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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.

Natalie (The Only Wood That Don't Float) January 09, 2012 at 03:55 AM
WHY ARGUE IF WHAT I WROTE WAS THE RIGHT WORD (RESTITUTION) SO I GOT THE DARN WORD WRONG. SHOOT ME. WHY IS IT DUMB__ to want to save the youth? Have you ever buried a brother in law ON Christmas Day while you were 15 years old? Have you ever held your cousin as she sobbed for the 16 year old boyfriend she lost cause he was shot multiple times in front of his aunt and grandma on the street in front of his house while you were 17 yrs old? Have you ever held the hand of your boyfriend in the hospitol as he fought for his life after flat lining from gunshots to his chest while you were 15 years old? I was that person doing the holding. This went on in a nice, sweet, loving community like this. That can be your community, too, if you, as a community dont do something NOW. Guess what too, befor you start mouthing off...I was a 3.75 GPA student, I graduated with honors from 8th grade, I got scholarships totalling more than $4,000 to attend college, I even graduated from a highschool that last year year celebrated 100 years, a high school my grandmother graduated from. I come from a prominant family, I just buried my great-uncle who was post master and a city supervisor. Violence touches us all. WE NEED TO STOP ARGUING, WE NEED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT BUILDING THEATERS, WE NEED TO STOP THE BLAME GAME. We need to see the straight truth in front of us. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Bootyfulgrly33 January 09, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Regardless if we provide services doesn't mean that kids will use them. Parents need to be responsible for their kids and notice when things are not right. Kids need guidance from parents to make the right decisions. and i wasn't aware that a movie ticket or a day pass at the rock climbing gym Costs more than a bag of dope. Choices. Guided by good choices of parents.
Bootyfulgrly33 January 09, 2012 at 04:11 AM
And why is it u say "white kids" can only afford the theatre? I must have missed the memo from my daughters gradeschool field trip that said only white kids can pay the $10 to see the nutcracker. No one is oppressed. Im white. I don't make as much as some "white" guy at the lab. But i surround myself with people that hold the same values and morals. I teach my kid those morals. I live my life by the same morals. Shit happens to people, good orbad sometimes. That's just the way it goes. Don't be a victim.
Ken Briggs January 09, 2012 at 04:20 AM
KRON 4 says the lady at the house said he is a good boy . so if he is / was a good boy / young man , why was the stolen car from Oakland at that house .let him pay a car rental fee for the use of car and pay for car repairs if any , then at what age did this bad boy knew right from wrong . this dumb boy needs to get a real job and start paying for the cost of all this .he needs to grow up now , put him away at a prison where he can learn a trade . Pelican Bay Prison has a body shop where he can learn a trade . and then he will be away from his local bad boy friends . get him away from this area and keep him away from this area til he pays for all the police time . why should we tax payers pay for this . maybe his mommy has the loot to pay for all this . four hours for all this ? he is lucky to live to tell the judge why ?
Ken Briggs January 09, 2012 at 04:38 AM
so what if you are white , black , yellow , red , or mix color , you still know right from wrong . still make this bad boy pay for all this . then this bad boy , knows right from wrong and the house where this all happen at has had trouble with the law in the past, at lease that what KRON 4 says . the police should have sent in a dog and flush him out . now we tax payers got to pay for his jail time and courts time and a lawyer for this bad boy . lets see what the paper has to say in the morning .
AnnF January 09, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Natalie Rose, Reading your comments I feel you have a calling, I really do. These things happened in your life and as aweful as they wer,e turn them into good. I think you could be a real passionate driving force for programs you have vision for. Boys/girls clubs as an example. Probably volunteer based to keep costs way down and make it affordable for EVERYONE. With some research looking into other programs in others areas that do work, will give you tremendous knowledge. Then present to our new City Council and get their support for your passion for doing things to help the youth in our community. Parents do not always do their jobs well for a variety of reasons, but it takes a city to raise the children in it. "Callings" come in all different shapes and sizes. I think you have one and it is a good! I will support you.
Julia Quinlan January 09, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Well maybe if he did what was RIGHT to begin with, maybe none of this would have happen! Us tax payers are paying for this... I pray he gets the help he needs and turns his life around. God always gives us a second chance!
Bryon Bruce January 09, 2012 at 06:28 AM
In Shasta Co. if you miss a court date or parole date, one year. 25 cops? In Shasta Co. one Sheriff would take care of this matter. Then you might be able to work on the three burglaries that happened at my house.
Bryon Bruce January 09, 2012 at 07:24 AM
In Shasta Co. everyone shows up for there court date or parole progress report. If you miss a simple court date its a year in jail,(fail to comply to a court order),is a year in prison. You run from the police or Sheriff you will wish you never have contact with the Shasta Co. judicial system the rest of your life. I know a man who was convicted of two minor drug charges and failed to comply, he is doing 7 years in Susanville. He will always comply after this. Shasta Co. never uses this kind of force. The Sheriff and police Dept. will shoot. 5 people were shot last year for failure to comply to a police order who ran, they will shoot you down. This man is lucky he is in Alameda Co..
Get_A_Clue January 09, 2012 at 09:31 AM
Hey Einstein, Kristofer reported information that this individual was planning to "shoot it out" with the police. This makes it a bit more complicated than a simple parole violation. The police are protecting YOUR life and the lives of everyone YOU LOVE. You are a complete fool if you think what the police do is "constant harassment." You are probably the first person to call the police when some dirtbag steals your stuff or someone crashes into your car. Then you want the police to "do their jobs." Get a clue!
