Sacto 9-1-1
December 10, 2012
Parolee surrenders, ending four-hour standoff

A wanted parolee has surrendered to law enforcement officers, ending a standoff that
prompted the evacuation of several homes and apartment units in the area of Connie Drive and El Camino Avenue tonight.

The name of the man, who allegedly broke into his girlfriend's duplex, has not been released pending booking into Sacramento County Jail.

Sacramento police spokeswoman Michele Gigante said a call was received at 7:12 p.m. from a woman reporting a prowler at her home in the 2400 block of Connie Drive, east of the Capital City Freeway. She said someone was trying to break in and then determined that it was her boyfriend, a wanted parolee, Gigante said.

The man initially held her in the residence against her will, but she was able to talk him into allowing her to leave unharmed. As he remained inside, SWAT and hostage negotiation teams were summoned.

Gigante said the man surrendered shortly before midnight. She said it has not been determined whether he was armed.

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