Waco man arrested after threatening to jump from roof of Waco house

Waco Police Department
POSTED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:02am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:23pm

Waco police arrested a man on several warrants after finding him on top of a south Waco house where he was reportedly threatening to hurt himself.

Edward Victor Ortiz, Jr., 22, was arrested on warrants for Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Criminal Mischief over $1,500, and Resisting Arrest.

Officials say they responded to the 1000 block of S. 16th Street around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Ortiz reportedly ran and climbed on top of a roof and threatened to jump. After talking with officers and his family members, police say he opted to come down from the roof and turn himself over to authorities. 


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