Roseville man barricades himself in house

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Updated on Friday at 9 a.m.


On Tuesday, Roseville Police and the Roseville/Rocklin tactical S.W.A.T team responded to a man who barricaded himself in a house off of Stonecrest Drive in Roseville for nearly 11 hours, according to Roseville Police Department spokesman Rob Baquera.

Kelly Bronson, 45 of Roseville was taken into custody unharmed, after an 11-hour standoff with police, according to Baquera

At about 11 a.m. Tuesday, Roseville Police assisted Placer County Probation “in a search of a felony probationer,” Baquera said.

Officers recognized the male subject was in his house and then the subject chose to barricade himself inside, according to Baquera.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Baquera said, the unnamed subject had not made contact with police, personel or the negotiator.

“After many attempts to contact the subject, the Police Department made the decision to breach the house,” Baquera said. “In an effort to communicate with this individual; while searching the house, officers made contact with Mr. Bronson who was taken into custody without incident.”

Baquera said the nearby and adjacent houses immediately surrounding his home were evacuated for safety purposes.

A nearby school (Coyote Ridge Elementary) was also evacuated.  

According to Coyote Ridge administration officials, the school was placed on lockdown until officers arrived. Shortly after police surrounded the school, parents were called to evacuate their children out of the area.

“No students were injured during the incident and no issues occurred on the campus,” Baquera said.

Baquera said law enforcement was not aware whether Bronson was armed. It was confirmed that no other individuals were in the house, according to Baquera.

Neighbors Michael Stockton and his daughter, Stockton, were surprised with the incident.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Michael Stockton said. I have never seen a police presence like this in Roseville or in this neighborhood throughout the 20 odd years I’ve been here.”

Emily Stockton said she was in shock.

“I was coming home from teaching at a local elementary school and police units just suddenly surrounded the area and I was shook,” she said.