A sawed-off shotgun, a pistol and a stolen rifle were found Saturday at a Malin home following a six-hour standoff with police from several jurisdictions.
KCSO deputies were called to a house in the 24200 block of Wilson Road in Malin to assist Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a report of a stolen firearm, according to Sgt. Ryan Huntsman with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, Pedro Richard Padilla Jr., 29, was believed to be inside the home.
In addition to being accused of having stolen a rifle, Padilla had several warrants against him for failing to appear on several charges of kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and unlawful possession of a silencer.
Upon arrival, KCSO deputies attempted to make contact with the people in the home, Huntsman said. One deputy banged on the windows and saw the suspect, who turned off the lights to the house and refused to answer the door.
Malin Police Chief-Marshal Ron Broussard was able to make phone contact with the homeowner, Tori Devon Hill, 51, who also did not comply with requests to exit the home.
Responding deputies then used the public address system telling anyone inside the home to come out, but got no response.
“Due to the serious nature of Padilla’s warrants, and the theft of the rifle, we figured we were not going to go inside,” Huntsman said.
After several orders were ignored, deputies launched pepper spray canisters through the windows into the home.
“Four people, including the homeowner, came out after that, but we believed Padilla was still inside,” Huntsman said. “We put more gas in to try to induce the suspect out. When that didn’t work, our special response team entered.”
Hill, the homeowner, was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution. Two other people who were inside the home were not arrested, Huntsman said. They were given rides to other locations and instructed not to return to the home.
Upon entering the home, deputies found and arrested James Willard Johnson, 28, of Klamath Falls. He was arrested for failing to appear on possession of methamphetamine charges.
Padilla was found hiding in the attic of the home. A pistol believed to be stolen was also found. The rifle authorities were originally looking for was not located.
When Hill was released the following day, she returned to her home to discover Damian Alverez Mendez, 18, of Malin, and Adrian Plansencia Garcia, 19, of Klamath Falls, in her home, according to Huntsman. Mendez and Garcia were the two people involved in the previous night’s incident who were instructed not to return to the home.
Hill called 911, reporting Mendez and Garcia were burglarizing her home and detained them until law enforcement arrived. Both were arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass.
During Mendez and Garcia’s arrest, deputies found a sawed-off shotgun and a 30-30 rifle believed to be the one previously reported stolen.