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Joshua Tree man accused of striking girlfriend’s 6-year-old son

By in Press Enterprise on December 1, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A Joshua Tree man was arrested for striking his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son after a Joshua Tree Elementary School teacher noticed the boy’s bruised face, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said.

The teacher made the call Thursday after noticing the boy’s injuries, according to a news release. Investigators learned the child’s mother’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Aidan Chairez, had hit the boy in the face and had pulled his hair.

A deputy was able to track down Chairez to a home in 64848 Walpi Drive, officials said. Chairez was arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury to a child.

He was booked into the Morongo Jail and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Booking records show he is also being held on previous offenses of throwing something at a moving vehicle, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence.

Authorities ask anyone with information related to this investigation to call the Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175 or remain anonymous and call WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.

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