Swat Team makes arrest after 9-hour standoff

629 Smith Road

PARSIPPANY — On Tuesday, July 2, at approximately 4:03 p.m., Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to a residence on 629 Smith Road for a welfare check on Mr. Jesus Quintela, 40, which was requested by a family member.

Prior to arriving on the scene, the officers spoke to the caller who was concerned about Mr. Quintela’s well-being. Officers were also made aware that he may be in possession of a firearm and he has two active warrants for his arrest.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with Jesus who they observed was inside the residence. After multiple attempts to get the individual to come to the door, along with his defiant behavior, the officers pulled back from the residence for their safety and established a perimeter.

At approximately 8:30 p.m, members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrived on the scene and attempted to make contact with Mr. Quintela.

Ultimately, SERT members were able to make entry into the home at approximately 1:10 a.m. and take Quintela into custody.

Quintela was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility due to his active warrants. No weapons were recovered from the scene and no injuries were reported.