Santa Paula | Short standoff with Barricaded Suspect

Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Tuesday, September 16, 2020 at approximately 3:56pm officers responded to the 300 block of Acacia Road for a call of a family dispute. Officers arrived and determined that the suspect, later identified as Alexis Alcala age 23 of Santa Paula, had struck the victim who was a family member. While attempting to interview Alcala he barricaded himself inside his bedroom and threatened to shoot officers if they did not leave. Alcala also claimed to be a member of a Santa Paula criminal street gang. Due to the situation additional officers responded to the scene. Negotiations began  and after approximately 45 minutes Alcala exited his bedroom. Alcala was taken into custody without incident or injury. Further investigation revealed that he had battered one family member and threatened to kill another family member. Alcala was arrested for two felony counts of 422 PC

– Criminal Threats and one misdemeanor count of 242 PC – Battery. Alcala was transported to SPPD for processing and was booked at Ventura County Main Jail.

During the incident the suspect was extremely agitated and was refusing to speak to officers. Several neighbors attempted to speak to the suspect and talk him out of the residence. The officers on scene were able to de-escalate the situation which led to officers speaking to the suspect and calming him. This was also a testament to the Santa Paula Police Departments commitment to the Ventura County Crisis Intervention training. During this incident, several CIT trained officers were  on scene, with one CIT trained officer ultimately talking the suspect out of the residence. The  officer was able to talk the individual out of crisis and take him into custody without using any force or going “hands on”.


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