Apr 16, 2012 6:35 PM by Lacey Steele

Four in jail after assault and standoff in Pueblo

Four people are in custody after a SWAT standoff that lasted for hours Monday morning.

It was triggered by an overnight home invasion along East Abriendo in Pueblo.

Two people were injured, but were able to help police track the suspects.

The victims on Abriendo were able to give a good description of the car the suspects were driving.

That led police to a home on 29th Street.

"When we came by the house, of course, the cars that were used in the assault are here," said Sgt. Joe Garcia, Pueblo Police. "We walked up on the house, the people in there slammed the door and refused to come out."

Shortly after three a.m., SWAT and other emergency officers surrounded the home.

After about six hours, nine adults came out, and a tenth was found a short time later hiding in a freezer inside the home.

This not only shut down part of 29th, it also had an effect on two schools.

Several blocks north of the scene is Centennial High School, and several blocks east you will find Morton Elementary.

"The schools aren't that close to the area, but they were advised just in case something were to happen," said Sgt. Garcia.

"We knew that the perpetrators were fairly well contained in a single location, so we jointly chose to go to a secure perimeter status," said Greg Sinn, of the Communications Office with School District 60.

Those with School District 60 say they did not feel either school was in direct danger, but they do understand parents' concern.

They have decided to change their policy on notifying parents.

"So in the future, we will make sure that we send out school messenger calls directly to those parents letting them know exactly what the status of that school is," said Sinn.

It's important to remember here in Pueblo, according to those with D60, a secure perimeter means the outside doors are locked and activities inside the school continue as usual.

The four charged are Jeffrey Trujillo, 19, Charles Chavez, 19, Adrian Chavez, 20, and Yvonne Chavez, 43.

As of now they have only been charged with first degree burglary, but the investigation continues.


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