Woman who prompted Clovis PD SWAT team standoff identified


The 27-year-old woman who prompted a Clovis Police Department SWAT team standoff Sunday has been identified.

Natalie Grado of Clovis is accused of assaulting and carjacking a man near Locan and Gettysburg avenues early Sunday morning, according to the Clovis Police Department.

Officers found the victim injured, and told officers a man and woman assaulted him then stole his 2013 black Mini Cooper, which has since been located at a Clovis apartment complex.

Detectives were led to a home in the 2900 block of Swift Avenue, near Locan and Swift avenues. There, they attempted to serve a search warrant.

That’s when the occupants refused to surrender, police say, and attempted to flee the home.

After more than an hour of negotiations, seven people surrendered and were taken into custody of the police department for questioning.

Grado was arrested on suspicion of carjacking, conspiracy, providing false information and a probation violation. She will be booked into Fresno County Jail, and police say all others that were taken into custody were released.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department dispatch at 559-324-2800.

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