A 20-year-old Anaheim man was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail for kidnapping and stalking a former girlfriend in Placentia despite repeated previous convictions for disobeying protective orders and being out of jail just one day for another case.
Lizandro Diaz Salgado pleaded guilty May 26 to kidnapping, stalking with a restraining order, contempt of a domestic violence order with a prior conviction, domestic battery causing injury with a prior conviction for violence, and violation of a protective order within a year of a prior conviction, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of criminal threats.
As part of the plea deal, charges of rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object and force and carjacking were dismissed.
Salgado was also ordered to participate in a batterers’ treatment program and perform eight hours of community service. He will be placed on five years of formal probation.
Placentia police were called about 11:10 a.m. April 13 by the victim’s mother, who reported her daughter was kidnapped, police reported.
As officers were investigating, the victim walked up, police said. She said Salgado had let her go, police said.
The victim, who had a restraining order against Salgado, said she was going to her car in the morning when her ex-boyfriend ran up behind her, prompting her to dash into her car and lock the doors, police said.
As she tried to drive away, Salgado blocked her way and jumped on the hood, pummeling the windshield until it shattered, police said. The victim tried to get out, but he grabbed her, pulled her back in by her hair and drove away, police said.
Salgado threatened and hit the woman before driving to a “commercial complex” elsewhere in Placentia, where he was accused of raping her, police alleged.
When the victim pleaded for him to let her go he drove her back to Orangethorpe Avenue and Del Cero Drive, let her get out and then drove away with her car, police alleged.
The woman was treated for her injuries at a hospital, police said.
The following morning, Placentia police found the victim’s car in Anaheim and staked it out, police said. Eventually, police spotted Salgado riding a bicycle around the area and arrested him near La Palma Avenue and Sunkist Street, police said.
Salgado pleaded guilty in April to two misdemeanor counts of contempt of court for disobeying a court order on July 30 and Aug. 4 and was sentenced to eight days in jail. He was given credit for time served and released from jail right before he attacked his ex-girlfriend.
Salgado pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to three misdemeanor counts of disobeying a domestic relations court order and sentenced to six months in jail. Those incidents were on Nov. 7, 2019, July 27, 2020, and Aug. 5, 2020, according to court records.
Salgado pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault with a firearm on Dec. 12, 2019, and sentenced to 180 days in jail and ordered to participate in a batterers’ treatment program.
As part of the plea deal, single misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm; falsely reporting an emergency; and destroying, erasing or concealing evidence were dismissed.
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