Central Valley High School was put into lockdown mode at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday as a precaution as Ceres Police Department dealt with a felon who refused to come out of a mobile home unit at Colony Park Estates Mobile Home Park north of the campus.
His arrest came by 1:30 p.m.
Ceres Police received a call at around 10:30 a.m. from relatives of the suspect’s girlfriend saying she called asking for help because her boyfriend had assaulted her. She had a restraining order to keep the man away, said Ceres Police Department Lt. Chris Perry. When officers went to the trailer unit close to Service Road neither came out, he said. At some point the two indicated that everything was fine but told police to leave. Police learned that the felon has arrest warrants issued for him.
Perry said a SWAT vehicle moved in in preparation for a standoff. The unit ripped the awning off the unit and broke the windows to prepare to insert cameras into the unit. By lunchtime police were trying to run a phone line into the house to communicate with the man and his girlfriend.
Eventually the suspect was taken into custody. His name was not immediately available.