A Yuba City man whom police say was possibly under the influence of drugs has been arrested after a lengthy stand-off.
Just after 9:30 on the night of January 5, officers responded to the Tamarack Drive home of 42-year-old Surjit Cheema, who is on state parole, following reports of a subject possibly under the influence of drugs and in possession of firearms.
Police say Cheema was outside when officers first arrived, but soon retreated inside and began firing shots from a handgun around his house, ignoring numerous attempts at negotiation. None of the shots were fired at officers, police said.
Eventually, Yuba-Sutter Regional SWAT and Negotiations personnel responded to the scene to attempt further negotiations, which also went ignored as Cheema reportedly continued firing rounds into walls, ceilings, the floor, and one that ended up exiting the house and striking the one next door.
Police say that after several hours, Cheema came outside still holding the gun. As negotiation attempts continued, officers employed the use of less-lethal devices to subdue Cheema and finally take him into custody. The stand-off concluded around 2 AM on January 6.
Following medical clearance, Cheema was booked at the Sutter County Jail on numerous firearm charges and parole violation.