Montrose, COLO.— In an operation that began on late Thursday night, the MCSO attempted to serve a warrant on Jose Pinott, a 40-year-old male from Montrose who had over $86,000 in warrants. Pinott was wanted for various failure to appear warrants for failure to comply for special offender, possession of a deadly weapon; failure to appear for special offender, possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance; and five misdemeanor warrants including driving under the influence, harassment, and violation of a protection order.

A tipster called the MCSO alleging that Pinott was in the 300 block of Hillcrest Road at a private residence. The MCSO sent deputies to serve the warrant. In an agency assist, two Montrose Police Department officers were on hand-to support deputies’ efforts. After making initial contact with Pinott (who refused to come out of the residence), deputies began the process to obtain a warrant. During this time, the MPD called out its SWAT team. The SWAT Team shot tear gas into the home around 1:30 am, at which time a female party exited the residence. Pinott was not apprehended at that time.

Toady, the MCSO received a tip that Pinott was in the 63000 block of Jade Road at a private residence. After obtaining a warrant, the MCSO’s Special Response Team (SRT) and deputies attempted to contact Pinott. After no response, gas canisters were released into the home and Pinott emerged from a window and was taken into custody. Following a medical clearance, Pinott was booked into the Montrose County Jail on aforementioned charges, as well as obstructing government operations. The MCSO would like to recognize the special response team for an exceptional effort in today’s operation and thank the tipsters for their valuable information. The mission of the MCSO is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons in Montrose County by providing professional law enforcement through responsive, caring, and dedicated service.

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Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager
kyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701