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Two arrested after SWAT standoff at Logan Heights apartment

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Posted at 11:04 AM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 19:16:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Two men were arrested Friday after an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers at a Logan Heights apartment.

San Diego Police arrested Jonathan Gutierrez, 31, and John Mena, 28, at a home in the 2100 block of Ocean View Boulevard. Officers arrived at about 9:30 a.m., only looking for Gutierrez, who was wanted to driving on the wrong way of I-805 and I-5 on Thursday, police said.

San Diego officers were in pursuit during the first incident and National City Police were involved in the second pursuit. Both pursuits were called off for safety reasons. Gutierrez was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon against an officer on May 19, when he crashed into a National City officer's car, police said.

Police said the department's investigation led officers to Gutierrez's location at the Logan Heights home, who called in SWAT officers out of an abundance of caution. He eventually surrendered peacefully to police. He is being turned over to NCPD.

Officers said didn't intend to locate Mena on Friday. Police said he was wanted on an unrelated felony warrant, but declined to provide more details about the warrant. SDPD said the Logan Heights apartment belonged to him.

Mena was found hiding in a car in the alley of the location and taken into SDPD custody.

Police had originally told City News Service that both men were wanted on shooting-related warrants. SDPD added that a shooting reported in the neighborhood on Thursday was unrelated to the arrests.