UPDATE (11:47 a.m.) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man they say is connected to an arrest made in Grover Beach Sunday morning.
Sheriff’s officials say deputies responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in Orcutt at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
32-year-old Michael Paul Aldaco reportedly brandished a firearm and entered the victim’s home by force. He hit the victim multiple times and vandalized the inside of the home, according to police, who say Aldaco then restrained the victim to a chair, stopping her from leaving and threatened to cause serious bodily harm to her.
The victim was later able to leave the home and contacted law enforcement officials and emergency assistance, authorities say. Aldaco reportedly fled the scene in his vehicle.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the Grover Beach Police Department helped located Aldaco later that evening at a family member’s home in Grover Beach.
The Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant and an arrest warrant for Aldaco and served it early Sunday morning. They were assisted by the Grover Beach Police Department and San Luis Obispo County law enforcement agencies, including SWAT.
Police say Aldaco was arrested without incident at around 4 a.m.
Aldaco has been booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, spousal abuse, criminal threats, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
ORIGINAL STORY: A man wanted in Santa Barbara County for assault with a deadly weapon was arrested in Grover Beach after an overnight standoff with police.
Around 10 p.m. Saturday night, Grover Beach police received information from Santa Barbara County that the suspect may be in their city, according to a news release.
Police found the man in a home in the 1400 block of Atlantic City Avenue but he refused to surrender even after the other people in the house came out outside, according to police.
Police Chief John Peters says officers from the Regional SWAT team, San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande, California State Parks along with Grover Beach established a perimeter around the house and evacuated nearby neighbors as they worked to persuade the suspect to surrender.
At 4 a.m. Sunday, police say the suspect was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department.
No details on the suspect’s identity or charges are available at this time. Information will be updated as soon as it is received.