Sheriff’s deputies in Canyon Creek standoff |

Sheriff’s deputies in Canyon Creek standoff

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Garfield County law enforcement is in a standoff near Canyon Creek with a man who barricaded himself inside his home after authorities attempted to serve him with multiple search warrants.

Walter Stowe, the Garfiled County sheriff’s public information officer, said some of these warrants for 36-year-old Michael Rosinski were for assault on a peace officer.

Stowe said deputies attempted to serve Rosinski with these warrants at about 8 a.m. Friday, but he barricaded himself in the residence on Lewis Loop. Due to the nature of these charges, “he was not someone we were going to walk away from,” said Stowe. It’s not like a traffic infraction where deputies might simply try again the next day, he said.

No gunfire had been exchanged.

Just before 1 p.m. authorities deployed gas into the home in an attempt to force the suspect out. The sheriff’s BearCat arrived on scene shortly after that. And within a few minutes a second round a gas was deployed into the other side of the house.

Neighbors reported seeing law enforcement in tactical gear, with a negotiator trying to talk Rosinski out of the house through a PA system. A neighbor told the Post Independent that the negotiator could be heard saying that authorities had the residence surrounded.

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