Suspect in Custody After Standoff at Home Being Fumigated in Paramount

By Marc Cota-Robles, Sid Garcia and Hanna Chu
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 05:42PM
PARAMOUNT, Calif. (KABC) — After a seven-hour standoff in Paramount, a suspect was taken into custody at a house being fumigated.

Authorities responded to the home on the 15700 block of Verdura Avenue just after 5 a.m. after a fumigation alert system was set off. Deputies had reason to believe that people were still inside the home, so a SWAT team responded to the scene.

The incident quickly turned into a barricade situation, and a crisis negotiation team was called.

The SWAT team, dressed in hazmat gear, entered the home to search it. At about noon, 34-year-old Antoine Gutierrez of Paramount was located in the attic of the home and arrested for burglary.

Sheriff’s officials say the suspect is known in the area for previous drug-related crimes.

A neighbor said the home was tented for fumigation on Monday. Authorities said they plan to further investigate other tent burglaries that have happened in the area.

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Kilter Termite and Pest Control’s KILGUARD system doesn’t require you to leave your home like fumigation does allowing you to stay with your valuables during extermination. Our process kills both types of termites not just Drywoods (seen Below) like Fumigation. With there being two types of termites here in Southern California, having a treatment that can remedy both is important. Drywood Termites produce the pellet like droppings and swarm (fly out en mass) in Late Summer / Early Fall.

Subterranean Termites are not controlled by fumigation as the tent is only able to kill what is above ground in the wood. With subterranean termites (seen below) the queen and colony resides below the surface, when the poisonous gas is pumped in for fumigation they are not affected by it at all! Our KILGUARD process kills both of these termites with out you having to bag your food, bag your medicines, suffer plant damage or have people walking on your roof (causing tile breakage or leaks later).

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