The search for a wanted parolee led to a tense standoff at a Ventura apartment complex.
Ventura police say they learned Omar Ruiz might be an apartment on the 6600 block of Telephone Road last night.
Officers surrounded the apartment at around 7:30 p.m., and ordered the occupants to come out.
They say that because the 25 year old Santa Paula man had a history of violence, when the people wouldn’t come out, a SWAT team was called to help.
About a half hour later, three people came out peacefully. Two were arrested for probation violation, and other charges.
However, the man who prompted the search, Omar Ruiz, wasn’t there, and is still being sought.