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Busy Weekend for Police Department

Post Date:03/13/2017 1:33 PM

In addition to a stabbing investigation, officers experienced a busy weekend with several potentially dangerous incidents being investigated.

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 1:24 AM, officers were called to complete a welfare check on an individual in the 700 block of W. Seventh Street.  They encountered a 53 year-old male, who was making suicidal threats.  The individual, who was extremely agitated, claimed to be in possession of a handgun.  He refused to show his hands to officers or to listen to commands. Despite shouting repeatedly at officers to shoot him, attempts were made to have the individual peacefully cooperate.  After an extended period of time, several less-than-lethal bean bags were deployed on the individual.  He was taken into custody and was found not to have a weapon.  He was taken to a local facility to be assessed for mental health issues.

Also on Saturday, at approximately 7:53 PM, officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the 400 block of N. Morrison Street.  Although no injuries were reported, officers found property damage and evidence consistent with a gun being fired.  The evidence was collected and will be submitted to the crime lab for further analysis.  Investigators are continuing to investigate the incident. It appears to be isolated to a specific target.

If you have information about the incident, you are asked to contact Sergeant Lidbury at the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency number (920) 832-5500.  If you have information, but wish to remain anonymous, please consider Text-a-Tip.  Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Lund at (920) 832-5509.
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