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Arrest for Criminal Threats after Barricading Inside Residence

January 29, 2016

BIG RIVER, Calif – On Monday, January 25, Philip Holsborg was involved in an argument with his wife which became physical. When she attempted to call 911, Holsborg ripped the phone cord out of the wall. He then made criminal threats towards her and any law enforcement deputies that arrived. Deputies responded to the residence in the 149000 Block of Mohawk Trail and took a report however; Holsborg had left the residence prior to their arrival.

Deputies obtained a felony arrest warrant for Holsborg the next day. On January 27, deputies responded to the residence to arrest Holsborg but, before they arrived, he had barricaded himself inside and refused orders to come out. The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Specialized Enforcement Division was brought in to assist in his apprehension. After several hours, Holsborg surrendered without incident to Sheriffs personnel.

Holsborg (age 45 of Big River) was later booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Criminal Threats. San Bernardino County Sheriffs personnel received assistance from La Paz County Sheriffs, the Parker Police Department and the Kingman Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call Detective Renstrom at (760) 326-9200 at the Colorado River Station or Needles Police Department.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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