ENID, Okla. — A 41-year-old Enid man arrested following a more than two-hour standoff with police could be facing further charges as police continue to investigate the incident.
At 5:50 p.m. July 11, Enid Police Department officers saw Ivan Santana Quiroz entering his residence, 434 S. Lincoln, according to police.
"They knew Quiroz was wanted for a felony warrant so they knocked on the door and attempted to make contact with him," Capt. Tim Jacobi said. "When no one answered the door, they began to make PA (public address) announcements for him to come outside while other officers obtained a search warrant for the residence."
The SWAT team was summoned to assist with the search because Quiroz had refused to surrender, Jacobi said. SWAT was also called due to the extensive history of criminal activity associated with that particular residence.
SWAT and K-9 officers searched the residence and eventually located Quiroz hiding in a corner of the attic about 9 p.m. He was placed under arrest without further incident, transported to the Garfield County Detention Facility and booked on the felony warrant. The warrant was for charges knowingly concealing stolen property and compounding a crime, both felonies. Bond on the warrant was set at $20,000 bond.
A further search of the residence revealed additional evidence of criminal activity that continues to be investigated.
“Ivan Quiroz and his residence have been the subject of extensive neighborhood complaints for the past several months regarding a variety of criminal activity,” Jacobi said. “We want to thank the neighborhood citizens for their assistance and their patience but also to reassure them that our investigation remains ongoing.”