Caregiver Arrested for Abusing Disabled Fiancé After He Refused to go Purchase Alcohol

Caregiver Arrested for Abusing Disabled Fiancé After He Refused to go Purchase Alcohol

YUCAIPA – A 53-year-old Yucaipa woman was arrested for abusing her disabled fiance who she was to provide care to officials said.

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Yucaipa police responded to the home in the 12500 block of 2nd Street in Yucaipa for the report of a battery. When they arrived they located a disabled 42-year-old man who had blood coming from his left cheek. Jana Deboer, 53, of Yucaipa, who is the victim’s caregiver and fiancé, allegedly attacked the victim when he refused to go to the store to purchase alcohol. It was also learned that the victim was physically and mentally abused over a period of time by the suspect, at times not being allowed to leave their home.

Deboer was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail.

This is not Deboer’s first alcohol-related contact with authorities, the Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror reported that in June 11, 2009, she was arrested for cruelty to children when her toddler was climbing out of the window of her home at 10:30 p.m. while she was highly intoxicated and still drinking in the home with her boyfriend. It was discovered that there were two other children under the age of 9 in the home at the time of the deputy response.

In the 2009 report, the News Mirror quoted her as telling responding deputies, “I know my two-year-old can climb out the window and go into the intersection, but what am I supposed to do about it? I’m drunk. I know I’m drunk and I’m supposed to be sober because I just got out of rehab.” She also told authorities that she was unable to stop the 2-year-old child from climbing out the window and going into the intersection. The children were released to their father that night. Court records for this case were not immediately available and the outcome is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Yucaipa Police Department at (909) 918-2305. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Staff Writer

This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization