Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What was the brother talking about? Never mind he doesn't know either.

A lot of Rodney King things are happening in New Braunfels?


Nobody got beaten here.

Morning police standoff ends quietly

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, people lined up on the sidewalks of Becker Street to witness a standoff between one of their neighbors and police.

New Braunfels Police responded to a 911 call at 2412 Becker St. After a brief standoff with no shots fired, Domingo Ramirez, Jr. exited the residence and was arrested.

“A female subject left the residence and called from outside ... we asked him to come out and he refused. After a short standoff we were able to persuade him to come out,” said Lt. Michael Penshorn of the New Braunfels Police Department.

“He’s been taken into custody ... he did not have any weapons.”

Ramirez, 26, was arrested on charges of assault, a Class A misdemeanor, and unlawful restraint, a third degree felony.

Two children were in the house at the time, a 4-month-old and a 2-year-old. They were examined on the scene by EMS and Child Protective Services, and then handed over to their grandparents.

The adult victim in the incident was taken to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital — New Braunfels and treated for minor injuries.

Ramirez was booked into Comal County Jail Wednesday morning.

One man identifying himself as Ramirez’s brother, Abraham Ramirez, said the police were overreacting.

“These cops blow everything out of proportion,” he said. “A lot of Rodney King things (are) going on in New Braunfels.”

Neighbors said they were surprised to see so many officers on their street.