Suspect evades capture during Caldwell standoff

CALDWELL -- Police who converged on a Caldwell home with a SWAT team and armored vehicles came up empty Monday night in their search for a wanted fugitive.

They were looking for 26-year-old Fabian Salinas of Caldwell, a documented gang member who is wanted on charges including aggravated battery, assault on a police officer, felony eluding, burglary and felony drug possession.

Officers surrounded the Gossamer Street home after receiving a tip that Salinas was there and had threatened someone inside. After a standoff, they descended on the house, but an hours-long search did not turn up the suspect.

A "friendly pit bull" was removed from the home early in the search. Salinas is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Salinas' whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


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