Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hemet: man arrested for assault on a peace officer after stand off

Hemet, Ca - On May 20, 2015 about 8:21 A.M. deputies were dispatched to 40363 Stetson Avenue, Hemet regarding a family disturbance. Deputies contacted the victim who stated her son, Manuel Retiz, 34 years old and a resident of Hemet had choked her. The victim stated Retiz ran out of the residence and jumped over the fence.

A deputy located Retiz and a foot pursuit ensued, Retiz jumped over the fence and into the back yard of 40252 Stetson Avenue. Retiz entered the garage of the residence and barricaded himself inside. Sheriff's deputies and officers from the San Jacinto Police Department and Hemet Police Department set up a perimeter. A police service dog from the city of also San Jacinto arrived on scene. Verbal commands were made to Reitz to exist the residence, however he refused to come out.


Entry into the garage was finally made and deputies were immediately assaulted by Reitz who threw glass jars filled with nails at the deputies from the rafters of the garage. Retiz gained access to the main residence through a crawl space in the garage and jumped through a closed window in an attempt to escape. Retiz refused to comply with deputies' orders and kept reaching into his waistband saying "No, shoot me". Hemet personnel used a conductive electronic device to incapacitate Retiz to finally subdue him.

During the arrest of Retiz, three Sheriff's deputies were injured and required medical attention. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at Hemet Valley Hospital and then booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault on a Peace Officer.

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