It was 2:10 a.m. when police finally entered the house on the 500 block of Montecito Drive and took Homer Dixon into custody without incident, said Brentwood Police Lt. Tom Hansen.
Charges against Dixon include multiple domestic violence-related violations, which were to be filed this week with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.
Hansen said it was about 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 when police first responded to the Montecito Drive home for a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute, which he said police were able to resolve through mediation before leaving.
Neighbor Sindy Paris said it wasn't the first time in the four months since Dixon and his family moved in to the house across the street that the police had been called to the residence.
"We've already called the cops on them three times just because of the noise," Paris said.
At 7:30 p.m., Hansen said the police were dispatched again to Montecito Drive for a report of a male with a gun. Upon arrival they found "the man (Dixon) barricaded in the residence with a teenage niece."
It was about that time that Paris got a call from her husband, who had just pulled up to their house. "'Get out of the house! Come on!'" Paris said her husband insisted over the phone. "I walked outside and the cops (positioned in front of Dixon's home) had ... guns."
Sharpshooters, with a squad car positioned between them and Dixon's house, had their rifles pointing directly at Dixon's residence while other officers cordoned off Montecito Drive and awaited arrival of the department's mobile command center and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
Several Montecito residents, denied entrance to their homes due to their proximity to the cordoned off area, stood watching from afar, wondering what had become of their once-quiet neighborhood.
"We don't need this," said Yvonne Johnson, shaking her head as she looked at her house, located across the street from Dixon's. "We (Johnson and fiance James Casten) moved here for a nice safe place.
"You came to Brentwood because it was safe," she added. "And now look at it."
Over the next few hours, Brentwood officers and members of their SWAT team strategically turned off streetlamps and tried to begin dialogue with Dixon, who sat in a dark with his niece.
Nearly seven hours after they first secured the street, police entered Dixon's house and apprehended him, said Hansen. No one was injured and no guns were found.