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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Wanted man arrested after short standoff


Last updated 3/14/2023 at 8:28am

Adams County Sheriff's Department

Firearms and ammunition were recovered from an apartment at 55 N. 10th Ave.

OTHELLO - A 40-minute standoff ended peacefully March 7 after a wanted man surrendered to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Othello police and U.S. Marshals Service.

Nicholas Romero-Rivera, 34, was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m. following a months-long investigation.

Romero-Rivera was wanted on several warrants, police said, noting they received information he was in an apartment complex at 55 N. 10th Ave.

Law enforcement officers said they received information that Romero-Rivera was armed and "willing to shoot at police to avoid capture."

Law enforcement officers were assisted by Mose...

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