NEWARK -- A man in a standoff involving SWAT team officers at a Newark motel Sunday was also part of a Livermore standoff earlier this year, police said.

Eric Ontiveros, 25, of Hayward, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, violation of a restraining order and possession of Vicodin in addition to his original parole warrant, Cmdr. Mike Carroll said. Ontiveros is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

Police responded to the Motel 6 in the 5600 block of Mowry Avenue at 8:18 a.m. Sunday to assist California Highway Patrol officers with the parole warrant, Carroll said. Officers made contact with the man in a motel room, but he refused to surrender.

After failed negotiations, Newark and Union City SWAT teams were called in and Ontiveros later surrendered peacefully to the SWAT officers.

Ontiveros was also arrested in January after a three-hour police standoff on Elizabeth Court in Livermore where he threatened to shoot police. That standoff, which also included a SWAT team and an East Bay regional parks helicopter, began when Livermore police spotted a stolen vehicle in the house's driveway. Police surrounded the house and 10 people came outdoors and were detained; they denied Ontiveros was at the house and were later released, according to police.

After negotiations and a call from Ontiveros's mother, he agreed to come outside, was booked at Santa Rita Jail on a parole hold and eventually released.


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Ontiveros remains in jail on unknown bail pending a future parole hearing, Carroll said. Anyone with additional information may contact Newark Police Department at 510-570-7237.

Staff writer Paul Burgarino contributed to this report. Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.