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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Police Arrest Woman for Joining Her Daughter’s Fight with Another Child NR13023rf

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area have arrested a woman who participated in a fight her daughter arranged with another child.

On January 14, 2013, at about 3 p.m., two students from Dana Middle School met in an alley in the 1300 block of West Gaffey Street for a prearranged fight.  The juvenile suspect brought along her mother and aunt, and during the fight, they both took part in the conflict and assaulted a 12-year-old victim.

Yesterday, a local resident, 33-year-old Amber Lee Gutierrez, mother of the juvenile suspect, voluntarily went to LAPD’s Harbor Station for an interview with detectives and was arrested for Felony Corporal Injury to a Child.  Her bail has been set at $100,000.

Detectives are gathering evidence of the incident, including video footage of the fight from a witness.  As the investigation continues, detectives would like assistance in locating the aunt and the child who took part in the assault.  

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Harbor Area Detective Division at 310-726-7860.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.