RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A 25-year-old man was arrested after allegedly holding his girlfriend captive in her apartment home in the 1000 block of Arrow Route, Sheriff’s officials said. On Tuesday friends of the victim notified authorities that she was not acting like her normal self while at work. They requested that deputies did a well-check at her home.
Deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga responded to the victim’s home and learned that she was being held captive in her apartment by her boyfriend, Michael Alexander Rodak. According to Sheriff’s officials, for three days, Rodak threatened to kill her and himself with a machete.
An arrest warrant was issued for Rodak, as well as a protective order for the victim authorities said. The Multiple Enforcement Team was able to locate Rodak’s suspected location. At around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday MET observed Rodak exit a home and the MET made contact with Rodak taking him into custody.
He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for domestic battery, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and criminal threats. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is scheduled for court on Thursday morning at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court for an arraignment hearing.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.
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