Two Wanted People Arrested in Nampa Home After Special Operations Group Activation
On March 13, 2023, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Nampa Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Special Enforcement Team (SET) located federal fugitive, Adam A. Gomez, 35, of Nyssa, Oregon in the 3300 block of E. Sherman Ave. Gomez had a federal “no bond” warrant. The original charge of the warrant was a weapons offense.
There was also an adult female inside the trailer with Gomez. Nampa PD’s Special Operations Group (SOG), which consists of our Tactical Response Team (TRT), Crisis Negotiators and Tech Team, was utilized, along with help from the U.S. Marshal’s Service and U.S. Probation Services.
During the incident, Gomez fled out of the rear of the trailer he was in, and he was taken into custody without further incident.
The female, Tessa R. Grove, 34, of Ontario, Oregon, retreated into the trailer, firing multiple rounds while inside. Negotiators talked to Grove in an attempt to have her come out and surrender but she refused, and burrowed into the ceiling of an adjacent house on the same property. After negotiators talked to Grove on-and-off for nearly five hours, gas was deployed into the residence. Tactical Officers entered the home and Grove was taken into custody.
Gomez is being held in the Ada County Jail on a U.S. Marshal’s fugitive hold.
Grove is being held in the Canyon County Jail on four outstanding warrants, with other charges pending.
“This incident could have ended very differently. Two wanted felons barricaded themselves in a Nampa home and one shot at the police,” said Chief Joe Huff. “The resources required to keep the community and first responders safe were significant. I am proud of the safe outcome that is the result of the hard work of the Nampa Police employees involved and our partners with the U.S. Marshal’s Service, U.S. Probation, Canyon County Paramedics and Nampa Fire Department. It takes all of us working together to help keep our community safe.”