Sheriff’s deputies arrest suspect after Anza standoff


Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman after a standoff with a barricaded suspect at an Anza residence, a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson said Friday afternoon.

Just before 8:15 a.m. Friday, deputies from the sheriff’s department’s Hemet station were dispatched to the 57000 block of Mitchell Road regarding a reported assault, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro.

Deputies arriving at the scene “found a possible armed suspect to be barricaded inside a home,” Pecoraro said.

SWAT as well as patrol deputies were still at the scene around 11 a.m. Friday. Pecoraro said the public was advised to stay away from the area.

By about 2:30 p.m., Pecoraro said a female suspect had been arrested. No information on her identity was immediately available.

No one was injured during the standoff.

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