PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany man was arrested on two active warrants following a nine-hour standoff Tuesday evening with police, according to Parsippany Police Sergeant Brian Conover.
At around 4:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Smith Road for a welfare check on Jesus Quintela, 40, which was requested by a family member, Conover said.
Prior to arriving on the scene, the officers spoke to the caller who was concerned about Quintela’s well-being and made officers aware that he may be in possession of a firearm and has two active warrants for his arrest, Conover said.
Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with Quintela who they observed was inside the residence. After multiple attempts to get the individual to come to the door, along with his defiant behavior, the officers pulled back from the residence for their safety and established a perimeter, Conover said.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team arrived on scene at around 8: 30 p.m. and attempted to make contact with Quintela, Conover said.
The SERT team was able to make entry into the home at approximately 1:10 a.m. and take Quintela into custody. No weapons were recovered from the scene and no injuries were reported, Conover said.
Quintela was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility for his active warrants.