Solano County Man Arrested on Suspicion of Elder Abuse After Barricading Himself in Relative’s Apartment
On March 29 of this year, a joint operation between the Dixon Police Department and the Solano County Sheriff’s tactical team resulted in the arrest of a suspect in relation to an investigation into suspected elder abuse.
According to a press release by the Dixon Police Department, the operation took place on the 1300 block of North Lincoln Street in Dixon, after several days of attempts to safely apprehend the suspect, John Bordenkircher (42).
Efforts to arrest Bordenkircher were reportedly prolonged by him having barricaded himself inside a relative’s apartment, police said.
Bordenkircher, a resident of Dixon, was apprehended by the Solano County Sheriff’s tactical team and subsequently booked into the Solano County jail. He reportedly faces multiple charges, including causing great bodily injury to an elder, battery with serious bodily injury, violating a court order, violating probation, and resisting arrest.
The Dixon Police Department is urging members of the public to report any suspected cases of elder abuse to law enforcement. Elder abuse is a crime that often goes unreported, and it is the responsibility of the entire community to ensure the safety and well-being of senior citizens.
The Dixon Police Department is actively seeking any additional information pertaining to this incident. Those with relevant information are encouraged to contact the Dixon Police Department Investigations Unit at (707) 678-7070.
The arrest of Bordenkircher is an important step in the fight against elder abuse. Law enforcement agencies across the country are working to prevent and prosecute these crimes. It is important that members of the public remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of elder abuse to their local law enforcement agencies.
According to the National Institute of Health, some of the most common forms of elder abuse are physical, financial, sexual, emotional, neglect, and abandonment. Warning signs of elder abuse may include the elderly individual seeming depressed, confused, or withdrawn; isolation from friends and family; bed sores; bruises, burns, scars, or other unexplained injuries; and recent changes in banking and spending patterns.