Case No. 13-04862At 12:24 p.m. today (March 13, 2013), police responded to an armed subject call in the 2000 block of S. Bertelsen Road. When they arrived, they observed the suspect sitting in a chair and he appeared to be loading a rifle and had pointed it at neighbors’ yards.
As a safety precaution, two local schools were put on lockdown status and police closed the road near the area. An armored vehicle was brought to the scene and an EPD Crisis Team Negotiator contacted the residents in the home. Three people were detained and one, the armed subject, was eventually arrested.
Charges:Alan James Ryan, 26, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Reckless Endangering, and Cited in Lieu of Custody for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm. The firearm was found to be a pellet gun, which is defined by City Code as a firearm.
City Code4.885 Weapons - Discharging Firearms. Except on established ranges, no person other than a peace officer in line of duty shall discharge a gun, including spring or air-actuated pellet gun, air gun or BB gun, or other weapon which propels a projectile by use of gunpowder or other explosive, jet, or rocket propulsion.###