Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend in Azusa, both arrested

AZUSA — Police arrested an Azusa woman Saturday on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend, who also ended up going to jail after receiving treatment due to a pre-existing domestic violence warrant, officials said.Valerie Ortega, 19, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the 7:30 a.m. stabbing in the 500 block of East 8th Street, Azusa police Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said.Though he was also arrested, authorities withheld the name of the alleged stabbing victim because he was considered a victim of the stabbing, the sergeant said. He was described as a 19-year-old Azusa resident. He was treated for a minor stab wound to his chest and a “more serious” injury to his left hand,” he added.Officers received a report that a woman had stabbed her boyfriend and was leaving the scene in a white Honda Accord, Sutcliffe said.“Responding officers stopped the Honda a short distance away and found Valerie Ortega riding in the back seat with blood stained clothes and shoes,” Sutcliffe said. “She also carried a folding knife in her pocket.”Meanwhile, other officers searching for the stabbing victim found him at a nearby apartment, police said.“When officers arrived, a bleeding 19-year-old male fled from the door of his apartment and led officers on a short foot pursuit before being detained,” Sutcliffe said. It was then learned he had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence.“Officers believe the reason he ran from officers was to avoid being arrested for the warrant,” Sutcliffe said.After being treated for his injuries, the man was booked into jail, where he was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.Ortega was released from jail Saturday afternoon pending her initial court appearance after posting $30,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County booking records.

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