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Jun 6, 2011
TYPE OF INCIDENT: SWAT Mission
DATE AND TIME OCCURRED: June 5, 2011, 4:05 PM
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: 997 Avocado, El Cajon
ARESTEE: David Douglas Wittmer, 31-years-old
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
On June 5, 2011, at 4:05 PM, the El Cajon Police Department received a 911 call regarding a disturbance at 997 Avocado. The caller stated that David Wittmer had threatened to kill him, and that he owned a gun. Officers made contact with Wittmer from outside the residence. Wittmer refused to come outside. Because police believed that Wittmer was armed, and probable cause existed for his arrest, the SWAT and Crisis Negotiations teams were called to assist.
After SWAT officers surrounded the house, Wittmer told a negotiator that he wanted to surrender. He exited the house at 7:49 PM and was taken into custody. When officers entered the residence a gun was found, along with an active marijuana grow. There were 27 mature plants found in one room, as well as additional plants in a second room. Other evidence of marijuana sales was located within the residence.
Wittmer was later booked into county jail for Criminal Threats, Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana for Sales.
PREPARED BY: Lt. T. Henton
DATE AND TIME: 6/5/11, 2300 Hours
REVIEWED BY: Sgt. P. Winslow
Pat Sprecco, Chief Of Police