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Armed Barricaded Subject

February 5, 2024

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE

RE: Armed Barricaded Subject

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the subject involved in this morning’s incident on Oak Ridge Dr. in Ammon as 33 year old Javier Mendoza Jr. After more than 90 minutes of negotiations Mr. Mendoza peacefully surrendered to Deputies and was placed under arrest. Mr. Mendoza was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked on a Felony Charge for Malicious Injury to Property and Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank neighboring residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation while being temporarily displaced during this event. The public’s cooperation during these events greatly assists in the overall safety and efficiency of the situation.

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Original Release

February 5th, 2024

NEWS RELEASE

RE: Armed Barricaded Subject

Just after 9am this morning Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Oak Ridge Dr. in Ammon after receiving reports of a man who was out of control. The reporting party advised the man was destroying items in the house and was possibly intoxicated and armed.

As Deputies arrived the man retreated into the residence inside the residence by himself and would not come out. Information obtained on scene indicated the man may have access to a firearm but was the only person inside. At that time the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team was activated and responded. As a precaution Deputies contacted surrounding residences, a nearby school, and businesses advising them to shelter in place.

Negotiators made with the subject by phone and at times verbally at residence. After more than 90 minutes of negotiation he agreed to exit and surrender to Deputies.

Sheriff’s Office personnel are working on clearing the scene at this time, updated information will be released later today. There were no injuries related to this incident.

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