Police: Standoff with man involved in Canfield home burglaries ends

Police from multiple departments and a SWAT team were at his home on East Garfield Road in New Springfield

NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Saturday’s four-hour standoff in New Springfield with the same person who police say was involved in two home burglaries in Canfield earlier this week ended around 1 p.m. with a suspect in custody.

Brandon Hill, 22, has been arrested and charged with felony burglary. His bond is set at $12,000.

Police from multiple departments and a SWAT team were called to Hill’s home at 2476 East Garfield Road around 9 a.m. They were tipped off about a 2002 Green Chevy Malibu parked at the residence — the car said to be linked to the Canfield home burglaries.

“We’ve been trying to find him,” New Springfield Police Chief Matt Mohn said. “We knew he had warrants out and that they were chasing him around last night. Then they found out that he had come home this morning. Somebody saw him walking in the house.”

Police say Hill — who was home alone at the time — refused to come out of his house.

The Mahoning County Emergency Management Mobile Command Post and the Crime Task Force were then brought in to help police work out a plan.

“He wouldn’t come out,” Mohn said. “He threatened that he had weapons in the house — basically threatened there was cop by suicide.”

After more than three-and-a-half hours of negotiation, Hill came out of his side door with his hands up, unarmed.

Hill will likely be arraigned in Canfield on Tuesday.

They added Saturday’s arrest is a testament to the seamless cooperation among area police.