Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date June 02, 2001
Contact Lt. Darryl Hurt
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051



Riverside, Ca- On Saturday, 06-02-2001, at approximately 7:40 P.M., Riverside Police Officers responded to the Crest Apartments on Canyon Crest at Linden in reference to a family problem.  Richard Madrigal, 33 Years old, Riverside Resident, brother of the reporting party, refused to leave the reporting party’s apartment. When officers arrived, Richard grabbed a kitchen knife and ran into the bathroom, locking himself in.

Officers learned that Richard was a Parolee at Large who was considered armed and dangerous. Richard refused many request to exit the bathroom. Subsequently, SWAT and Hostage negotiators were called to the scene. After many hours of trying to get the suspect to exit the bathroom, SWAT deployed tear gas. At approximately 0130, Richard exited the bathroom and was taken into custody. Richard had cut his foot on some glass while in the bathroom and was taken to the Regional Medical Center for a medical clearance and than booked at Riverside County Jail for the Parole warrant. File number PR 01154002.