A standoff ends without a shot being fired, but police had reason to believe it could have ended much differently.
Prosecutors said police found a stolen handgun in his car. But that's not all. They say Joseph Ronquillo also had methamphetamines and several thousand dollars in his vehicle.
Police put on a fireworks show on Tuesday evening in Grand Island, or as one witness said, "the boom!"
And as the smoke cleared, people put down their phones to cheer on the GIPD.
"Just telling cops they did a good job," one woman in the crowd said.
Joseph Ronquillo had some choice words as onlookers praised police, saying "great job officers."
"Shut up, b****. Go home," came his retort.
Officers weren't messing around with the suspect, with good reason to believe he was armed.
Grand Island Police Capt. Dean Elliott said, "Had a robbery at a house where a guy, 40 weapons were stolen. He had a warrant for that incident.
That was June. Danny Garcia was arrested, also following a pursuit.
But police believed others were involved.
Joseph Ronquillo became a suspect when the robbery victim picked him out of a photo line–up.
And just as the first suspect didn't give himself up easily, this arrest was also difficult.
Elliott explained, "He wasn't going to be taken and he was going to flee the scene, so we called the Tactical Response Team. They came in and were able to affect an arrest on the subject after he resisted a little bit."
Reviewing video of the scene, it's clear an officer reached in with a taser, and as Ronquillo was forcefully removed, wires were clearly visible.
The team in tactical gear had a police dog and plenty of backup, thanks to the Nebraska State Patrol and overlapping patrol shifts for the GIPD. They made the arrest without making things worse.
Elliott said, "Make sure officers and innocent people are safe,"
A search turned up two baggies of meth and a stolen gun. The man who didn't want to give up is now jailed on a million dollar bond.
Neighbors can't believe he happened down their street.
"It was pretty crazy," one young woman at the scene said.
NTV talked with members of the Ronquillo family outside the courthouse on Wednesday. They say the accusations are all lies and say Ronquillo was the victim of racial profiling.
But prosecutors say he's a dangerous felon, who at age 21 has already done time for robbery.