faces an additional felony count charge of receiving stolen property. If convicted on all charges, they face a maximum sentence of life in state prison. The People will be requesting Quirino be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. Rodriguez is scheduled for a continued arraignment Dec. 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. in Department C-57.
Quirino and Rodriguez are accused of being members of a Hispanic criminal street gang. Remigio is accused of being friends with the two gang members.
On Nov 28, 2011, Remigio is accused of asking Rodriguez to help her kidnap her roommate Norma N.’s 15-day-old newborn girl. The two defendants are accused of meeting later that day to plan the kidnap.
On Nov. 29, 2011, Remigio is accused of picking up Quirino and Rodriguez and driving them to her home, which she shared with Norma N. The three defendants are accused of entering the home armed with a replica firearm and ransacking the house. The defendants are accused of stealing a videogame console and Remigio is accused of taking the baby after the defendants ordered Norma N. into a bedroom. Quirino and Rodriguez then fled the scene. Remigio is accused of trying to leave with the baby when Norma N. came out of the bedroom and was able to take her baby back.
The Santa Ana Police Department investigated the case. Deputy District Attorney Erik Petersen of the TARGET Unit is prosecuting this case.