INDIO, Calif. – The mother who pepper sprayed a Social Services caseworker in order to gain custody of her 16-year-old daughter has been located and arrested.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, as the teen was being released from the Indio Mental Health Care Facility into the custody of Social Services. Latasha Dove approached the caseworker, pepper sprayed her, and got into a gold colored 1993 Ford Escort wagon with her daughter to flee the scene.
On February 1, 2019, in the early morning, the Indio Police Detectives traveled to Long Beach after receiving a tip, Indio Police Major Crimes and Street Crimes Detectives with the assistance of Long Beach Police Department conducted a search of an apartment at an undisclosed address in the city of Long Beach.
At 9:50 a.m. Dove was taken into custody without incident. She was booked into the Rober Preseley Detention Center in Riverside. Her teen daughter was located in good health and was turned over to Child Protective Services.
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