Dry Creek Elementary School and the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District office, both on PFE Road in Roseville, were put on lockdown Wednesday morning, Feb. 22 after a purist ended in the school parking lot.
According to Dee Dee Gunther with the Roseville Police Department, around 8:30 a.m. an auto theft task force was investigating a stolen vehicle on Billy Mitchell Boulevard, when a man, unrelated to the investigation, confronted the undercover officers displaying a handgun. The man led officers on a short pursuit, for less than 2 minutes, that ended at the parking lot at Dry Creek Elementary School.
During the pursuit, a handgun was thrown out the window. Officers later searched and retrieved the weapon, Gunther said.
As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown, Gunther said.
The driver, 27-year-old Jeffrey Lee Michael Costa of Roseville, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of brandishing a weapon and reckless driving. The passenger was not arrested.
Mark Geyer, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District superintendent, issued a message to parents Wednesday morning. According to the message, the school and district office were placed on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes.
No injuries were reported, Gunther said.