Domestic Disturbance Leads to Hours-Long Standoff in Clifton

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CLIFTON, Colo.

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on the 400 block of
Forelle Court in Clifton about 5:30 this morning that ended in an hours-long standoff between one man and law enforcement.

Officials say a woman and her children were hiding in their bedroom while 31-year-old, Daniel Rosales refused to leave. Deptuies evacuated the woman and children, but Rosales stayed put.

A shelter in place was sent to about 70 residents in the neighborhood and surrounding homes were evacuated.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Junction SWAT Team combined forces, entered the home, and arrested Rosales about 11:40 am.

A notice where the door was states— CS gas and pepper spray were used, and neighbors say law enforcement blew the door open to arrest Rosales. Rosales was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and once cleared, he was transported to the Mesa County Detention Facility.

Rosales is facing the following charges:

-2nd Degree Burglary (Class 3 Felony)

-Harassment (Class 1 Misdemeanor)

-Criminal Mischief (Class 3 Misdemeanor)

-Obstructing Government Operations (Class 3 Misdemeanor)

-Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (Class 6 Felony)

-Resisting Arrest (Class 2 Misdemeanor)

-Barricades and Refused Police Entry Upon Request

-Domestic Violence

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