Longmont Police Make Arrest After Barricade Situation
Officers Say One Of Their Most Wanted Criminals Captured
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Longmont Police officers said they arrested one of their most wanted criminals on Saturday afternoon after a barricade situation.
Comdr. Tim Lewis, spokesman for Longmont police, said the department arrested Pedro Garcia-Gonzalez, 19, at about 4 p.m. after Garcia-Gonzalez exited an apartment on the 1100 block of Judson Street peacefully.
Garcia-Gonzalez was wanted on five arrest warrants, including first degree murder in connection with a shooting in 2007. Lewis said Garcia-Gonzalez, who was 16 at the time, fled to Mexico after the shooting. He said the police department received a tip that Garcia-Gonzalez was back in town and they tracked him to his hiding spot.
Officers said he was brought to the house by an associate. Cops, including Longmont’s SWAT team, waited until five other adults and three children had left the apartment, Lewis said.
Garcia-Gonzalez was booked into the Boulder County Jail. Police said he also had outstanding warrants for failure to register as a sex offender, attempted 1st degree assault, reckless endangerment and child abuse.