Man Reportedly Stands Off with Deputies After Allegedly Accosting People while Armed
Above: Weapons seized during search of Jimenez’s home | Winters PD
A Winters man was recently arrested following numerous reports of an armed individual accosting people at one of the fishing access points along Putah Creek, which ultimately resulted in a standoff with Yolo County deputies.
Deputies responded to the access point, located off Highway 128, to investigate after several callers had reported that a man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an assault rifle had been behaving erratically, including approaching vehicles and shouting that someone was trying to kill him, according to a Winters PD press release.
The man had left the scene by the time deputies arrived, but deputies soon identified a person of interest as 32-year-old Fernando Ponce Jimenez, whom they knew to be on active Post-Release Community Supervision.
Deputies also learned from an independent witness that Jimenez had been seen with an assault rifle earlier that day, and that he was currently at home, police said.
Deputies responded to Jimenez’s home on Lupine Way, established a perimeter, and made contact with Jimenez, who was reportedly refusing to come outside. After around 30 minutes, however, he surrendered without further incident.
Deputies searched Jimenez’s home and reportedly found a loaded semi-automatic pistol with a drum magazine and a loaded short-barrel assault rifle, both of which had the serial numbers removed.
Jimenez was arrested and booked at the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of violation of PRCS, being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, possession of a short-barrel rifle, possession of an assault weapon, and possession of firearms without serial numbers, among other charges.