Written by AARON CASTREJON
HACIENDA HEIGHTS - A parolee and three women were taken into custody Sunday night after they threatened and attacked a couple as part of ongoing drama, a Sheriff’s lieutenant said.
The four suspects tracked down the victim and her boyfriend to Glenthorne Street. The parolee, identified as 19-year-old Leonardo Castro-Verdugo and brandished a handgun. The victim and her boyfriend were chased after escaping, according to Lt. James Long of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry Station.
Castro-Verdugo also allegedly pointed the gun at the victims and threatened to shoot them. The butt of the gun was used to break a window on the victims vehicle. One of the victims, in turn, damaged the suspect vehicle, long told SGV CityWatch.
Deputies were first called around 11:09 p.m. March 22 from the victim and her boyfriend in the area of Azusa Avenue and Colima Road.
“The male and girl flee. They call police and our front desk tells them to drive to the station. Deputies were waiting right here and the suspect drove right by,” long told SGV CityWatch.
Deputies followed the suspects and performed a traffic stop at Prichard Street and Perth Avenue in La Puente. Castro-Verdugo fled deputies on foot and ditched his gun before surrendering on Beckner Street, Long told SGV CityWatch.
Castro-Verdugo, a La Puente man, was recently released from prison, having served time for an attempted armed robbery, Long told SGV CityWatch.
Also arrest were 24-year-old Samantha Carillo, from La Puente, Bianca Mendoza, a 19-year-old La Puente woman, and Irene Anguiano, a 21-year-old El Monte woman.