PARSIPPANY, NJ - The following news release was issued by the Parsippany Police department regarding last night's incident on Smith Road. You can read the full statement below:
On July 2, 2019 at approximately 4:03 PM, Patrol officers were dispatched to a residence on Smith Road for a welfare check on Jesus Quintela, a 40 year old male, which was requested by a family member. Prior to arriving on the scene, the officers spoke to the caller who was concerned about Mr. Quintela’s well-being. Officers were also made aware that he may be in possession of a firearm and he has two active warrants for his arrest.
Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with Jesus who they observed was inside the residence. After multiple attempts to get the individual to come to the door, along with his defiant behavior, the officers pulled back from the residence for their safety and established a perimeter. At approximately 8:30 PM, members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Sherriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) who had also arrived on scene attempted to make contact with Mr. Quintela. Ultimately, SERT members were able to make entry into the home at approximately 1:10 AM and take him into custody.
He was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility due to his active warrants. No weapons were recovered from the scene and no injuries were reported.