Thursday, May 15, 2014

5-15-14 berlin man charged in domestic incident

A Berlin man is arrested following a domestic dispute at a residence in the City of Berlin.  Berlin Police Captain Kevin Block says on Sunday morning just before 7 a.m., officers were made aware of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Canal Street.  It was reported that a male subject had battered a 29-year-old pregnant female at the residence and the victim was complaining of injuries to her stomach area.  Block says City of Berlin Police and the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and attempted multiple times to make contact with the individuals in the home with no success.  As the investigation continued, officers learned that the male suspect might be in the possession of a firearm, which prompted officers to evacuate several homes and a church in the area.  Block says a little while later officers were able to make contact with the female victim, at which point she exited the home and received medical attention.  Telephone contact was then made with the suspect; he exited the residence and was arrested without incident.  The suspect, 36-year-old Rico R. Velasquez of Berlin, was placed on a probation hold and domestic abuse charges will be referred to the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Department.  Velasquez is currently being held in the Green Lake County Jail.

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