Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

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Man in custody after standoff

by Jade Bolack

March 13, 2014

The Lake Geneva Police Department and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on Monday, March 10, after the 911 operator heard a gun threat over the phone.

According to Lake Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Derrick, someone at a Lake Geneva Boulevard residence used a cellphone to call 911. While no one spoke to the 911 operator, the line was left open, and the 911 operator heard a male and female shouting at each other.

“The operator heard something about a gun, so we came out,” Derrick said after the police had cleared the scene around 9 a.m.

A Regional News reporter heard “Do you want me to get the gun?” quoted over the police scanner from the dispatch station to other police officers.

When the police arrived at the scene, the woman came out of the house, but the man refused to leave.

A Regional News reporter observed a police officer using a bullhorn to speak to the man.

Eventually, the man came out of the house, Derrick said. The man was taken into custody, and no one was injured.

As the sheriff’s department was leaving the scene, a Regional News reporter heard someone yelling at the police.

“Get out of my house! I never gave you permission!”

Derrick said he couldn’t comment on who was screaming.

Assistant Chief Michael Reuss said there was not much more to report about the incident during a phone interview March 11.

“We went out on a domestic call,” he said. “We ended up taking the man into custody.”

Reuss declined to release the suspect’s name.