Get_A_Clue January 09, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Oh, I just got it...Patric Henry is Walter Stanley pretending to be as relevant as the famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" moment in history. Walter, you are a mentally disturbed little man who has alientated himself from the community. Please don't prevent to represent the actual sane, tax paying citizens of Livermore who support public safety. Nobody cares about your little cause.
Ken Briggs January 09, 2012 at 01:22 PM
as for this bad boy , was the house he was at , is that a rental home or do the people own it . if they are renters , have land lord kick them out . do not need these bad folks around .
Andrew January 09, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I grew up in hayward and went to the public schools there.im tired of all the blame going everywhere but the parents. Its not the teachers they try trust me but when the parents a just as ghetto as the kids and have no respect for education the teachers get no support.I've seen teachers get things thrown ant them,threatened .........no respect. Lucky for me I got a good job and bought my house in Livermore when I was 22.I quess this crap is following me.the problem with hayward is too many apprtment building and rented houses = citizens who don't care. The only people to blame are the parents.then they play stupid oh ya he's a good boy he's just been in truble with the law for ever but he gets me my drugs.low lifes........
arie January 09, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Coming from someone who knew this "man" its a Damn shame to even say I knew him. He makes HAYWARD look bad... I don't feel sorry for him but god bless his soul. It's nobodys fault. And people are quick to point fingers and really ^^u have to go and call people u don't even know a low life? That's a Damn shame it self. But everybody has an opinion. Their is NOBODY TO BLAME BUT HIM. and who are you or anyone at that to point fingers?. Do any of you know his back round? Do any of u know what its like? How can u judge someone when u have never lived in their shoes. Don't get me wrong what he is doing is horrible. And obviously he never learns but you people and these comments make me sick! Nobody is perfect and only god can judge. So get over your selfs.
Green Livermore January 09, 2012 at 04:24 PM
what a wasteful and out-of-proportions response to some dude doing something stupid. since when was a helicopter, a robot, an armored vehicle, and SWAT teams supported by a multiple city police force needed to deal with some dude on a parole violation who stole a car... good that his mom was able to defuse the police-hype.
Patti January 09, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Better to have a "wasteful" response than a dead police officer. If what we have been told is true, and this guy was armed and willing to "shoot it out" with police, than the response was the right one. Good job LPD!
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 05:08 PM
@arie: please resubmit your comment without the profanity. Thanks
ethor January 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Just a parole violation? His violent nature and history and desire to "shoot it out " with the police attitude isn't enough to want to get him off the street?! Why don't you just let him stay in your house as a roommate Walter Stanley. Hey, since all of the U.S. Constitution is the same and the same principles of freedom state to state, why don't you just drop the "Patrick Henry" and go to a country where the "police" carry automatic weapons daily and ruled by drug lords and then you can live on the street with your own open carry.
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Police just sent over an official press release re: Sunday's standoff. I'll update article with any new information from the release. Will let you all know when the article has been updated. Thanks
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM
OK we've updated the article with the latest updates from police. Couple of things to note: -- Ontiveros was listed as armed and dangerous during the standoff -- Police provided a statement to area residents re: standoff (see bottom of article) -- Minor difference in the time element. Police in their release say it started at 1 p.m. (which is what we originally reported). But we're going to go with my on-scene reporting after talking to an officer there and witnesses who say it started around noon.
Mark Tarte January 09, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Patric, may I recommend taking some college courses on government, talking to a police officer or other govt employee or signing up for the citizen's police academy? A probation or parole search is neither routine nor without danger. He is a victim of what? A society has a right to create laws, every society on Earth has similar laws, they are called natural or mala en se laws. A society also has the right to create laws unique to its culture, or mala prohibita laws. That you don't like it does not make it a sinister plot against the population. The police did the right thing in this case and no one, suspect, neighbors or others were hurt, only inconvenienced.
Ken Briggs January 10, 2012 at 01:38 AM
lets hope he does not get bail . the police did a good job . lets hope the courts do better this time . make him get a real job and make vhim pay for some of this police work and make him pay for the county hotel stay .. he had better get a good job and stay away from his so called buddies .
Green Livermore January 10, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Livermore Patch, it seems you changed the original story. Was that done to justify the out-of-proportions police-hype? In your first article you quote an officer who says that the suspect is not believe to be armed and suddenly he was considered armed and dangerous (which also means nothing as the police assumes this by default) ... The guy missed a parole date and there was a stolen car out front, yet he got the police treatment of terrorist sleeper cell armed with machine guns. I feel that such excessive show of force and the surrounding paranoia it creates makes us a lot less "free" of a nation than we always claim and believe we are. Am I the only one who feels like this ...?
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) January 10, 2012 at 04:50 PM
We updated the story based on Monday's press release from police. Our other reports that we posted while on scene Sunday said police were unsure if the man was armed.
Mark Tarte January 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM
What is more wasteful Green? A wounded or dead police officer, citizen or even the bad guy or a protracted incident like this where no one is injured? Remember, all he had to do was to surrender when called upon to do so. The police react to what a subject does. His parole status means he did hard time in prison for a felony and his rights are restricted under the law while on parole. His residence is simply an extension of his prison cell while on parole, that is the purpose of the parole agent and their ability to search the parolee and require drug screens of him. That he failed to show for a meeting does not engender this kind of response. That he probably failed several conditions of parole is what gets a response like this.
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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