SWAT standoff at mobile home park ends with arrest

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SAN DIEGO — Deputies arrested a man with a felony warrant Thursday evening following a five-hour SWAT standoff at a mobile home park in Spring Valley.

At 1:30 p.m., a SWAT team surrounded a residence at Sweetwater Lodge Mobile Home Park in the 10700 block of Jamacha Boulevard after receiving reports that a person was barricaded inside.

The SWAT team eventually used flash bangs as a diversion and went inside the home, where the suspect was hiding. At 6:30 p.m., deputies arrested Omar Pacheco, 32, on a felony warrant issued for spousal abuse and assault charges and booked him into the San Diego County Jail, according to Deputy US Marshall Omar Castillo.

A possible butane honey oil lab was later found inside the home. Drug Enforcement Administration investigators were seen pulling jars of honey-colowed liquid from the home.

No one was injured and no one else was inside the home at the time, Castillo said.

Dozens of neighbors were forced to evacuate from their homes for several hours.

“We’re hungry and we have pets that we need to go get and feed,” Andrea Cazares told FOX 5.

Neighbors told FOX 5 this wasn’t the first time law enforcement have surrounded the home, where they say Pacheco has lived for nearly 20 years. Cazares said she can remember police surrounding Pacheco’s home at least three other times.

“Hopefully this is the last time because this keeps happening,” Cazares said. “It has to be put to a stop.”

Pacheco was booked at the San Diego County Jail and was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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