CONCORD -- Three schools were locked down and two police officers suffered minor injuries as police found and arrested a parolee thought to be armed after a house-to-house search Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Sean Rosevear, 29, of Concord, was arrested after he was found hiding in a crawlspace under a home in the 4000 block of Forestview Drive. He refused to surrender when found, and was apprehended by a police dog and received minor injuries, police said.
Police said they had first received a tip that Rosevear was seen armed with a handgun near the residence on Sept. 17. They attempted to contact him, but he ran off. A ground and air search at that time were not successful.
Officers spotted Rosevear again about 3:49 p.m. Monday and tried to detain him as he drove away from the residence. He ran into the nearby neighborhood, police said.
Police established a perimeter and called in an air unit from the California Highway Patrol to help them search.
Three nearby schools on West Street -- Westwood Elementary, El Dorado Middle, and Concord High -- were placed on lockdown during the search. El Dorado and Concord High each had about 125 students on campus for afterschool programs, officials said; only a handful of students were still at Westwood.
Rosevear was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. and taken to a hospital. He will be booked into County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of a parole violation, resisting arrest causing injury,
Contact Daniel M. Jimenez at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/DMJreports.