Glendora PD Help U.S. Marshals Make Arrest

Authorities surround an apartment complex on Gladstone and arrest a man accused of making criminal threats.

The U.S. Marshals and swarmed an apartment complex around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and arrested a man accused of making criminal threats against a former acquaintance.

Arrested was Joel Beltran, 30, from the Azusa area.

The U.S. Marshals requested Glendora Police's help in apprehending Beltran, who was inside of a unit at the , 440 West Gladstone St. With the aid of a police helicopter, several announcements were made, ordering Beltran to "Come out with your hands up," according to a resident who did not want to be identified. The resident saw authorities with their guns drawn, waiting for Beltran to exit.

The suspect was taken into custody inside the apartment, according to Lt. Rob Lamborghini of Glendora Police.

Beltran is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and his location was not immediately known, Lamborghini said.

Beltran had been sought by Glendora Police for a while.

Beltran allegedly made criminal threats against a former girlfriend or spouse at least once, according to scanner reports in early May.

On May 6, the woman called police and alleged Beltran attempted to break into her apartment.

On May 8, police received a 911 call from the woman, alleging Beltran was violating his restraining order by confronting her at her apartment unit on Gladstone Street. Beltran was allegedly armed with a screwdriver and threatened the woman if she called police, according to scanner reports.

Beltran allegedly attempted to take a car. To whom the car belonged is unknown.

Authorities established a containment area to find the suspect who allegedly fled Westbound through to get to his residence in a nearby county area of Azusa before officers arrived. Police searched for hours, but could not find Beltran. It was determined at that time that the restraining order had not been officially served to the suspect.

Officials from the Los Angeles office of the U.S. Marshal's Central Division have not yet returned phone calls.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.


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