Suspect in Ridgeway standoff surrenders to police

Staff Reports Posted 26 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Gerardo Quiros

ALBION – A man wanted by State Police after a domestic incident on Wednesday turned himself in at about 9 a.m. today at the State Police barracks in Albion.

Gerardo Quiros, 28, was wanted for menacing and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Quiros was processed and arraigned in the Town of Ridgeway Court. He was remanded to the Orleans County Jail on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to Ridgeway Court on Oct. 6.

Quiros allegedly threatened his mother with a gun on Wednesday afternoon. Police then believed he barricaded himself inside a house on Ridge Road, just west of the Route 63 intersection, going north.

Numerous law enforcement officers, including the Orleans County Swat team, were on scene for several hours on Wednesday, and a portion of Ridge Road was closed.

Officers thought they heard a possible gun shot within the residence. The New York State Police robot was deployed in an attempt to contact Quiros. The robot then gained entry to the residence and a search was conducted with the assistance of the Swat Team.

Quiros was not located in the residence. Police searched the surrounding area but were unable to find Quiros. A warrant was issued for arrest.