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Police arrest woman who reportedly put child in trunk

Pueblo Police said officers took Chelsea Trujillo, 33, into custody after a caller reported seeing her forcefully put her 5-year-old boy in the trunk of her car.

PUEBLO, Colo — Authorities arrested a woman who reportedly was seen forcefully putting her child in the trunk of her car, Pueblo Police Department said Thursday afternoon.

Police said a caller reported seeing the woman, identified as 33-year-old Chelsea Trujillo, forcing her five-year-old boy into the trunk of her car on the 1900 block of North Norwood Avenue around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Officers located Trujillo and her child, who are currently homeless, on Thursday evening according to police

Trujillo faces charges for child abuse and a restraining order violation, police said.

Credit: Pueblo Police Department

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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Severson at 719-320-6035.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867 or visit pueblocrimestoppers.com, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Pueblo Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here.

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