West Melbourne Man, 31, Arrested After Four-Hour Standoff With Police
By Space Coast Daily // March 18, 2019
Neal Thomas Treibley, 31, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police have arrested a 31-year-old man after a four-hour standoff with police on Monday at his house on the 7600 block of Greenboro Dr.
The suspect has been identified as Neal Thomas Treibley.
Police say they were called to the residence regarding Treibley being suicidal.
When police arrived, Treibley would not answer the door.
Once authorities made contact with him by phone, police say Treibley refused to exit his residence or allow officers to make entry.
According to the investigation, Treibley had a recent history of erratic behavior. As a precaution, police evacuated the apartment building for the safety of the residents.
“After the building was evacuated Treibley continued to refuse to comply with demands to exit his residence resulting in the deployment of the West Melbourne Police Strategic Response Team,” said Sgt. Michelle Page of the West Melbourne Police Department.
“Treibley called 911 threatening that if officers made entry to his home he would shoot them.”
Police then decided to break through the door where it was discovered Treibley had barricaded himself in the bathroom.
After further discussion with a crisis negotiator, Treibley surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody by authorities.
Forced entry was made into the residence where Treibley was found barricaded in a bathroom.
Treibley’s has been charged with Misuse of 911, Resisting Arrest Without Violence, 5 counts of Threatening a Law Enforcement Officer and 5 counts of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.
Treibley was turned over to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on $80,000 bond.
He will also go through a mental evaluation prior to his release.
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