Armed Wildomar suspect arrested in Pasadena

WILDOMAR – Police arrested a 26-year-old Wildomar man July 31 for reportedly pointing a gun at passersby in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena.

Officers responded to the 700 block of South Orange Grove Boulevard at about 7 a.m. regarding a report of a man armed with a handgun pointing it at people passing by, said Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman.

While searching for the suspect, officers located him hiding in the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Markham Place, where he refused to comply with orders to surrender, Goodman said. The area was immediately contained and area residents were evacuated.

“After approximately 30 minutes of negotiating with the suspect, officers were able to safely and appropriately deploy a police canine, which afforded officers an opportunity to take him into custody,” he said.

Jordan Creger, 26, was taken into custody and a search of the area in which Creger was hiding led to the discovery of a loaded gun, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal possession of a firearm.

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