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Whittier Resident Arrested After Stand-Off with Police

Posted On: April 18, 2014

On April 17, 2014, at approximately 4pm, Whittier Officers responded to the 7900 block of Bright Avenue, regarding a disturbance call between a male and female.  When officers arrived on scene, they witnessed windows being broken out, from inside of the residence, by the male subject.  Whittier Officers soon learned that the male subject was in possession of a gun.  Based on this additional information, the officers surrounded the location and contacted the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Team and Crisis Negotiating Team.

After a stand-off, which lasted 12 hours, the suspect released his hostages and surrendered to the officers on scene.  The female victim received medical attention to minor facial injuries at a local hospital.  It is still unclear at this point why the subjects, who were determined to be husband and wife, were involved in this dispute.

At the time of this press release, Whittier Detectives are still processing the scene for evidence.  The male subject is currently being held at the Whittier Police Department jail facility.

The arrested subject is Roger Jameson and he is a resident of Whittier and 43 years of age.

For more information regarding this incident, please contact Community Relations Officer Brad White at 562-244-0045.