Scottsdale police netted four arrests and confiscated drug paraphernalia in an early morning raid on a rundown house Tuesday.
The Scottsdale police SWAT team executed a search warrant and raided the house in the 7700 block of East Beatrice Street about 7 a.m. Tuesday. Three men were arrested on suspicion of drug-related activity. Police would not comment why a fourth man was arrested.
Joel Guerrero, 24, Isidro B. Martinez, 42, Constantino Gonzales, 35, and Abel Guerrero, 22, were taken into custody without incident, police said.
One of the men was later released, police said.
Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark said he wasn’t sure of the specific reasons for the arrests.
A woman who lives on the cul-de-sac said things got “very scary” on her street moments after she sat down for breakfast.
“I looked outside, and the police pulled in the street and had their guns pointed everywhere — even at my house,” said the woman, who declined to give her name.
Police said neighborhood residents had complained about the house to the city because of heavy traffic.
As Joel Guerrero was clearing empty beer cans and other refuse from the front of the house on Tuesday, he said he was the first one police pulled out of the house.
“They just busted in and started using those flashbangs all over the place,” Joel Guerrero said. “After I got home from jail, the house was ransacked. All I had was a hookah, and they took that.”
Joel Guerrero said that he used the water pipe to smoke marijuana about a year ago.
Police are working with the Scottsdale building inspection and code department because of the deteriorated condition of the house.
Scottsdale building inspector manager Bob Petrillo said the city planned to review conditions at the house, but wasn’t sure whether it would be condemned.