Man suspected of throwing wrench at deputy in Valinda

VALINDA — Deputies arrested a “very intoxicated” man Sunday after he threw a wrench at a deputy, authorities said.
The name of the man, a 31-year-old Industry man, was not available late Sunday as he was still being examined at the hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Hiroshi Yokoyama said. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.
The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m. at the home of the man’s girlfriend in the 15800 block of Maplegrove Street in the unincorporated county area of Valinda, he said.
Neighbors reported “a person that was very intoxicated, causing a disturbance,” the lieutenant said. He was allegedly arguing with neighbors and standing in the middle of the street, trying to hit cars.
Arriving deputies found the man refused to obey their commands, Yokoyama said, and the drunken resident hurled a wrench at a deputy, but missed.
The man than retreated into his girlfriend’s house and started smashing things in a rage, he said.
After receiving information that there were possibly children inside the home, deputies followed the man inside, Yokoyama said.
When he continued to refuse deputies’ orders and appeared to act aggressively, deputies shocked him with  Taser and arrested him without further incident.
No other people were found inside the home.

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