Sunday, May 3, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

East Davis standoff ends in peaceful surrender

David Manuel Cervantes is arrested by Davis police after his surrender following a 4-hour standoff at his Adrian Drive residence Monday evening. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

By
From page A1 | May 08, 2012 |

A Davis man wanted on weapons charges held police at bay for more than five hours Monday before surrendering peacefully to negotiators.

The standoff on Adrian Drive resulted in the evacuations of several homes on that street, as well as the closure of surrounding blocks as SWAT and crisis negotiations teams set up command posts in the normally quiet East Davis neighborhood.

It all began at about 1:40 p.m., when Davis police officers attempted to serve a restraining order on David Manuel Cervantes, a 26-year-old man believed to be staying at a green stucco home in the 2700 block of Adrian Drive.

“He’s not responding to commands, not surrendering, not coming to the door,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said at a police command post set up Monday near the standoff scene.

Cervantes also was wanted on a warrant for weapons charges, but it was unclear whether officers became aware of it before or after they attempted to serve the restraining order, Doroshov said.

It was the nature of the warrant that prompted police to respond as they did, calling in assistance from the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department’s crisis negotiators and the West Sacramento Police Department, which operates a joint SWAT team with Davis police.

“We believe that he’s in there by himself, so we’re not rushing this,” Doroshov said. Instead, officers spent the next few hours negotiating with Cervantes over the phone — with help from relatives who “got the conversation going.”

Cervantes surrendered without incident shortly before 7 p.m. He was lodged at the Yolo County Jail on the weapon-related warrant.

Doroshov said his agency will consider additional charges stemming from the standoff, but as of Monday night nothing had been decided.

“This is the ending we hoped for,” he said.

Elizabeth Lacey, who lives next door to the standoff scene, said she was shopping at the grocery store when she learned something was amiss on her street.

“My mom texted me and said, please call me and let me know that you’re OK,” Lacey said, moments after being able to return to her home Monday night.

She said Cervantes doesn’t live at the green stucco home, which normally is occupied by a woman and four young children. She hasn’t noticed any criminal activity at the house, but said she heard a couple arguing there a couple of weeks ago.

“It’s pretty upsetting,” Lacey said. “I’m concerned for the safety of the kids.”

Following Cervantes’ arrest, a man was seen exiting the Adrian Drive home, but he turned around and went back inside when he saw news reporters on the street. No one answered a knock at the door.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or (530) 747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Council to hear about drought pricing

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

     
    Breaking barriers: For Prieto, it’s all about hard work

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

     
    Peaceful Baltimore demonstrators praise top prosecutor

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Graveyard thefts land three Woodlanders behind bars

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

    Downtown altercation leads to injuries

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

     
    Woman arrested for brandishing knife on overpass

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

    Yolo DA launches monthly newsletter

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Can plants talk? UCD prof will answer that question

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    A Scottish setting for local author’s next book

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    NAMI support group meets May 10

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Dr. G featured on the radio

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Indoor Fun Fly comes to Woodland

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Free beginner yoga class offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Video discusses surveillance of prostate cancer

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Internships move UCD doctoral students beyond academia

    By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Make Mom a warm vanilla sugar scrub

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

     
    The secret to Mother’s Day gifting success: Give time, not stuff

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Letter book is series of collected missives thanking Mom

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    If your mom fancies something fancy, consider a tea party

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

    Out of Africa and back to Davis: James Carey will give special presentation

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Big Day of Giving makes philanthropy easy

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    Tuleyome Tales: How are a snake and a mushroom alike?

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    Tuleyome hosts Snow Mountain camping trip

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    .

    Forum

    With sincere gratitude

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    A wonderful day of service

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

    Please help Baltimore

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    End of life doesn’t mean life must end

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Advancing education for California’s former foster youths

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

     
    Eyewitness to the ‘fall’ of Vietnam: It was not a bloodbath

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5 | Gallery

     
    Dangers from prescription pills

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    He can’t give it up

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Sports

    UCD softball splits with Titans

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Trifecta of Devil teams open playoffs Tuesday

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Defending champ DHS clinches a baseball playoff berth

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Sports briefs: DHS boys win to reach lacrosse playoffs

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Making memories at Aggie Stadium

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Pro baseball roundup: Hudson pitches Giants past Angels

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

     
    UCD roundup: Aggie women speed past Hornets

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Arcadia partners on soybean trait to improve yield

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Marrone opens new greenhouse

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    New firm helps students on path to college

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A8

    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, May 3, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8