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Las Vegas man arrested after barricading himself inside home

A Las Vegas man was arrested Monday after he broke into a home on Front Lane and refused to leave. 

On Aug. 17, officers responded to reports of a man who had gone into a home that was being remodeled on Front Lane – which he did not reside at or own – and refused to leave. The man, identified as 34-year-old Delon Roberts, allegedly entered the home and was found by painters working there. After a brief interaction, the painters left the house and called us. Officers initially responding to the call encountered Roberts, who threatened to harm the officers before he barricaded himself inside. 

Over the next three hours, officers with the Mountain View Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team, along with responders from the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Mobile Crisis Response Team, attempted to try and have Roberts come out of the home, but he refused. 

After that time, officers were able to enter the home. They were able to quickly find Roberts and he was arrested without incident. 

Roberts was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for trespassing and resisting arrest. 

“This was great teamwork by both our trained crisis negotiation officers and the county Mobile Crisis Response team,” said Lt. Mike Canfield. “I am pleased that this situation was resolved peacefully.”

 

 

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