By Gina Yarbrough
Oceanside, CA–A motorist, and two passengers were arrested after they led authorities on a brief standoff at the Oceanside Harbor on Sunday, authorities said.
The Oceanside Police Department responded to the area of Harbor Drive and North Pacific Street around 4:06 p.m. to assist the California Highway Patrol in locating a suspect believed to be in the area.
CHP was looking for a vehicle involved in an alleged brandishing of a firearm at another motorist on Interstate 5, just north of Oceanside.
The suspect vehicle was located in the 1300 block of North Harbor Drive. A high-risk vehicle stop was conducted, and the vehicle was found occupied by three individuals and several dogs.
Due to the occupants being uncooperative, and possibly being armed, several law enforcement resources were called to the scene, including the Oceanside police armored rescue vehicle, Oceanside Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Atenza said.
Additional officers were called to move beachgoers away from the scene for safety.
Officers spoke with the occupants, who eventually exited the vehicle but remained uncooperative. After nearly 50 minutes, all three occupants were taken into custody. One officer was bitten by a suspect during the process and suffered minor injuries.
The dogs in the vehicle were recovered and placed in the care of the Humane Society.
After a search of the vehicle, a firearm was not recovered. CHP took custody of the driver on unknown charges.
Oceanside police arrested 36-year-old Dalia Salgado, of Los Angeles, and booked her for suspicion of mayhem and resisting arrest. The other occupant, 36-year-old Angel Roybal, of Los Angeles was booked for suspicion of resisting arrest. Both suspects were transported to the Vista Detention Facility.
Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact Oceanside Police at (760) 435-4900.