Mountain View police arrested two people involved in a domestic dispute early Sunday morning after both allegedly refused to come out of a Hope Street residence, prompting an hours-long standoff with police and forcing nearby residents to stay indoors. Both suspects had been arrested in the same location in April on drug and weapons-related charges.
Police received reports of the dispute on the 700 block of Hope Street at around 4 a.m., and officers heard screaming inside the home when they arrived. The suspects, identified as 40-year-old Samuel Rowles and 33-year-old Elideth Rodriguez, refused to come out of the house or talk to officers, according to police.
Elideth Rodriguez. Photos courtesy of the Mountain View Police Department.
The Mountain View Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT team spent several hours persuading Rowles and Rodriguez to come out, and nearby residents were ordered to shelter in place. Police closed off Hope Street from Church Street to Yosemite Avenue.
The duo agreed to come out around 9:30 a.m., and both were detained without incident, according to police.
Rodriguez and Rowles were arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of resisting a police officer. Rodriguez was also charged with being in possession of narcotics. The street was reopened by 11 a.m.
Both Rowles and Rodriguez were arrested in the same location in April after police served a search warrant on the home and found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a pried-open ATM machine, a pistol and ammunition. The search came after multiple reports from residents in the Old Mountain View neighborhood regarding suspicious activity outside the home.
See earlier story.