Chula Vista Police, deputies remove 12 people from home

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – Chula Vista Police officers and San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies surrounded a South Bay home Friday in a SWAT standoff.

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle near Orange Avenue and Interstate 805 in Chula Vista for a vehicle violation at about 12 p.m., according to SDSO. Deputies were working a multi-agency narcotics operation when the stop occurred.

A passenger, identified as Fernando Salas, fled the vehicle shortly after the stop was initiated. Salas resisted deputies’ attempted to detain him, SDSO said, resulting in minor injuries to one deputy.

Salas fled into a home in the 1400 block of Camellia Court, prompting a standoff.

The occupants of the home forced Salas to surrender and he was taken into custody by deputies on charges of resisting a deputy, according to SDSO. The driver of the stopped vehicle, identified as Daniel Garcia, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of metal knuckles.

A person inside the home, identified as Angel Garcia, was also arrested for felony child endangerment for “his actions during the incident,” according to SDSO.

Several individuals ran from the home. Officers and deputies handcuffed as many as 12 people and placed them in U.S. Border Patrol or Sheriff’s department vehicles. A child and dog were also removed from the home.

Only Salas, Daniel Garcia, and Angel Garcia were arrested though, SDSO said.

Sheriff’s deputies and Chula Vista Police officers cleared the scene around 3 p.m. but didn’t brief media on the situation before leaving.

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