KEYES -- The Stanislaus County sheriff's SWAT team surrounded a mobile home near Eighth Street today, trying to apprehend a parolee who had holed up inside. Officers fired tear gas into the home and the man surrendered about 2:30 p.m.
Paul Parmley, 35, of Turlock faces charges of violating his parole as well as evading a law enforcement officer during a chase.
No shots were been fired and no injuries were reported, said deputy Luke Schwartz, a sheriff's spokesman.
He said students from nearby Keyes Elementary School were taken to the Keyes Fire Department at Seventh Street and Maud Avenue, where parents were able to pick them up. The children were moved as a precaution, as were neighbors near the home.
Schwartz said Parmley is a suspect in a string of burglaries and evading authorities in a vehicle pursuit prior to today's incident.
Merced County authorities were also at the scene because the parolee is wanted on Merced County charges, too.
The incident began about 10:15 a.m. Thursday when detectives and patrol deputies tried to approach the home in the 5400 block of Eighth Street. Schwartz said the wanted man refused to come out.