After an 11-hour standoff, the “person of interest” suspected in the case of missing Hollister woman Heather Carroll surrendered to police and was arrested, according to the Hollister Police Department.
Police arrested David J. Quiroz, 30, around 3 a.m. at the residence in the 2100 block of Cerra Vista Drive where the man had remained in a standoff before surrendering without incident.
Police are continuing a search of the home and said the agency would release more information after it is concluded.
They are searching for the 25-year-old mother and wife who was reported missing Wednesday. Carroll was last seen dropping off her young boy at Ladd Lane School that morning. Authorities then found her sport utility vehicle at 2 a.m. Thursday in a field near Enterprise Road and Glenview Drive, about a mile from the house where the standoff occurred.
Investigators had obtained information Friday pointing to the possible involvement of Quiroz. While responding to the residence for questioning, dispatchers received a call from someone saying Quiroz was armed and suicidal, according to a police statement.
As the standoff proceeded, it was a relatively calm environment. Police barricaded off several blocks to keep residents away. They immediately evacuated the neighborhood, including an after-school program at the Cerra Vista School campus that is across the street from the scene of the standoff.
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