Sheriff Mike Morrison reports on 10/22/23 at around 10:45 PM deputies responded to a harassment/trespass call in the 3000 block of Fairveiw Canyon Rd in Monitor. The citizen reported that her ex-boyfriend Leonardo Cervantes-Ramirez was on her property to confront her and her new boyfriend. Cervantes-Ramirez indicated that he was armed with a firearm to the female, who dialed 911.
Responding deputies made contact with Cervantes-Ramirez who immediately began to escalate and indicated that he was armed and wanted the deputies to shoot him. The deputies had created space between themselves and Cervantes-Ramirez and from a safe position, attempted to de-escalate the situation. Additional agencies responded to assist including Washington State Patrol and Wenatchee Police.
After an hour of negotiating with Cervantes-Ramirez, he was taken into custody without incident. He was found to be unarmed.
Great restraint and patience were shown by the deputies who negotiated with Cervantes-Ramirez and with the assistance of partnering agencies this volatile situation was brought to a safe conclusion for those involved.