Santa Clarita gas thief arrested by Palmdale deputies

Joseph Carlos Beltran

PALMDALE – A 22-year-old college student accused of stealing gas in Santa Clarita and then stabbing in the neck the person who interrupted him was captured in Palmdale this week, authorities said.

Joseph Carlos Beltran was arrested by Palmdale Sheriff’s Station patrol deputies around 9:29 p.m., Tuesday (Nov. 13), after deputies discovered he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant, according to deputy Joshua Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Santa Clarita Sheriff’s deputies had obtained a $90,000 arrest warrant for Beltran and released his photo and physical description to the media last week.

According to the bulletin, on September 5, 2012, Beltran was spotted siphoning gas from a vehicle in the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road, near Sierra Highway.

When a man questioned Beltran about what he was doing, Beltran allegedly stabbed the man in the neck with a writing pen and then fled the scene, officials said.

The victim was not seriously injured, according to published reports.

Beltran was described as a student at College of the Canyons who lived in the Castaic area and possibly drove a 1987 white Mercedes Benz.

Beltran remains jailed without bail, and was due to appear in court today to answer charges.

  19 comments for “Santa Clarita gas thief arrested by Palmdale deputies

  1. New2AV
    November 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    When is the CHOLO fashing of thin mustache, shaved head going to go away? I don’t know how cops can ever track these fools down since they all have the same look.

  2. Sherry
    November 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Really? A student? Of what…stealing and violence?

  3. Frank Rizzo
    November 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    It is also rumored that this individual is a alternative lifestyle adult movie star from north hollywood.

    • Yo Mama
      November 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Ha! Now, THAT’S funny!

  4. Notagain!!!!
    November 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Well at least his wearing a nice shirt an not pj’s!!!
    Why is yalll crying about? His a college student who need it gas to go to school!
    It’s not like he was asking or begging fo money fo alcohol or drugs!!!

    • Yo Mama
      November 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Don’t you mean, “aksing”? I mean, shoo…..And, why I’m cryin about be………you! His prolly a nice guy, I give you dat. But, if his need it sumpum, his shoult just aks. Dey all does. I mean, shoo…………………… Jesus Christ

      • Sedrick
        November 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        HAHAHAHAHA….Love it Yo Mama

        • Yo Mama
          November 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

          Can you dig it, Sed? 12 years of basic education would’ve cleared that up….

  5. Bob
    November 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    But he was just misunderstood! He did a life of good deeds! He gave half the gas he stole to the needy! The pen must have slipped out of his hands, gained force, and entered the victim through some accident!

    I kid, sick of people saying crap like that in a serious way.

    Glad they busted this punk, and glad the victim survived. Not surprised the trash has ties to the AV and tries to hideout here. It’s an epidemic of low life punks moving to the AV.

    • Raptorman
      November 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      He should have just waited for his Obama stash money!

      • Yo Mama
        November 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

        Oh, don’t worry. They’ll figure out a reason to give it to him anyway…

  6. Chris
    November 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Big surprise, Castaic is so ghetto!

    • Sedrick
      November 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      College student?? Gimme a break. If that isn’t a homie, gangster haircut I don’t know what is. Punk can’t even grow a decent moustache.

      • Bob
        November 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        He was probably there just to pick up chicks, or taking criminal justice classes for his gang.

        • Otto
          November 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm

          At 22, he could have just gotten started on his Masters Degree. Such a shame.

          • New2AV
            November 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

            Well now he can get his Masters in [removed] cause this poor excuse of a man will meet Bubba in the showers. They gonna love his shaved smoothed head.

          • New2AV
            November 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

            And why in the world does your comment have two dislikes? Whoever disliked that he actually could be starting his masters should be banned from living.

          • Otto
            November 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

            Something tells me, New2AV, that the two dislikers are shaved head, thin mustache, “college students” like the one in this story.

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