Police arrest Ridgeway resident who eluded law enforcement on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 May 2017 at 6:03 pm

Gerardo Quiros faces numerous felonies; bail set at $200K

Gerardo Quiros

RIDGEWAY – A Ridgeway man who eluded police Saturday in a manhunt was arrested today.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office charged Gerardo Quiros, 30, of Ridge Road with multiple crimes. Quiros allegedly committed acts of violence against a female acquaintance during a domestic incident where he reportedly would not allow the victim to leave the residence, locked her in a bathroom, smashed her cell phone when she attempted to call 911, obstructed her breathing and punched her in the head, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said.

When deputies returned to make contact with Quiros, he fled into a wooded area behind his house. A search of the area lasted several hours. The concentrated search was discontinued when Sheriff’s officials were confident Quiros had left the immediate area. Investigators were able to develop intelligence on Quiros and he was arrested by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and Lockport Police today at about 2 p.m., Bourke said.

Quiros was arraigned by Justice Dawn Keppler in the Town of Ridgeway Court on the following charges: strangulation in the 2nd degree (felony), criminal mischief in the 3rd degree (felony), unlawful imprisonment 2nd degree, harassment in the 2nd degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree. Additional charges are pending.

Bail was set at $200,000 cash and $200,000 bond. Quiros was remanded to the custody of the sheriff and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the Town of Ridgway Court on May 5 at 9 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team, Genesee County Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team, Niagara County Aviation and K-9 Teams, State Police Aviation and Road Patrol, Medina Police Department, Albion Police Department, NYSDEC Police and the Lyndonville Police Department.

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