A 45-year-old man suspected of domestic violence was arrested without incident after holing up for nearly 20 hours in an apartment just blocks away from Pleasanton police headquarters earlier this week, according to a department spokeswoman.
Officers first responded to the Civic Square Apartments at Bernal and Case avenues on a domestic battery call around 4:40 p.m. Sunday. The suspect was said to be alone in an apartment, which was soon confirmed, according to Sgt. Julie Fragomeli.
The suspect refused to leave the apartment, leading to a standoff with police. One officer spoke to the man over the phone, but the suspect was highly agitated and likely intoxicated; police didn't communicate with him any other way, according to Fragomeli.
Officers remained on scene for several hours, after which most cleared the scene except for detectives who kept surveillance with his car still parked outside the apartment, Fragomeli said.
Detectives established contact with the man again around 1 p.m. Monday and he agreed to turn himself in, the sergeant said. Officers then arrested and booked him into the Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of domestic abuse and battery with injury.
The man's name is being withheld in accordance with Embarcadero Media's policy on identifying arrestees before prosecutors file formal charges.