Man, girlfriend arrested for beating daughter

Police say a father and his girlfriend are under arrest for allegedly assaulting the man’s 23-year-old daughter.

The Juneau Police Department arrested Tony Delgado, 45, and his girlfriend Miriam Burke, 35, shortly after the daughter reported the incident to police Friday night.

According to a release from the police department, the daughter called the police at 5:23 p.m. Friday to report the assault, which took place at her downtown residence.

“The woman stated that her father and his girlfriend held her down and punched her multiple times and then left the area on foot,” the release states.

Police located Burke just a few minutes later near Fourth and Franklin Streets and arrested her on suspicion of domestic violence assault. Delgado ran away from an officer but was located about an hour and a half later hiding in a dumpster near the Mendenhall Tower apartments, police said.

Police said Delgado was arrested on two outstanding warrants: a $10,00 no bail warrant for second-degree robbery and a $500 warrant for failure to comply with probation on the original charge of violating a domestic violence protective order.

Both were taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Police did not disclose any motivation for the assault, although JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said an argument about “personal belongings” preceded the assault. Kalwara said it is unknown at this time whether drugs were involved.

The investigation is ongoing.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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