A 32-year-old burglary suspect was arrested by police after an hourslong standoff with police in Pomona, authorities announced Sunday.
The incident began around 8:40 a.m. Saturday when police were called to the 1700 block of Trojan Way to investigate a man in what was later determined to be a stolen vehicle, possibly suffering the effects of a mental illness, according to Pomona police Cpl. Angel Torres.
When officers arrived, they located the vehicle and Leobardo Hernandez of Pomona, who ran into an apartment building in the 400 block of E. Olive Street, Torres said.
Officers set up a perimeter as he holed up and refused to exit, he said. It was unclear if Hernandez knew who lived there.
No one was home, but police were able to monitor Hernandez through cameras inside the home. County firefighters, a mental health clinician, K-9 unit and a crisis negotiation team responded to the scene, he said.
Hernandez destroyed property in the apartment and burned food while cooking. He also shaved and replaced his clothes with clothing he found inside the home.
He finally surrendered peacefully to police about 11:30 that morning, according to Torres.
He was being held on $50,000, according to jail records, and scheduled to head to Pomona Superior Court on Wednesday.