Posted: 10:49 p.m. MST
Friday evening, Yuma police officers responded to a call of a domestic dispute at a home on the 1400 block of South 10th Avenue.
Neighbors say a man—who police identified as 26-year-old Raymond Ludwin—was at the house working on a motorcycle in the front yard before the apparent disturbance.
"He was kind of making a lot of noise,” said Amy Luster, who lives in the area. “He had gotten on it … and 45 minutes he came back. That's when the two officer showed up."
According to a Yuma Police Department statement Ludwin assaulted his live-in girlfriend, leaving her with unspecified injuries.
Ludwin then locked himself into one of the bedrooms of the house. YPD tried negotiated with a loud speaker. They eventually entered the house, but Ludwin was nowhere to be found.
Many neighbors tell News 11 they've seen the Ludwin at the house, but do not know him personally. Others say they were not surprised when police showed up.
"I don't know who he hangs out with or what he does, but we've seen officers come to that house quite often," explained Luster. I know that things happen in Yuma. Thankfully we have a good police force. But it's kind of scary when it's two doors down."