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Police Arrest Man After He Terrorized Girlfriend

Girlfriend defends herself with a knife after boyfriend allegedly fought with her.

A man who has had with Glendora Police in the past was arrested Saturday night after terrorizing his girlfriend, not once, but twice.

Joel Beltran, 30, from Azusa, was arrested just before midnight after attempting to flee on foot from officers on Grand Avenue after having returned to his girlfriend's apartment to take unknown property.

Beltran was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, dissuading a witness and violation of his parole. Beltran was held without bail.

The ordeal unfolded just before 4 p.m. at the , 440 West Gladstone Street, on a reported domestic battery incident. Beltran and his girlfriend, for reasons not immediately known, began fighting with each other, said Sergeant Matt Williams.


The girlfriend reportedly grabbed a kitchen knife in self defense, a struggle ensued, ending with both subjects becoming injured, Williams said.

The girlfriend received superficial wounds, but it was not immediately known what injuries Beltran received. The girlfriend was taken to an area hospital, Williams said.

Beltran sped off in a silver Dodge Neon before police could arrive, however, he was known in the past to frequently flee to his mother's home in a county area of Azusa and that is where officers found the unoccupied vehicle, which was taken by police.

At 11:43 p.m., Beltran reportedly returned to the Gladstone apartments. He fled the location, but officers quickly arrived and observed Beltran running northbound on Grand Avenue. He was detained at gunpoint and taken into custody, according to scanner reports.

f August 21, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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