Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SWAT Team Negotiating With Parole Absconder, Fruita

Multiple Law Enforcement Agenies Respond To Fruita Home For Wanted Man

Update at 6:45 p.m. -- The suspect from tonight's incident is Gary Lee Swenson, 37, of Fruita. He is currently a Colorado Department of Corrections parolee, wanted for absconding (warrant).

Gary Lee Swenson, 37, of Fruita
MCSO Booking Photo: July 2014
Update at 4:50 p.m. -- Parole Absconder is in custody, without incident in Fruita. 

Originally/Previously Released
Mesa County, Colo. -- Officers and deputies from local law enforcement descended on a Fruita neighborhood this afternoon in an attempt to apprehend a wanted fugitive. SWAT members from the Grand Junction Police Department and the Sheriff's Office used the rescue vehicle, also known as the Bearcat, to get negotiators close to the home where the fugitive is known to be inside.

Fruita PD & MCSO Deputy placing Gary Swenson in a patrol car.
This was near the corner of Doug and St. Peppin Drives, Fruita.

Homes immediately in the area of St. Peppin Drive, off K 6/10 Road, in Fruita were notified to shelter in place, as needed. Residents should remain sheltered in place or away from the area until this incident is resolved.