Case of fallen baby under investigation

PNT Staff

Portales Police Department Capt. Lonnie Berry said on Wednesday the case of a baby falling from a balcony onto a sidewalk is still under investigation.

Berry said the 10-month-old boy fell 9 1/2 feet from a balcony and onto a sidewalk. Police officer Brack Rains was dispatched to a residence in the area of 620 S. Avenue E at 12:37 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the dispatch log. The baby was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital, according to the dispatch log.

Berry said the 10-month-old boy was then transported to a hospital in Lubbock. As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Berry did not have the status of the infant. Criminal charges have not been filed and an incident report has not yet been released.
“We’re still investigating the case,” Berry said. “We won’t be able to release an incident report because we’re not sure if we’re going to charge anybody.”

Berry said an incident report hinges on a medical workers making a final determination on the baby’s condition.

A message was left at the phone number listed for the person who called in the incident, but the call was not returned.