PPB: Stand-off at Parkrose apartment ends with man's arrest
A man who allegedly broke into an occupied apartment in Portland's Parkrose neighborhood was arrested after a stand-off, police say.
North Precinct officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call near the corner of Northeast 109th Avenue and Wygant Street around 2:09 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, according to a news release.
When they arrived, police spoke with the apartment resident, who allegedly told them a man had "forced his way" inside and refused to leave. Officers said they found the door barricaded with a heavy bookcase and the one person inside refusing to talk.
A large police response surrounded the area, including local SWAT and a canine unit, leading to a 90-minute stand-off.
Eventually, officers breached the door and found the man in the kitchen, where he "threatened to throw cans at the officers," police say.
A crisis negotiator de-escalated the situation and the man was taken into custody at 3:36 p.m., authorities report. Police say no one was injured in the incident.
Rociel Vazquez, 21, was booked into the downtown jail on a charge of first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree criminal trespass.
Vazquez was arrested seven times in 2019, records show, including for possession of a stolen car, theft of services, interfering with police and second-degree disorderly conduct.
In 2018, he told a jailer he was living in his car in Gresham. He has failed to appear at court appearances at least six times, according to court records from 2019.
Vazquez remains in the downtown jail at this time, records show.
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