$650K bond for suspect in Beaver Township Police standoff
A Beaver Township man is held in the Mahoning County jail on a $650,000 bond following a standoff that brought police, state troopers, and a SWAT team to his home on West Western Reserve Road.
According to police, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call before 2 a.m. Saturday from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend had broken into their home.
The woman told police that she had a protection order filed against the ex-boyfriend, who allegedly had threatened to kill her. She claimed that he had taken his firearms, an AR15, and a Glock pistol.
After surrounding the home, police helped the 32-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son climb out of a window. The two had locked themselves in a bedroom.
The woman told police that she believed that Phillip DeRobbio, 42, was still in the house and may be suicidal.
She told officers that DeRobbio had told her in the past that he would not be taken alive by police. She also said that DeRobbio kept several large Asian Monitor Lizards in the basement that could attack if provoked.
Police had state troopers block off West Western Reserve Road and contacted the county Critical Response Team.
While preparing to contact DeRobbio on a public address system, an officer reported that he walked up from behind him in a field.
DeRobbio was arrested and after being evaluated at a hospital, he was taken to the county jail and booked on charges of inducing panic, burglary, endangering children, and violating a protection order.