Stand-off in Red Oak ends peacefully Monday


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested without incident Monday evening following a two-hour stand-off at a residence there. Red Oak Police report officers were called to a home in the 800 block of East Coolbaugh Street at around 4:50 p.m., after they received word about a disturbance. When Officers arrived on the scene they learned 19-year old Joshua M. Salvato was in possession of a weapon. He also refused to let officers enter the room he was in.

Negotiators from the Red Oak Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol were called to the scene. Less than two-hours later, Salvato surrendered to authorities. He was taken to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for mental evaluation. Officials say no charges are expected to be filed.

The Red Oak Police Department was assisted by Red Oak Fire and Rescue, The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers of the Iowa State Patrol.