Mount Angel Police arrest gun-wielding suspect
A Salem man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly broke into the home of a Mount Angel woman, assaulted her and pulled a gun.
Law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions responded to the disturbance in the 800 block of North Spruce Street. Mount Angel Police and Silverton Police were the first to respond at around 5:17 a.m., and the officers were told that the man, a former boyfriend of the woman living in the home, had broken into the house via a window.
One of the victim's children allowed the officers to enter the home where they heard a disturbance in the bedroom, including "a slide/action of a handgun being worked (racked) to insert a round of ammunition into a chamber," according to Mount Angel Police Chief Mark Daniel.
Police evacuated the home and called for backup resources. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies and Keizer Police K-9 responded. Law enforcement established a perimeter guard of the residence as Everbridge Notification System sent out a message to the neighborhood and established a shelter via METCOM.
An MCSO hostage negotiator attempted to contact the man over the phone to no avail. Deputies then deployed a public address megaphone. After a period of time, the man and woman exited the home.
Police arrested Gerardo Jaime Borrego II, 30, without incident. He was booked and lodged in the Marion County Jail for domestic assault, menacing, kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon, burglary, and felon in possession of a weapon.
Police said the victim was bleeding from the head when she exited the home. She was treated by paramedics and taken to an area hospital for further treatment.
"The Mt. Angel Police Department would like to thank the Silverton Police Department, The Keizer Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for their professionalism and partnership in order to bring this extremely dangerous incident to a peaceful conclusion," Daniel said.
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