Watsonville Standoff Suspects Had Cameras Surrounding Warehouse | Crime
WATSONVILLE - New information on a four-hour long standoff at a Watsonville warehouse on Tuesday.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies are now saying the suspects had cameras surrounding the warehouse, watching the SWAT team's every move.
Officers and deputies ultimately stormed the building, making arrests.
Deputies said when they approached the building, they noticed there were small cameras around the perimeter of the roof.
They figured out the power source and shut the cameras down.
Deputy April Skalland, PIO for the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, said it's not that uncommon anymore.
"This is pretty scary especially for officers when you know that there's a possibility of weapons in the house," she said. "More and more nowadays with camera equipment out at different retailers and it's cheap, it's becoming more and more common."
SWAT ultimately stormed the building and arrested two men,
Dominic Mower and Andrew Casillas, who were arrested for resisting arrest and for possession of stolen property.
Deputies originally went to the residence on Prospect and Madison Streets was because they got a tip that a gun from a prior burglary was there.
When they got into the building, they didn't find the gun.
Instead, they found some stolen property, including a stolen credit card.