Standoff in Hungry Valley Ends With Arrest

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email
A standoff in Hungry Valley, west of Spanish Springs, ended Thursday evening with an arrest.

Victor Montelongo Photo courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

HUNGRY VALLEY, NV - A standoff in Hungry Valley, west of Spanish Springs, ended Thursday evening with an arrest.

The standoff was in the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and tribal police say the incident started with police trying to serve an arrest warrant to Victor Montelongo around 11AM Thursday. Police say he was uncooperative and barricaded himself inside the house, leading to a standoff. Tribal police had the help of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Nevada Highway Patrol. A SWAT team went in with a relative to help with negotiations. Police ended up gassing the house, forcing Montelongo out, leading to his arrest.

During the standoff, police went door-to-door and advised residents to leave the area, as police say the suspect was considered dangerous. Tribal officials say some people left while some elected to stay. There are 155 households in this subdivision.

The standoff was near the intersection of Prairie Moon and Running Deer. Traffic controls were in place at the Prairie Moon entrance to Hungry Valley.

Washoe County school buses weren't being allowed into the neighborhood to drop students off for the afternoon. Students who attend Jesse Hall Elementary, Shaw Middle and Spanish Springs High who live in Hungry Valley were taken to the Hungry Valley Recreation Center, and their families were notified by the tribe, according to school district officials.


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