UPDATE: Hayward Man Surrenders to Police After 4-Hour Standoff

Police take man into custody after north Livermore standoff.

A Hayward man surrendered to police Sunday after a four-hour standoff.

Eric Ontiveros, 24, was a wanted parolee, Livermore Police Sgt. Erin Cole said.

The search began around 12 noon when officers surrounded a home at 375 Elizabeth Court, off Adelle Street, in north Livermore.

Officers found a vehicle reported stolen from Oakland parked in front of the home, Cole said.

"Further investigation led us to believe a subject with parole violations was inside the home," Cole said.

In addition, Ontiveros was listed as armed and dangerous, officials said.

Police then surrounded the home and called for the occupants to come out and surrender.

During the beginning of the search, Livermore Patch readers reported hearing an officer use his patrol car's PA system saying, "This is the police. Come out with your hands up!"

The call out was conducted in order to proceed with a probation search of two of the occupants, police said. 10 people exited the residence and were detained.

Ontiveros tried to flee the area by hopping a back fence but encountered an officer and then ran back inside the home, Cole said.

Officers asked the occupants if Ontiveros was armed, but they were uncooperative and refused to admit he was there at all, police said. All 10 occupants were later released.

At 2 p.m. a SWAT team was called to the scene and ordered neighbors to evacuate. Other residents in the area were ordered to shelter in place.

Police from Pleasanton, Newark, Union City and Hayward helped Livermore officers during the standoff.

Newark and Union City police supplied a robot and armored vehicle, while Hayward police reported to officers that Ontiveros was willing to "shoot it out" with police, according to reports heard on a police scanner.

A helicopter from the East Bay Regional Parks District also hovered around the north Livermore neighborhood to help police during the standoff.

At 3:53 p.m. Ontiveros' mother was able to speak to him on a phone during negotiations, according to reports heard on a police scanner. She helped persuade her son to surrender to authorities, police said.

Ontiveros agreed to surrender to police at 4 p.m. and was arrested 20 minutes later.

He was booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he is being held under a parole hold with no bail and additional pending charges.

No injuries were reported in the standoff, Cole said.

The Livermore Police Department issued the following statement Monday morning:

The Livermore Police Department would like to thank the community members who were evacuated or who were restricted from returning to their homes. The potential for a violent confrontation existed and the department acted to ensure the safety of the citizens in the area. We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Residents also helped provide updates on our Facebook page.

MagnusT January 12, 2012 at 09:18 AM
Only because you registered them at birth and turned control of your children over to the State, making them tax slaves. Tsk tsk.
MagnusT January 12, 2012 at 09:20 AM
Oh, gee, they sound like regular Andy Griffiths up there, just abiding by the law and all. And you're somehow proud of this?
MagnusT January 12, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Naw, this guy is right. Total over-reaction...what's new? Cops have gotten billions of dollars for "anti-terrorism" toys over the past decade and they want to play with them. What do you expect from a dumbed-down militarized society?
MagnusT January 12, 2012 at 09:24 AM
Nope, you're not the only one. You're just amongst the minority. At least here with the chattering parakeets.
David January 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I agree I think Natalie has a issue with color and is looking for excuses of what is just a case of crappy parenting..


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