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Police Respond to Barricaded Suspect in Westwoods


Arvada police and members of the Jefferson County Regional S.W.A.T. Team responded to a barricaded suspect in the Westwoods area on Thanksgiving night, November 22, 2007.

The incident started when Wayne Borowski (DOB: 3/15/61) allegedly brandished a weapon at the Loaf ‘n Jug located at 64th and Quaker on November 22.

A clerk at the convenience store/gas station obtained a license plate number on his vehicle, which police traced back to a home listed in Borowski’s name in the 6500 block of Poppy Street.

When Arvada police officers responded to the scene, the Borowski would not leave his home, and would not communicate with the police. Because it was believed the suspect was armed, and could possibly be intoxicated, the Jefferson County Regional S.W.A.T. was sent to the scene.

After several hours of negotiations, and multiple rounds of tear gas fired into the home, the suspect eventually surrendered to police just after 4:30 a.m.

Police recovered multiple weapons in the house by once Borowski was taken into custody.

Borowski was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he faces charges of felony menacing for the incident at the convenience store.

*Note: Due to extremely cold temperatures, members of the Westminster Police Department’s S.W.A.T. Team were called to the scene to assist the Jefferson County Regional S.W.A.T. Team during the latter portion of the standoff.