A Turlock man was charged with multiple offenses, including child endangerment, after instigating a brief standoff with Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies, who had come to his home to serve a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation.
The incident ended with the suspect, Jose Gutierrez, 36, in custody. His 8-year-old daughter, who was in the house at the time, was not harmed.
Around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Unit was attempting to serve a search warrant on Gutierrez’s home in the 1900 block of Cody Court in Turlock.
“Gutierrez was not at first fully cooperative with instructions, which were given to him by on-scene law enforcement personnel,” said sheriff spokesman Sgt. Luke Schwartz.
Gutierrez refused to come out of the house with his 8-year-old daughter, prompting a standoff with law enforcement.
Using the department’s drone team and hostage negotiation team, the CRU was eventually able to convince Gutierrez to come out of the home.
Once Gutierrez was taken into custody, the home was search, which turned up a significant amount of narcotics, plus cash and a gun. The deputies found a controlled substance believed to be cocaine, functional digital scales for packaging purposes, a stolen firearm, a stolen motorcycle previously reported stolen to the Modesto Police Department and several bags containing pre-packaged, processed marijuana ready for distribution.
The narcotics and weapon were also left in an area of the home which were accessible by the 8-year-old.
Gutierrez was taken to the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center, where he was to be booked for weapons, narcotics, child endangerment, possession of stolen property, auto theft, obstruction, delaying and resisting arrest related charges.
The child involved in the brief standoff was released back into the custody of another suitable relative.