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Simi Valley woman stabs boyfriend, arrested

February 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Simi Valley woman is behind bars, facing assault charges for attacking her boyfriend with a steak knife.Amanda Bertik, 48, was arrested Monday after an extensive search in the area surrounding the couple's apartment.

Drew Reynold, 52, called 911 and told Los Angeles police officers he and Bertik were arguing in the apartment they share, when she armed herself with a steak knife and lunged at him several times.

He suffered a puncture wound to the abdomen and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police launched an extensive search for Bertik that included a helicopter and two Simi Valley K-9 units.

Bertik was found hiding in a neighboring apartment and was arrested without incident. The knife was recovered.

Bertik was booked at Ventura County jail on one count of assault with a deadly weapon.