Loma Linda-area standoff suspect faces burglary, gun, drug charges






A day after a shotgun-toting man held deputies at bay for nine hours near Loma Linda, the 28-year-old San Bernardino gang member faces arraignment on five criminal charges, sheriff’s officials say.

Isaac Michael Castillo is scheduled for his first court hearing Friday, Dec. 30, on charges of residential burglary, false imprisonment, being a felon in possession of a firearm, making criminal threats, and being under the influence of narcotics while armed with a gun, investigators said in a written statement.

Castillo was arrested about 7 p.m. Wednesday at his girlfriend’s home along the 29800 block of Romero Road, a dirt road just north of San Timoteo Canyon, according to sheriff’s officials and jail records.

Deputies were dispatched to the house at 8:22 a.m. to check on a reported man with a gun.

• Photos: Man armed with long gun barricaded in Loma Linda home, authorities say

A sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted a man with a shotgun breaking into the house through a window. At the same time, the victims confirmed to 911 dispatchers that a man with a shotgun had broken into the house — and was holding them hostage.

Deputies from San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace and Highland swarmed the area, along with Redlands police.

About that time, a woman escaped but reported that her cousin was still inside with her boyfriend, Castillo, who had a shotgun and was threatening to kill her, according to the sheriff’s statement.

• Video: Barricaded suspect in Loma…

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