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UPDATE: SWAT Members Break Out Back Glass Door

The incident was reported about 5:25 p.m. at 22659 Sunnybrook Drive, Wildomar, according to the California Highway Patrol.


UPDATE: About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff's SWAT broke out the glass sliding back door of a home where a domestic violence suspect holed up for hours, as the suspect tried to climb out a window.

A robot was also going to be sent in.

The man, identified as Nicholas Esparza, would not come out for six hours, while deputies called to him to come out with his hands up.

"We're here to help you," a deputy said on a public address system.

At one point, smoke could be seen coming out of the chimney at the house in the 22600 block of Sunnybrook Drive.

A deputy at the scene told Patch that the suspect was burning something in the fireplace.

Later, smoke could be seen coming from upstairs.

When SWAT deputies broke the back window and prepared to send a robot in, the suspect tried to climb out a window.

The incident began about 5:30 p.m. as a domestic violence incident and escalated into a SWAT standoff.

PREVIOUS STORY: Smoke late Sunday night could be seen coming from the chimney of a Wildomar home where a domestic violence suspect holed himself up and refused to come out for hours.

The man, identified by relatives as Nicholas Esparza, for hours would not heed public address messages by sheriff's deputies, urging him to come out so that they could help him.

"We're here to help you...open the door and let us start talking," a deputy called out through the PA system.

As nightfall descended and the evening progressed, homes were evacuated as the evening progressed and SWAT members took up positions, preparing to enter the home.

PREVIOUS STORY:  SWAT officers have arrived at the scene of a standoff in Wildomar that began as a domestic violence call and escalated to a police action and nearly four hours of waiting.

The incident began about 5:25 p.m., when sheriff's deputies were called to investigate the report of a domestic violence incident at 22659 Sunnybrook Drive.

Deputies arrived to find the suspect inside the home, refusing to exit, and they surrounded the area and used a public address system to call him out.

The man, identified by a relative as Nicholas "Nick" Esparza, had not come out as of 9 p.m., when deputies began evacuating homes adjacent to the suspect's house.

PREVIOUS STORY: A suspect in a domestic violence incident on Sunday still had not come out of his home after two hours, as sheriff's deputies and firefighters waited outside a Wildomar house.

The man, called "Nicholas" by a sheriff's deputy who addressed him on a PA system, had not come out as of 7:50 p.m., continuing a standoff with authorities.

A family member at the scene told Patch the man's name is Nicholas Esparza, called "Nick" by his relatives.

The incident began as a domestic dispute about 5:25 p.m. at 22659 Sunnybrook Drive.

It was unclear whether the man inside the home had injured another family member.

A sheriff's deputy urged the man to come outside.

"We're here to help you," the deputy said.


A domestic violence incident turned into a standoff at a Wildomar home Sunday, with sheriff's deputies ordering a suspect to come out of his house.

"We're not going to leave until we talk to you," a sheriff's deputy said over a public address system in front of the home at 22659 Sunnybrook Lane.

"We need you to come outside with your hands up, Nicholas.

"We're here to help you."

According to intial reports, at about 5:25 p.m., someone was injured in a domestic violence incident and sheriff's deputies from Lake Elsinore and Temecula rushed to the scene.

Once there, they staged outside the home and called for the suspect inside to come out.


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