Suspect Arrested After Standoff in Santa Maria

By the Santa Maria Police Department

On 6/4/23 at approximately 5:00 PM, Santa Maria Police Officers responded to a disturbance and possible vandalism in the 700 block of South Pine Street.

It was discovered an unknown male was armed with a knife, had broken a window to a residence and physically assaulted the victim. The suspect was also believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled on foot and attempted to enter another apartment. The suspect was soon located at an adjacent apartment complex.

The suspect armed himself with a shovel and threatened the officers. They attempted to deescalate the situation and negotiate with the suspect, however, he refused to comply. Eventually, a less than lethal 40 MM foam round was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as Samuel Angel Santiago Francisco, a 21 year old resident of Santa Maria. Santiago was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail for various felony and misdemeanor violations.  


Written by SantaMariaPolice

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