Pregnant Calexico woman in jail

Calexico, Calif. – A pregnant Calexico woman is in jail after being arrested for alleged domestic battery, according to Calexico police.

Vanessa Rivera, who is several months pregnant, pushed and hit her husband several times yesterday inside their home on the 800 block of 1st street.

Five children were present during the incident but they were not injured.

The husband said they were having a discussion about financial problems when Ms. Rivera attacked him. The husband and Ms. Rivera are not employed.

Ms. Rivera is currently in jail. An investigation will determine if any charges will be made against her.

Calexico Police Detective Albert LLanas said, “During the investigation, the husband stated he was injured. However, the paramedics were not called. After further investigation, Ms. Rivera was arrested and transported to Imperial County jail.”

Calexico Police says they see an increase in domestic disturbance calls around winter time and over holidays. Many arguments are over money matters.

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