Police: Man taken for evaluation after threatening to kill wife

By From page A3 | November 23, 2012

VACAVILLE — Police took a 72-year-old man to VacaValley Hospital at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a medical evaluation after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife.

The man first called police and reported that he had killed his wife, police report. Then he called back to say if police didn’t come to his home, an apartment in a gated senior apartment complex on Burton Drive, he would kill his wife, police report.

Several units responded. The man, who identified himself to police as Garrett Griffin,  surrendered at gunpoint after police called him out. His wife was unharmed, according to Sgt. Charlie Spruill of the Vacaville Police Department.

Spruill said to his knowledge, police had never been called to the home before.

“He has some mental issues,” Spruill said.

The man, who was not carrying any identification, would be seen by mental health crisis personnel for stabilization after receiving medical clearance from VacaValley Hospital, Spruill said.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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