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Gilroy Police Department
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 :: 05:10 p.m. PDT


Suspect arrested after standoff

On June 21, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Gilroy police officers responded to the 7700 block of Fennel Place on the report of a violation of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) related to Domestic Violence.   The suspect in violation was identified as Carlos Gallegos (43).  It was reported Gallegos was at the protected person’s residence.  Gallegos also had an active warrant for a prior TRO violation.
When officers arrived at the residence, Gallegos ran from officers and fled the scene in his vehicle.  Officers pursued Gallegos, and Gallegos lost control into a field at Monterey Road and Masten Avenue, which disabled the vehicle.  Officers initiated a high-risk stop and Gallegos refused to come out of his vehicle.  Gallegos barricaded himself in the vehicle and claimed to have explosives, a gun, and a machete.
Officers immediately began to utilize de-escalation tactics.  Officers, along with the Santa Clara County Mobile Crisis Response Team, negotiated face-to-face with Gallegos.  The Gilroy/Morgan Hill SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT), along with deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.  Members from HNT eventually assumed negotiations with Gallegos.  Negotiations lasted an additional 3 hours but Gallegos refused to surrender. 
SWAT ultimately employed less lethal tactics to end the standoff and take Gallegos safely into custody.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office K9’s trained in explosives checked the vehicle.  No bombs or explosives were found.  Gallegos did have possession of a machete, but no firearms were located.
Gallegos was later booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for charges to include 2800.2 CVC, felony reckless evading, and 148(a)(1) PC, resisting arrest/obstructing an officer.  The District Attorney will review the incident and determine if additional charges are appropriate.
If you have any additional information regarding this incident, please contact the Gilroy Police Department at (408) 846-0350.  Refer to case #22-2534.
For any media inquiries please call (408) 846-0347.

Gilroy Police Department
7301 Hanna St
Gilroy, CA 95020

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Non-emergencies: 408-846-0350

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