Sep 19, 2022

Two men taken into custody after 6-hour standoff ends peacefully in St. Joseph

Posted Sep 19, 2022 9:10 PM


St. Joseph Post

Two men have been taken into custody after a standoff with St. Joseph police ended peacefully very early Monday morning.

St. Joseph police say the standoff began around seven o’clock Sunday night and ended after the two, said to be in their 30s, were talked out of the residence in the 1100 block of North 19th about six hours later, around 12:30 this morning.

Police got four people out of the house prior to the two men being arrested. One of them was identified as 31-year-old Blake Kretzer. 

SJPD received information that Kretzer was wanted on felony warrants. When arriving at the residence, offers found a stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction that was suspected of being used in a felony crime earlier that day.