Multiple Hour Standoff Leads to Suspect’s Apprehension

Multiple Hour Standoff Leads to Suspect’s Apprehension
Photo: Melvin Rose

“On March 31st, 2022, prior to 2:30 PM, patrol officers from the Redding Police Department were dispatched to a vandalism in the 500 block of South Street. The Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) consisting of Redding Police officers and mental health clinicians from Shasta County Health and Human Services overheard the call for service and immediately recognized the suspect as Melvin Rose, 69 years of Redding. CIRT has prior contacts with Rose from providing him with assistance. CIRT quickly responded to the location to assist.

Rose’s weapons

Upon arrival, an investigation into the vandalism was initiated listing Rose as the suspect. As officers continued the investigation, Rose exited his apartment holding a large meat cleaver walking towards neighbors threatening them. CIRT officers intervened which diverted Rose’s anger towards the neighbors and he returned to his apartment barricading himself inside.

CIRT negotiated with Rose for multiple hours but he refused to surrender. In an effort to safely apprehend Rose, additional resources were requested from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Bomb Team, Redding Fire Department, American Medical Response, Redding Police Department’s Detective Division and Redding Police Department’s SWAT Team. After multiple hours, chemical agents were used which caused Rose to exit his residence and he was quickly taken into custody.

As a result of the investigation, Rose was arrested for attempt assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, resisting officers with threats of violence, delaying a peace officer and vandalism. He was transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail after being medically examined.”

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