While the paramedics took Albie to the hospital, Officer Harper gave Alfred a ride and tried to draw him out. Alfred mentioned that he and Albie had liked it when his father used to take them to their grandfather’s bicycle shop in the town where the grandfather lived. Officer Harper mentally noted that the place Alfred mentioned was on an Indian rancheria.
County social worker Sarah Sidnoy came to the hospital. Although she was new to the boys’ case, there was a file on the family. They had come to the attention of the Department of Social Services twice before because of their mother’s neglect. The children had not been detained after either of those incidents, and no petition had been filed.
Sidnoy knew from the family’s file that Alfred and Albie had different fathers.