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Suspect Barricades Himself, Neighbors Evacuated

Suspect Barricades Himself, Neighbors Evacuated
November 06
11:36 2018

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 7:09 AM, officers from the Page Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Cyprus Ave. in reference to a possible domestic disturbance. An initial investigation revealed that the  victim had been involved in a violent physical altercation at her home with her boyfriend, identified as Gerardo Gonzalez-Ballesteros.

 

The victim was able to flee the residence to a neighbor’s house to call for help. The victim was transported to the Page Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers believed Gonzalez-Ballesteros was still inside the residence and potentially in possession of a firearm. Multiple homes in the immediate area were evacuated and soft lock downs were placed on nearby schools. The Page Fire Department was placed on stand-by and officers from the Page Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, and National Park Service formed a tactical team and forced entry into the home. Gonzalez-Ballesteros was not located in the residence, but the firearm was located and seized. The lock downs and evacuations were lifted at 9:42 AM. Gonzalez-Ballesteros
was apprehended at a family member’s home in Page at 10:23 AM.

Gonzalez-Ballesteros was booked into the Coconino County Jail with charges of Domestic Violence-Assault, Domestic Violence-Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence-Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence-Criminal Damage, Domestic Violence-Preventing Use of a Telephone in an Emergency, and Criminal Nuisance.

The charges referenced herein are merely accusations and all individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Officers could be seen in tactical gear in the area of Cypress and Juniper during the police activity. Page Fire and Medical were positioned at Sage and Aero on standby.

Page emergency responders standing by at Aero and Sage Monday morning during police activity.

Neighbors from Cypress and Juniper were evacuated during the police activity.

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