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News Release
Barricaded wanted subjected arrested after Salem SWAT Team responded - 02/20/24

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at about 10:40 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff's Office developed probable cause that a wanted person, Mr. Valentine Sandoval, was inside a metal shop behind 653 Warren Street South in Monmouth Oregon.  Mr. Sandoval is 34-years old and frequents between the community of Falls City and the city of Monmouth.  Mr. Sandoval had two outstanding arrest warrants, one was a Felony Parole Violation warrant out of the State Parole Board and the other was a Misdemeanor arrest warrant regarding a hit and run event out of Polk County Circuit Court.  The Polk County Sheriff's Office had obtained officer safety information regarding Mr. Sandoval during the last few months, to include possibly being in possession of a firearm.

 

The Sheriff's Office attempted to communicate with Mr. Sandoval from outside of the shop, which did not result in a response from him.  Due to the officer safety information, the Polk County Sheriff's Office requested tactical assistance from the Salem Police SWAT Team.  Salem SWAT responded and did not receive communication from Mr. Sandoval until after they deployed flash bangs, just outside of the shop pedestrian door.  Mr. Sandoval then complied with Salem SWAT and was taken into custody at about 3:57 p.m.

 

Mr. Sandoval was lodged at the Polk County Jail on the two arrest warrants and other charges may follow from additional uninvolved investigations.