|Salem police arrest two in connection with all-night standoff|
Story by Gordon Grearson - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Friday December 10, 2010 - 3:05 PM|
Salem police spokesman Lt. Dave Okada, said the two were arrested after members of the Salem SWAT team were able to speak to Guarjardo after attempting to do so for several hours. The incident began about 10 p.m. Thursday when police received a call from a convenience store at Center Street Northeast and Hawthorne Avenue. The caller told police that a man had come into the residence and threatened him with a handgun. The man said he had then been able to flee and called police.
When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the man with the handgun was inside and he was with another person. Police didn't know if the second person was being held hostage.
For the next several hours, officers tried to talk to the people inside, but received no replies. Finally, after receiving a search warrant, SWAT team members were able to insert a "communications device" through a window to talk to Guarjardo.
Police charged 24-year old Eugene Oscar Guarjardo with menacing and parole violation.
A woman in the house, 33-year old Shray Thompson of Salem, was charged with hindering prosecution. Police said it did not appear she was held against her will.