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UPDATE: Atascadero police arrest barricaded subject

Posted at 7:42 PM, Sep 23, 2021

UPDATE (12:58 p.m.) - Atascadero police arrested a Santa Maria man early Friday morning after a seven-hour standoff.

Police say they were first called to an apartment in the 7200 block of Sombrilla Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. on Thursday.

They say Kevin Guevaranayo, 26, of Santa Maria was at the location in violation of a restraining order, had threatened his ex-girlfriend with a knife, and barricaded himself inside her apartment.

Law enforcement evacuated nearby apartments.

Police say they were able to make contact with Guevaranayo through the closed door but he refused to surrender.

Eventually, after obtaining a search and arrest warrant, police say Guevaranayo was taken into custody at approximately 1 a.m.

He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon, violation of a domestic violence restraining order, and delaying or resisting a peace officer.

As of Friday afternoon, he remained in custody with bail set at $75,000.

UPDATE (8:05 a.m.) -- Atascadero police say the suspect has been arrested. They announced the update via Facebook.

All closed roadways have been reopened.

KSBY has reached out to the department. Officers say they plan to release more details in a press release.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


(7:42 p.m.) - Atascadero Police are responding to reports of a barricaded subject Thursday night.

The report came in at around 7 p.m. on the 7200 block of Sombrilla Ave.

Police say Sombrilla Avenue is closed from Robles Avenue to the dead end.

Residents nearby are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story and will be updated when new information becomes available.